Kool, calm and collected

… takes a look at the subtle side of fine dining in Glasgow Noone likes a show off. The fastest route to securing eternal public hatred is surely to take the most un-British of steps, and…

I’m too sexy for my shirt

Ben Freeman considers the perils of overt sexual imagery in the fashion industry The fashion industry is unarguably one of the most sexually charged arenas in the world (trumped only by the steel miners, of course), but does the…

Yo ho ho

David Kirkpatrick Denial is a river in Egypt and I’m in it up to my neck. For weeks now I’ve been ignoring adverts for Iceland mini platters and turning a blind eye to the seasonal funfair in George Square.…

Off the cuff with Mr. Scruff

… sits down with British DJ Mr. Scruff to discuss a love of tea, six-hour sets and the state of modern music Andy Carthy (aka Mr Scruff) is generally recognised as one of the foremost exponents…

At Death Cab’s door

Unashamed fan Crystal Chesters flags down Jason McGerr from Death Cab in Edinburgh for a chat Death Cab for Cutie were originally a preppy indie band from Seattle, whose melodic, poetic songs about being clever and confused attracted a…

Digitalism – 22/11/08 – The Arches

Harry Akehurst Still young when they left the burrow in 2004, German dance duo Digitalism emerged straight into a field of serious heavyweights. Formed in Hamburg, they share a country with Boys Noize and border with current genre giants…

The Firemen – Electric Arguments – Pinnacle

Tom Bonnick Inevitably, The Fireman’s new album, Electric Arguments, will never really be viewed as anything other than the latest vehicle with which Sir Paul McCartney has been desperately attempting to resurrect his floundering career, and/or some semblance of…

Buraka Som Sistema – Black Diamond – Fabric Integral

George Binning European clubbers are breaking out their obsidian disco balls in preparation for Black Diamond, the first LP from Portuguese break-beat trio, Buraka Som Sistema. The band claim to be championing a painstakingly underground sound known as ‘Kuduro’.…

Where to next?

Gerry McKeever The almighty mess the music industry is in is nothing if not well publicised.  Enormous growth in new alternative methods of acquiring music over the internet have punched a big hole right in the middle of the…

A different light on a dim view

George Binning What is escorting if it is not prostitution? If 99% of escorting work involves sex the difference is surely a legal technicality. Scotland’s escort websites are packed with semi-nude images and graphic descriptions of ‘services’ each escort…

The unknown consequences

James Porteous Although Guardian sometimes does not have the resources to cover all the events that we would wish to report on as a news-led publication (usually in the case of news that is geographically difficult to reach), there…

Sir Muir Russell to step down in September

The Principal and Vice Chancellor of Glasgow University, Sir Muir Russell, is to step down from his post in September. Sir Muir has held the position since 2003 when he succeeded Sir Graeme Davies. Before becoming…

Student loses deposit on bogus flat lease

A student at Glasgow University has signed a tenancy agreement to a flat that is already inhabited, and is now unable to reclaim his deposit and first month’s rent, totalling £850, from the landlord. Waqar Sadaat,…

Glasgow welcomes Dr. Rowan Williams

Students and affiliates of Glasgow University were given a rare glimpse into one of the most respected minds in Britain when the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, visited the campus. The Archbishop appeared in conversation…

Falling debris in Crichton library

George Binning & Ishbell Begg Crichton Campus’ newly opened £37 million super campus was evacuated, after pieces of wooden cladding fell from heights of up to 30 feet, whilst students worked at the check in desk just yards away.…