Deeds of the Swedes

Catriona Reilly Whenever Swedish music is mentioned, a ubiquitous reference to ABBA seems to follow, but our Nordic friends have more to offer us than 70s euro cheese. One genre which has been rapidly gaining popularity in Sweden is…

Family Band values

Oisín Kealy meets Broken Family Band’s Steve Adams A lot is made about the fact that you all have jobs outside of the band, do you think that adds to the longevity of the band, that it’s kept as…

Noise off with Noisettes

Oisín Kealy meets the indie-rock trio turned overnight sensations It is probably the sunniest day we have had at this point since the calendar turned 09, so it seems a shame to have to leave the light for a…

Observe and Report (Dir. Jody Hill)

Tom Bonnick I suppose it’s inevitable that eventually Seth Rogen would tire of playing the same lovable stoner goofball in each of his tri-monthly releases. Caveats aside, Pineapple Express didn’t prepare anyone for Observe and Report — a sort…

State of Play (Dir. Kevin McDonald)

Claire Strickett After a somewhat fraught production process, the film adaptation of the acclaimed BBC mini-series State of Play has finally made it onto the big screen. The action has shifted from London to Washington D.C, and none of…

Perks of the job

Lewis Porteous It goes without saying that organising the content of a bi-weekly student paper’s two page film spread is a job of which there are many perks. One such lagniappe is that I am occasionally invited to special…

The entertainment game

Tom Bonnick For those familiar with The (other) Guardian’s Lost in Showbiz column, Celebrity: How Entertainers Took Over The World And Why We Need An Exit Strategy will undoubtedly be greeted with a rapturous welcome. Marina Hyde has turned…

Cause for celebration

A pub setting creates great intimacy in The Birthday Party, writes Dominic Maxwell-Lewis In the wake of Harold Pinter’s recent death there has, unsurprisingly, been a resurgence of his works throughout the country and a respectful hush of admiration…

Skinted or minted

Charlotta Poppius makes a case for treating your living room to a design feast. If your wallet can’t stretch to designer, Claire Strickett finds an alternative. Spring cleaning should definitely be on your to-do list at this time of year,…

Cancerous Capers – Part 5

Jamie Ross The last fortnight can only be described as an interminable nightmare. After spending a vast proportion of my recent time boastfully lauding it over other cancer patients due to feeling tip-top, the Cancer Fairy finally took it…

Board room games

David Kirkpatrick When the weather’s too miserable to venture out, it has been known of my friends and I to indulge in a board game of an evening. Being inept at general knowledge and hopeless at sport, board games…

All fluff and nonsense

Ben Freeman and Michelle Williams discuss the state of fur today: wanton cruelty or standard practice? Ben Freeman Looking back at pictures from Hollywood’s Golden Era, the glamour of the 1950s simply drips from the pages of history. The…

US students choosing exile over debts

As student debt in the US hits $700 billion American international students are resorting to self-imposed exile rather than paying off their “exploitative” student loans. Sallie Mae is the primary student loan company in the US…

Residents question Murano safety

Students living at Murano Street Student Village have voiced their concern at the relative lack of information given to them about crimes in the nearby area. Over the past year, Guardian has reported on a number…

Government improves disability support

Craig MacLellan The Scottish Executive has announced plans to implement new measures aimed at giving greater support and advice to disabled students. The new procedures will mean that an expert group will review the case of any student who…