Culture



Emerging Filmmakers Night Interview

29th May 2022

The Glasgow Guardian spoke to Erifili Missiou, founder and artistic director of Emerging Filmmakers Night (EFN). Erifili Missiou started this exciting festival to give a platform for new filmmakers with affordable entry and lots of workshops and exciting events to enjoy. It takes place in September this year at The Garden Cinema in London, and ...


Art movements: the Vienna Secession

10th May 2022

Following her year abroad in Vienna, Fashion Editor Megan Farrimond discusses the Vienna Secession and its hidden links to art in Glasgow. “The choice between commerce and art is the issue at stake in our Secession. It is not a debate over aesthetics, but a confrontation between two different spiritual states.” – Hermann Bahr  The ...


Genre trouble: niche or needless?

9th May 2022

Are increasingly specific genre divides a help or a hindrance? he music listening process, whether through vinyl or a streaming service, finds that each sound is distinguished by its correspondence to a genre or musical period. From rock and punk to pop and grime, we find ourselves unconsciously guided by the existing structures in music ...


The Spider-Man comics… an authentic portrayal of student life?

9th May 2022

Martin Mullaney discusses how the Amazing Spider-Man comic series represents many of the authentic struggles of university life. I must confess that I don’t think I have ever read a novel that truly captured my student experience. I haven’t read one recently, and I certainly didn’t read one in school. What I did read were ...


A musical that changed my life: The Sound of Music

8th May 2022

Becca Luke explains her sentimental connection to the beloved Nazi-and-Nun musical. The Sound of Music is based on the real story of the Von Trapp family who fled from annexed Austria in 1938 to America to sing. While the musical takes many liberties with the factual events and alters the characters, the sentiment of a ...


Our favourite theatres in Glasgow: Websters Theatre

8th May 2022

As part of a new series, Marcus Hyka brings to our attention one of Glasgow’s hidden theatre gems. You’ve probably walked past it before. Perhaps on your way to Tesco or the subway. You most likely thought this was a church, which you’d be forgiven for thinking due to its iconic steeple and stained glass ...


Why is it Always Sunny in Philadelphia?

7th May 2022

Writer Marcus Hyka explores the secret to the bold sitcom’s long running success and its mental mechanics. “I haven’t even begun to peak,” declares (likely serial killer and main character) Dennis Reynolds in the third season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. That statement has never been more apt with the show now on its ...


BookTok Reviews: You and Me on Vacation

6th May 2022

Rebecca Richard reveals why the TikTok recommended “page-turner” isn’t the When Harry Met Sally-esque novel she was promised. The bright pink cover of Emily Henry’s You and Me on Vacation (also known as The People We Meet on Vacation in the US for some reason) had been appearing on my TikTok “For You” page for ...


Banning books hurts us all

4th May 2022

As bans on so-called “divisive” books increase in the United States, Patrick Gaffey explores the censorship of books throughout history and why we should fight it. In 1922, James Joyce published his book Ulysses, after showcasing segments in literary journals for four years. Ulysses, the story of Dublin advertiser Leopold Bloom, is today recognised by ...


Is reading the newest health fad we didn’t know we needed?

3rd May 2022

Aysha Sohail investigates how reading books can be beneficial to students’ health. Have you ever read a book that felt like a tonic for the soul? Something you could dip into and feel the stress fade away? There may be more science in it than you think – reading has been proven to bring you ...