Culture



Teaching history through theatre

26th October 2020

Sharing the stories of minority groups on stage. In As You Like It, Shakespeare famously quoted: “all the world’s a stage”. While this sombre metaphor has echoed through the arts for decades, the physical stage should also reflect the world and everyone in it. This year has witnessed mass civil rights movements in the aftermath ...


Halloween food around the world

26th October 2020

Jasmine Urquhart looks at some of the best Halloween foods worldwide. Halloween treats are usually associated with trick-or-treating, but spooky celebrations go back centuries. Irish immigrants brought the ancient festival over to the USA in the 19th century, and the Mexican Day of the Dead has been celebrated since pre-Aztec times. Aside from marking All ...


An Album That Soundtracks My Life: Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend

26th October 2020

In the series Albums That Soundtrack Our Lives, we hear from a selection of students reflecting individually on albums that shaped their life in one way or another. Whether it’s a breakup, loss, nostalgia or good memories shared with friends; we look at albums that have changed the lives of different people from different places, ...


What to stream this October

26th October 2020

Some film recommendations from our Film & TV Editor for the spookiest month of the year. It looks like streaming will take the place of guising this Halloween. These horror films are all available on popular streaming services, and will keep things scary in your household on the 31st!  Sisters (1972), Amazon Prime Video An ...


Should we return to old hobbies?

25th October 2020

Rothery Sullivan extols the virtues of classic activities birdwatching, people-watching, fruit-picking, letter-writing and journaling. In a time when our lives are more virtual than ever, there is a special charm in participating in activities that force us to disconnect from our online lives and interact with the raw nature of the world.  Many young people ...


Review: Ultra Mono by IDLES

25th October 2020

Packed with hard-hitting punches and a “love thy neighbour unless he’s a Tory” mentality, IDLES aim to prove they’re more than a group of middle-class posers, as their musical contemporaries would lead you to believe. In times of great political, social and economic hardship, it is the artists of their time that can exemplify many ...


Food on Film: Amy Sherman-Palladino’s grub in Gilmore Girls

25th October 2020

For her article in our Food on Film series, Claire Thomson takes us to Stars Hollow. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this month, Amy Sherman-Palladino’s Gilmore Girls is a comforting classic, allowing viewers to step into the lives of the mother-daughter duo of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. A thoroughly heart-warming television dramedy, Gilmore Girls remains beloved ...


Should we be travelling in 2020?

25th October 2020

With air bridges opening and travel to other countries being sanctioned by the government, two writers ponder the ethics of travelling during a global pandemic. Pro travel: “The world hasn’t stopped for Covid-19 and we can’t either.” Leda Basile Writer During these past months, regular life has come to a standstill, holding its breath in ...


Student opportunities at the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

24th October 2020

The Glasgow Guardian interviews Ruth Fletcher, the Hunterian’s education manager about their current student opportunities. The culture and heritage sector is extremely competitive, so having work experience under your belt and on your CV is important to give yourself the best chance of securing a role in this area. Offering students exactly this, with a ...


Scottish Album of the Year Award: Our Guide to the Nominees

24th October 2020

We’ve taken a look at the nominees for the 2020 Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) awards and provided a handy guide to each album and artist! If 2020 has proved anything, it’s that end-of-year awards may join cockroaches as the only things left after Armageddon. We are entering the last gasp of this cursed ...