Culture



Best of both worlds: Miley Cyrus, popstar or rockstar?

5th December 2020

From teen pop-princess to a post-twerk, Cranberries-covering punk, Lucy takes a look at Miley’s career. Miley Cyrus’ recent array of performances, including a body of Metallica covers and swift announcement of a forthcoming rock album entitled Plastic Hearts, left some excited and others sceptical at her alteration of style. I attest that this duality is not ...


What is the meaning of life?

5th December 2020

Bea Crawford’s review of Tuck Everlasting tackles our existential anxiety. hat is the meaning of life? Humans have spent thousands of years attempting to ascertain any shred of significance to the lives we lead, some sense of purpose. Often it takes inspiration from others for us to find our own purpose, and this is where ...


If you do one thing this month…

4th December 2020

Our Culture Editors give their suggestions for the month of December. December is a month of both festivities and stress for university students. Our culture editors recommend some cultural engagement to complement your studies or provide a much-needed break from them. Books The University of Glasgow is running several Creative Conversations events from late November ...


Eating sustainably on a budget

2nd December 2020

Ciara Robertson discusses how cutting out meat won’t hurt your bank account. Before I became vegetarian, two years ago, one of the main reservations I had was whether it would be possible on a student budget. The arguments that you often hear are “vegetarian and vegan alternatives are so expensive” or “but what would I ...


The Modern Institute review, October 2020

30th November 2020

Art Columnist Archie Gibbs reviews The Modern Institute in Glasgow’s autumn programme. The Modern Institute reopened with two separate shows from New York based artists, Anne Collier and Julia Chiang, respectively. Rejoicing at the opportunity to finally visit a gallery in person for art existing outside of my laptop, I headed down to see the ...


Review: let me count the ways

30th November 2020

A live virtual performance by Alan Kane In addition to their in-person gallery exhibitions, The Modern Institute (TMI) offers a number of online live performances from the artists they represent.  In line with the global gallery trend of art dissemination, the surreality of the Zoom-era seeps into performance art this week as Alan Kane keeps ...


A book that changed my Life: Diverging from the literary canon

28th November 2020

Basilia Weir recounts her journey from Divergent to a Literature Degree “It must require bravery to be honest all the time.”. That’s a quote from the book that changed my life. Goodreads.com says it’s from page 62, if you feel the need to look it up. Though, if you spent enough time on Tumblr in ...


What’s the point of reading?

27th November 2020

Ha Neul Lee explores whether reading is still relevant in the age of the internet. In an era where knowledge is just a Google search away, remembering information is getting less and less important. There is, apparently, just no incentive to read. People can watch film or TV adaptations of fictional novels. Information from non-fiction ...


A book that changed my life: Invisible Women

26th November 2020

Criado Perez makes a point about feminism, but dialogue can be the key to change. Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez is a book that changed my life, but not because it was so captivating that I couldn’t put it down. It’s a non-fiction book outlining how the world is built by and for men, ...


Review: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

25th November 2020

Have you ever felt curious about our common ancestral history? Writer Katherine Prentice turns a spotlight on all the Homo Sapiens theories that you didn’t know you needed. Seen on the bookshelves of more dads, students, and borderline pseudo-archaeologists than any other, the best-seller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari provides ...