Culture



Running on empty: TV shows that lose their steam

4th December 2021

Writer Bea Crawford explores the consequences of TV shows continuing well past their sell by date and the transatlantic divide in who overstays their welcome. In the same week that beloved Irish comedy Derry Girls announced that its highly-anticipated third season would be its last, the 18th season of US medical drama Grey’s Anatomy began ...


Review: Annette

4th December 2021

Lola considers Adam Driver and Martion Cotillard’s new romantic musical and its truly bizarre high and low notes. Warning: Spoilers Leo Carax’s Annette is a musical film that follows the relationship between Ann, an adored opera singer (Marion Cotillard), Henry, a provocative and unpredictable stand up comedian (Adam Driver) and their mysterious puppet child Annette. ...


Review: Ridley Road

4th December 2021

Melanie examines the distinctly Jewish BBC historical drama, adapted from Jo Bloom’s powerful book of the same title. BBC drama Ridley Road thrillingly follows Manchester Jew Vivien Epstein as she pursues a mysterious love interest to London, and escapes a dreary marriage. She soon takes on a vital role in a local Jewish anti-fascist group ...


Joshua Grant: ‘We’ve been so busy working really hard to make sure we make up for lost time’

4th December 2021

The fresh-faced frontman talks Edinburgh, inspiration, and balancing ambition with student life. The Glasgow Guardian spoke to Joshua Grant about his number one Scottish chart single (Edinburgh), adjusting to managing studying here at Glasgow with the demands of gigs, and the exciting next steps for him and his band. The Glasgow Guardian: Your debut single ...


Condemn the femme (and their mayhem!): the absence of female indulgence on screen

3rd December 2021

Katherine explores the shame attributed to women in film when in pursuit of pleasure. How many times have we seen the female best friend on screen be the voice of reason? And how many times is she the person needing that reason? And how often is she anywhere in-between, in a blissful state of inconsequential ...


Will Sergeant: ‘People can disagree, but it’s my story’

1st December 2021

Music Editor Fred Bruce discusses musical experimentation and time travel with legendary Echo & The Bunnymen guitarist Will Sergeant. Few bands can claim a discography as evocative and enduring as Echo & The Bunnymen. From humble beginnings in 1970s Liverpool, the band’s wild soundscapes and gothic theatricality are as breathtaking now as they were 40 ...


Review: Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under

22nd November 2021

Sam Fender mixes introspection, activism, and anthemic musicianship on Seventeen Going Under. CW: Suicide  Recently hailed a Geordie “hero” after his hungover appearance on BBC Breakfast, Sam Fender’s latest album, Seventeen Going Under, has been well worth the wait.  Following his 2019 debut Hypersonic Missiles, Fender quickly became acclaimed for addressing important political is...


Review: Last Night in Soho

22nd November 2021

Daniel examines Edgar Wright’s new thriller, a notable departure tonally and visually from his previous work. For all of its visual flair and dazzling neon imagery, striking Giallo-esque stylings and brazen time-bending shenanigans, Edgar Wright’s latest directorial effort, Last Night in Soho, is a film which finds itself weighed down by a surprising adherence to ...


‘No exits, no lights, no air’: Did ‘Astroworld’ prioritise profit over people’s lives?

22nd November 2021

What links the litany of mistakes leading to that Friday’s tragic events? Preventability. On Friday 5 November at approximately 9:30pm, a “mass casualty incident” was declared on day one of Travis Scott’s two day Astroworld festival in Houston, Texas. At least 50,000 people attended the festival, however the precise crowd size is not known due ...


Under the Boardwalk: A look into the onscreen beach paradises that have darker undertows

17th November 2021

A lot of recent media has been set in tropical destinations, but with psychological and political commentary increasingly being injected into these escapist settings, Hollie Moir ponders if we can ever truly retreat… is paradise, indeed, lost? What we would give to escape to a remote island, spending our whole day in the sun and ...