Culture



In Praise of Michael K Williams

15th October 2021

Ollie reflects on the humanity and unique light of the iconic actor, especially apparent in VICE’s Black Market. A small boat serenely floats off the coast of Hout Bay, South Africa. The high arching hills of the coastline provide perfect cover for what is about to happen. Beneath the surface of the water the locals ...


Review: People Just Do Nothing: Big in Japan

14th October 2021

The mischievous MCs are back with charm in their recent Tokyo adventure. Known for its mockumentary style and quirky take on British life, sitcom People Just Do Nothing has made waves in the UK comedy scene since its commission by BBC Three in 2014. The show, which follows the chaotic lives of five working class ...


Review: Bull @ The Hug and Pint

12th October 2021

90s-inspired indie rockers Bull are joined by a host of Glaswegian artists for an unforgettable night at The Hug and Pint. Billed as a night with Bull and friends, it didn’t disappoint with a celebratory mood inside the basement of The Hug and Pint where the fellow bands and their pals watched on alongside a ...


Review: Squid @ SWG3

12th October 2021

The Brighton five-piece electrify SWG3 with their uniquely angular brand of post-punk guitar rock. A sea of mullets and skinheads greeted the triumphant Squid as they played their first Scottish date since the release of their debut full-length album, Bright Green Field. Their debut dropped earlier this year via Warp Records, shooting the band to ...


Review: Mandy Barker’s Our Plastic Ocean @ Street Level Photoworks

7th October 2021

8 million tonnes of plastic end up in the world’s oceans every year. If these trends continue, our oceans will contain more plastic than fish by 2050… I first saw Mandy Barker’s Our Plastic Ocean at Stockholm’s Fotografiska and will never forget the impact those images had on me. Two years later, at Street Level ...


Review: Cinderella (2021)

6th October 2021

Pitch Perfect director Kay Cannon is not so in tune with her latest retelling of the famous pauperess to princess tale. Singer-Songwriter Camila Cabello made her acting debut in director Kay Cannon’s sparkling vision of a new and improved adaptation of Cinderella, which, despite its notable cast, dazzling visuals and array of popular songs, dulls ...


Therapeutic reading: reading, grieving, and healing

3rd October 2021

Monica Brotherton describes how reading novels throughout her life has helped her come to terms with silenced grief. My dad died when I was six years old. Even saying that sentence is still a little bit difficult, and I don’t think it will ever roll off the tongue. There’s an awful lot of uncomfortable emotions ...


Review: Brian Sweeney’s G20 @ Trongate 103

3rd October 2021

Brian Sweeney’s photography exhibition succinctly captures life and nature in the G20 area of Glasgow. I entered the G20 photography exhibition at Trongate 103, first noticing the emptiness of the room; not a single other person came into the exhibition the entire time I was there, which seemingly fit with the theme of the work. ...


Let’s talk about Sex….Education season 3

3rd October 2021

Pheromones, fondling, therapists and family dynamics are all further explored in the 3rd season of the revolutionarily candid Netflix show. Sex Education recently returned to the Netflix homepage with the release of its third season. The students of Moordale Secondary School are forced to adjust to an imposing new headteacher; a prudish “girlboss” dead set ...


Review: Drop the Baby @ The Garage Glasgow

25th September 2021

Dylan Brewerton-Harper reviews one of Glasgow’s fastest rising punk bands, Drop the Baby, as they headline The Garage. Jumping onto the stage to what can only be described as a fast “donk-ed” remix of the Coronation Street theme tune, I didn’t know exactly what to expect from Glasgow punk rockers, Drop the Baby, at their ...