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Review: Notes on a Conditional Form by The 1975

9th June 2020

Ciara Higgins Writer Ciara Higgins provides a critical take on the newest album from rock darlings The 1975. ​After releasing the stunning album that was A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, I found myself wondering how The 1975 were going to kick it up a notch with their latest release. My hope for another great ...


Where to travel after lockdown

2nd June 2020

Max Kelly, Leda Basile, Victoria Chang, Rebecca Scott, Lucia Posteraro Our contributors tell us where they are planning to travel once lockdown is over. The outbreak of Covid-19 has had a seismic impact on the travel industry; the World Travel and Tourism Council, the trade group that represents most of the major travel companies, estimates a ...


Check your privilege: dark tourism and encounters with a war zone

2nd June 2020

Layal Alghoozi Writer Layal Alghoozi discusses the ethical soundness of war tourism. Whether it’s dressing up as Anne Frank for Halloween or asking gay couples, “who’s the guy and who’s the girl?”, it’s safe to say that human beings continue to test social boundaries in grossly inconsiderate manners. The latest trend is visiting war-torn countries ...


When will we really listen to rap?

1st June 2020

Rebecca Newlands Writer The tragedies of Juice WRLD, XXXtentacion and Lil Peep are indicative of a callous music industry neglecting their stars. Nothing makes a music fan happier than when they hear that one of their favourite artists has released a new single. Gone are the days when you had to wait until HMV opened ...


A decade of bangers: classic noughties albums to revisit in isolation

1st June 2020

Ciara Higgins Writer Soundtrack your government sanctioned walk, banana bread-baking and essential Asda shop with this definitive list. In times when life is boring and productivity is scarce, we can all find some solace in nostalgia and music. Trying to discover new music can be a total hit or miss, and playlists made by wannabe ...


Review: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

1st June 2020

Rebecca Scott Culture Editor Culture Editor Rebecca Scott reviews the debut novel from renowned Vietnamese-American poet, Ocean Vuong. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is the triumphant debut novel from Vietnamese-American poet Ocean Vuong, written in the form of letters from a son to his illiterate Vietnamese mother. Instantly drawn to the novel from its eloquently ...


Who is the “Banksy” of Glasgow?

31st May 2020

Jordan Hunter Deputy News Editor A look at the mysterious masked artist of Glasgow, Rebel Bear. Early into lockdown, I strolled along Bank Street to see the now famous mural of a man and woman kissing with their medical masks pulled down. This mural, titled Fear and Love, began popping up all over the place: ...


Review – Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights

11th May 2020

Emily Menger-Davies Writer Writer Emily Menger-Davies reviews Helen Lewis’ Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights, which reminds us that well-behaved women seldom make history. You should never judge a book by its cover, but Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights does exactly what it says on the tin. The ...


Musical theatre for beginners

10th May 2020

Hannah Patterson Views Editor Think you don’t like musicals? Views Editor Hannah Patterson is here to tell you why you’re wrong. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “I know musicals. I watched Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat when I was seven and I hated it.” And I understand that feeling, I do. Musical ...


Concerts to boogie (or cry) to during lockdown

8th May 2020

  Annie Hansson Writer Sick of those five hour Netflix binge sessions? Tired of Tiger King memes, nomination challenges and Houseparty quizzes? The GG have you covered. The internet’s endless supply of great but often well-hidden content has never seemed clearer than in the present situation. While we can’t go out and experience the power ...