Culture



An album that soundtracks my life: The Fame Monster by Lady Gaga

10th December 2020

Hugo McGregor looks at life B.G. (before Gaga) and after the release of her iconic The Fame Monster. Historians use the term B.C. (before Christ) to mark the period of time before the birth of Jesus Christ; a seismic moment in history. It follows, then, that if a historian were compiling a chronicle of my ...


Glasgow Film Festival goes nationwide for 2021

10th December 2020

The opening and closing films have also been announced. Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) will host screenings in cinemas across the UK, it was announced today. The 22 independent cinemas partnered with the festival will show a selection of cinema-only screenings for the programme, as well as the festival’s opening and closing films. These films will ...


Review: Dick Johnson is Dead

10th December 2020

Kirstin Johnson’s documentary is a bizarre and profoundly moving meditation on death, grief, and the incomprehensibility of losing a loved one. In Dick Johnson is Dead, documentarian Kirstin Johnson attempts to reconcile herself with the fact that her father is slowly dying…by killing him. Multiple times. Through staging a series of fictionalised “deaths”, reminiscent of ...


Glasgow chef Nico Simeone launches UK wide e-commerce platform ‘Home-X’

9th December 2020

New food-at-home platform allows for fine dining without setting foot outside the house. Glasgow chef Nico Simeone has taken the British food scene by storm over the last two years, opening his ‘Six by Nico’ restaurants in locations across the UK. Just as he and his team were about to open on London’s prestigious Charlotte ...


Is 4k realism ruining gaming?

9th December 2020

How I learned to stop gatekeeping and love Euro Truck Simulator 2. With the release of the ninth generation of consoles around the corner, a lot of the marketing and press about the upcoming PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X is focused on – unsurprisingly – the technological advancement in their graphic capabilities. Launching in ...


Winter Warmers: Lentil dahl and oven-baked carrot falafels

9th December 2020

Sophie shares her go-to recipes to get you through this festive (exam) season. This time of year is defined by the descent of dark chilly mornings to early misty evenings. As I spend too much of my time twiddling my thumbs waiting for social approval to enter the festive season, indulging in cooking comforting hearty ...


The battle for Christmas number one

9th December 2020

Has Spotify killed the radio star? “So, this is Christmas, and what have you done?”  Advent is approaching, albeit with an unaccustomed absence of theatre audiences chorusing “he’s behind you!” and unseasonably shuttered shops and stalls. The solid traditions we associate with yuletide are thawing. But one tradition’s prominence withered before “lockdown” or “self-isolation...


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 ...