Culture



Glasgow Film Festival 2022: An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl)

13th March 2022

Patrick dives into the Irish-language cinema taking centre stage at GFF ‘22 with Colm Bairéad’s intimate coming of age drama. In a fascinating interview with the television station TG4, the seminal Irish writer Máirtín Ó Cadhain discussed what would happen if the tradition of Irish-language literature died out. He predicted the corrosive effect it would ...


Review: A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego

10th March 2022

Divya Venkattu discusses the witty, yet blunt, gender commentary. A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego is the latest in the offering by acclaimed Scottish feminist theatre company Jordan and Skinner. Following a popular world premiere during Edinburgh Fringe 2019, the show has been reworked as a performance for the screen to allow for ...


Review: Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! @ Glasgow’s King’s Theatre

10th March 2022

 Marcus Hyka reviews the beautiful and artistically supportive take on the infamous Nutcracker by Sir Matthew Bourne. Thirty years on from the debut of Bourne’s creative vision and one-hundred and thirty years on from Tchaikovsky’s original ballet, New Adventures are once more touring the UK. Award-winning choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne continues to elevate the ballet ...


Review: The Electric Life of Louis Wain

9th March 2022

Jackson discusses the endearing quirks of this kitten-centric film. A True Story. That was what popped up first onto the screen when I went to see The Electric Life of Louis Wain. I thought, “that’s bold, innit”. I’m not sure if that’s verbatim. Can your inner voice even be considered verbatim? Is innit even part ...


Is murder empowering? Critiquing the ‘good for her’ trope in film

8th March 2022

Katherine examines the feminist redress of films that centre women being physically violent in their pursuit of revenge. ”I don’t believe in the glorification of murder, but I do believe in the empowerment of women” is a bold statement, for sure, and from none other than the iconic Lady Gaga. This quote, in reference to ...


Alternatives to male-authored classics

8th March 2022

Xandie Kuenning explores classics by women in resistance to the male-dominated literary canon. It is a clear and undeniable fact that classic literature is dominated by male authors. Sure, there are the Austens and the Brontës of the literary world, but generally speaking, most recognized writers are men. This International Women’s Day, let us look ...


Review: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe @ Theatre Royal Glasgow

7th March 2022

Rothery reviews the latest adaptation of the classic tale. Direct from London, the acclaimed production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe depicts the classic story of four siblings on their journey to Narnia. The show, directed by Michael Fentiman, is currently playing at the Theatre Royal Glasgow, and I must say, it is ...


Rose Goddard: ‘Eating up the space on stage to this iconic score is what dreams are made of!’

21st February 2022

Marcus Hyka chats to the professional dancer and star of Matthew Bourne’s upcoming production before it hits Glasgow. With the reopening of Scottish theatres, New Adventures are once again gracing the stage of Glasgow’s King’s Theatre, this time with a production of Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker!. The Glasgow Guardian had the chance to catch up with ...


(Don’t) Play the Hits!: A guide to disappointing setlists

18th February 2022

Rather than shouting out requests or playing the Creep lottery, should fans just accept artists not playing the hits? It’s a question as old as live music itself. Do musicians and bands have an obligation to their fans? Should they play the “hits” when you go to their gigs? After all, it’s the fans that ...


I rewatched all the Twilight movies in a day, and I have some questions…

18th February 2022

Katherine takes a trip down memory lane, examines the Cullens with a more critical lens but contends they are still camp fun! Most of us older Gen-Z kids will remember the iron tight grip Stephanie Meyer and Summit Entertainment somehow had over thousands of us in the late 2000s. Many of us moved on as ...