Culture



From commerce to curriculums: Robert Burns in global culture

25th February 2021

Our local, humble poet has an astounding worldwide outreach. From stamps to statues, banknotes to books, film to festivities and Coca-Cola bottles to curriculums, there is nobody who has infiltrated and influenced global culture at every level to the extent that the Scottish Bard, Robert Burns, has. As one of the most prominent figures in ...


From runway to screen

23rd February 2021

Ahead of Milan fashion week, Olivia Marrins details what it will look like on-screen. As nearly every social event is rescheduled, cancelled, or taken to Zoom, it is no surprise that Milan fashion week has traded up bustling live venues for digital runways. This fashion exhibition showcases autumn/winter 2021/2022 collections across January and February through ...


Retelling ancient myth in modern times

22nd February 2021

The Emperor has never looked so good. From literary retellings to stage adaptations, from art and cinema to poetry and metaphor; the one collection of stories to which the western tradition is perhaps most indebted is Greek mythology. Stories of gods and heroes told millennia ago still echo strongly in the popular culture of today. ...


Locked down but loved up

13th February 2021

Valentine’s Day can be just as romantic in the home as it is outside. No matter what your view on love having a designated spot on the calendar is, you have to admit that whenever we hear “February 14” it brings to mind crowds and empty bottles of wine on the bottoms of gondolas all ...


Pop culture over the pond

11th February 2021

Cultural tastes on American soil may not be as familiar as you’d expect. When I first arrived in the UK from America, I expected there to be a lot of cultural differences regarding media consumption, such as differing tastes in music, television series, films and literature. However, the more I spoke with my Scottish friends, ...


Exploring p(r)opaganda, because biases aren’t just present in the news

10th February 2021

From Marvel to Call of Duty, pop culture is rampant with varieties of propaganda. Propaganda is everywhere. We see fake news posts on social media all the time, hear about fake Facebook accounts and Russian bots influencing elections, but we’re too smart to fall for it – aren’t we? We can separate the truth from ...


Gorbals street art: Your space or mine

14th January 2021

 Interview with artist Molly Hankinson Your space or mine is an initiative organised by Jack Arts. The main aim of this itinerant project, which has seen the participation of nine cities across the UK, is to bring art to the streets through poster campaigns, transforming the urban landscape into a free and inclusive outdoor art ...


Musicians, Masters and Contracts: Oh My

14th January 2021

We explore the warped power dynamic behind record companies and the creation of contracts which bind their creative control; ownership of music; and even free will. Is it time for an end to these sell-your-soul-to-the-devil contracts? Or should young artists know what to expect? Kanye West has recently brought to light the fact that many ...


Musicians of Glasgow Uni: Pete from The Runaway Models

14th January 2021

In this edition of our Musicians of Glasgow Uni series, we catch up with History student Peter Visocchi from up-and-coming, high energy, Glasgow-based punk band The Runaway Models. Originally from Fife, The Runaway Models’ music is loud, unapologetic and oozes the punk attitude of the DIY scene in the 70s. Definitely a band with big ...


Review: Industry

11th January 2021

Ed Fernandez takes a look at the new BBC drama series. Industry is a programme that somehow manages to keep you entirely distressed while you watch it, and yet you crave every sweet second. If someone five weeks ago had told me a programme about graduates at a finance company could be such a potent ...