Glasgow’s style heroes

Eleanor Mitchell abandons the High Street and explores the best of the West End’s vintage fashion offerings. Photos courtesy of Scott McGinlay Recently, every fashion journalist worth their salt has been quick to tell us that, in these economic…

Connect the Scots

Oisín Kealy & Lewis Porteous reflect on the highlights of Celtic Connections 2009 The careers of both Teddy Thompson and Martha Wainwright were always going to be haunted by their inherited dynasties.  Over a decade since their musical debuts,…

The Cribs – 04/02/2009 – ABC

Swaggering onto the stage amidst cat calls and cheers, the Wakefield trio (plus one faintly ridiculed ex-Smiths member) launch straight into new track, ‘We Were Aborted’, quickly proving their worth to the punters. A song later…

Franz Ferdinand – Tonight – Domino

Harry Akehurst With the characteristic brashness that carried them to fame, Franz Ferdinand’s third album, ‘Tonight’ arrives with enthusiastic art in the heart of an especially bleak winter. Their 2004 debut found success through its immediacy and assertiveness, and…

Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream – Domino

Catriona Reilly From a glance at the nauseatingly 80s, Siegfried and Roy-esque album cover of Empire of The Sun’s forthcoming release of ‘Walking on a Dream’, you get a fair idea of what might follow sonically. This album is…

There’s bin a murrdurr

Oisín Kealy For me, Kylie Minogue has made no greater contribution to music than with her death. This is not proposed derisively; for the hit machine she proved herself to be through much of this decade, I cannot deny…

The world’s oldest conflict: Gaza’s ruins

As fragile ceasefires are announced by both Israel and Hamas, James Foley reports upon the history and geopolitical dynamics of the Middle East conflict Tony Blair asked a disgruntled electorate to let history judge the value…

A clear voice of authority

Tom Bonnick talks to Raimi Gbadamosi about race, language and power When I sit down to interview Raimi Gbadamosi, the first thing that he remarks upon is that my Dictaphone looks like a Gameboy. In print, this seems like…

Valkyrie (Dir: Bryan Singer)

Emily McQueen-Govan After a repeatedly delayed release, problems with casting, and eventually, a whole host of well-known names led by that most famous and ridiculed of all, Tom Cruise, Valkyrie seemed a project that would not make it past…

The Wrestler (Dir: Darren Aranofsky)

Frank Lazarski In Barry Levinson’s 1982 picture ‘Diner’, there is a scene in which Mickey Rourke, as Boogie, is at the local dance. Against a backdrop of mealy-mouthed teenagers twisting in a music hall, he talks with a dark…