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In conversation with Ryan Rutherford

26th November 2023

Break a leg! Ryan Rutherford does Glasgow proud with new strides in his career. Self-described as a “28-year-old wee Scottish guy from Edinburgh”, Ryan Rutherford graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2018 with an MA in Theatre Studies. Since then he has been working incredibly hard in one of the world’s most competitive industries. ...


Horizontal Advice with Cheryl Strayed

24th November 2023

Constance Roisin talks to Cheryl Strayed about love, sense of self and agony aunts. Tiny Beautiful Things, which aired earlier this year on Hulu, has a unique premise. Clare, an anonymous agony aunt (played brilliantly by Kathryn Hahn), shares the same past with real-life Dear Sugar author Cheryl Strayed. Her present, on the other hand, ...


How do we fix the environment? In conversation with Patrick Harvie

23rd November 2023

Co-leader of the Scottish Green Party, Patrick Harvie speaks with The Glasgow Guardian on environmental policies, regrets in his career and the importance of young people in politics. When I asked Patrick Harvie whether he felt hopeful about the upcoming COP28 summit, starting this month, he said that “might be putting it a little too ...


In conversation with Glasgow film director Gary Hewitt

13th October 2023

Emilija Morrison sits down and chats to Glasgow’s own Gary Hewitt about his latest film, The Defender There’s nothing quite as marvellous as seeing Scotland on the big screen. Whether it’s a few seconds in a big budget Hollywood blockbuster or an entire indie film set in Glasgow or Edinburgh, it is a feeling that ...


“It’s the underbelly, the dark side of the story” – in conversation with David Grann

11th October 2023

Author David Grann talks to the Glasgow Guardian about his latest book, The Wager. After completing Killers of the Flower Moon — which has been adapted by Martin Scorsese, and is coming out later this month — David Grann knew he wanted to write about mutiny. It was whilst exploring this theme that he came ...


“Dr Who is Sherlock Holmes in Space”: In Conversation with Steven Moffat

8th September 2023

A sit-down interview with Glasgow alumnus and legendary TV writer, Steven Moffat Recently, rumours have been re-emerging that Steven Moffat, Glasgow Uni alumnus, who was the showrunner of Doctor Who for six seasons, will be returning to the series. “It would be a bit early for me to return,” Moffat tells The Glasgow Guardian. “It ...


Exclusive: Nicola Sturgeon speaks about her time in office and her love of books

8th September 2023

In her first newspaper interview since being arrested, Nicola Sturgeon opens up about her career and passions. On 11 June Nicola Sturgeon, former First Minister of Scotland, was arrested following her resignation from office, which she announced earlier this year. An investigation into both her and her husband’s involvement with the SNP party finance scandal ...


Danish rap artist Yakuza taps into the new ways we consume and make music

5th September 2023

In the increasingly para-social relationships that fans form with musicians, character performance is becoming more and more important. I first came across Yakuza in Baggen, a packed out, poorly lit, nightclub in the meatpacking district of Copenhagen. Amid the sea of gelled back hair, blazers and reserved Danish minimalism, her large gold hoop earrings and ...


In conversation with Susan Egelstaff

30th April 2023

Commonwealth bronze medallist and ex-Scottish badminton player Susan Egelstaff discusses her experiences as a student, a professional badminton player, and now a sports writer for The Herald. Susan Egelstaff, ex-professional badminton player for Scotland and Great Britain, discusses her experiences of being a student during her professional badminton career. Egelstaff won the bronze medal in ...


Enys Men: Interview with Mark Jenkin

28th March 2023

Director Mark Jenkin reflects on Cornish history and folk horror. Enys Men is a film that can be difficult to grasp. Some take it as a ghost story, others as an allegory for nature, and some simply see a woman living on a remote Cornish island. But the film is beautiful in its mystery. When ...