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Tenement Trail ‘23: ones to watch

28th October 2023

Scottish musical talent at its very finest Organised by Glasgow’s premium platform for up-and-coming artists, Tenement TV, the aptly named Tenement Trail festival is not to be missed. It’s an intense affair – lasting from 2pm until 12.45am, and spanning six venues in and around the Gallowgate, including the Barrowland Ballroom, St. Luke’s and BaaD. ...


Book Review: Rouge by Mona Awad

26th October 2023

When the beauty industry is the big bad wolf. In a world where girls in school uniforms diligently apply creams and ointments to stave off the signs of ageing, the pervasive influence of beauty regimens on today’s youth is unmistakable. Canadian novelist Mona Awad often holds a mirror up to society, satirising our deep-seated obsessions. ...


Tenement Trail ‘23: ones to watch

26th October 2023

Scottish musical talent at its very finest Organised by Glasgow’s premium platform for up-and-coming artists, Tenement TV, the aptly named Tenement Trail festival is not to be missed. It’s an intense affair – lasting from 2pm until 12.45am, and spanning six venues in and around the Gallowgate, including the Barrowland Ballroom, St. Luke’s and BaaD. ...


Stop Making Sense: a review

26th October 2023

For its 40th anniversary, Stop Making Sense comes alive in a stunning 4K remaster. A figure appears from the darkness. He enters to a smattering of applause, which quickly erupts into rapturous celebration. Moving calmly across the stage, donned in pleated grey trousers, he stops abruptly as he reaches his destination: a microphone. “Hi”, he ...


Review: Luke Combs @ The OVO Hydro

26th October 2023

The day of the gig saw a few of my friends joking about how in attending a Luke Combs concert, a cowboy hat, boots and a buttoned-down shirt would be essential kit – My laughing-off of this turned out to be wildly misplaced as that night thousands of fans marched to the OVO Hydro sporting ...


Review: The Japanese House at SWG3

26th October 2023

 A shaky yet endearing start to The Japanese House’s UK tour The first night of a tour can go one of two ways for an artist — and for The Japanese House, the first night of their UK tour at Glasgow’s SWG3 seemed to be going badly. For those who don’t know, Amber Bain, the ...


Murder in Osage Nation: a Killers of the Flower Moon review

26th October 2023

Can you find the wolves in this picture? Martin Scorsese once again returns to the big screen with his latest feature, Killers of the Flower Moon. Based on the novel with the same name, the film details the very real and very carefully planned murders of the Osage people. Once again, Leonardo DiCaprio, playing Ernest ...


Book Review: Throne of the Fallen

19th October 2023

Sex, art, and scandal in Kerri Maniscalco’s latest novel. “Unlike in a fairy-tale, the prince who’s coming for Camilla isn’t at all charming. But like all storybook villains, if Camilla isn’t careful, this dark prince just might end up capturing her heart.” Kerri Maniscalco, the #1 New York Times bestselling author, returns to the world ...


‘Up A Close’, a play by Tina Conway, directed by Victor Kennedy – Review

13th October 2023

Tina Conway explores life in Glasgow from a female perspective. The new Glaswegian play, ‘Up a Close’, written by Tina Conway and directed by Victor Kennedy (playing at Webster’s Theatre), is a moving, realistic, and humorous ode to the female experience in late 20th century Glasgow.  This performance gave the audience a safe space to ...


Five Books on Metafiction

12th October 2023

From Austen to Calvino; essential works of fiction about fiction. Generally one of the more challenging concepts in contemporary literary theory, metafiction is defined by the Oxford English dictionary as “fiction in which the author self-consciously alludes to the artificiality or literariness of a work by parodying or departing from novelistic conventions.” It is, at ...