June and Winter: Picks of the week

By Niall Christie, Tony Inglis and Émer O'Toole Here's a rundown of the music released, films screening, shows playing, books read, events happening and stuff going on that we think is worth talking about this week. Conor Oberst w/ support from Big Thief, The ABC, Glasgow, Tuesday 22 August Nebraska native Oberst heads to Glasgow this … Continue reading June and Winter: Picks of the week

Fringe 2017: Alan Bissett revisits his ‘hardest woman in Falkirk’ with (More) Moira Monologues

By Tara Fitzpatrick Alan Bissett is off duty. Temporarily. We meet in Glasgow as he prepares for the Fringe premiere of (More) Moira Monologues, the sequel or update to his hit 2009 one-man (or one-woman) show about a loud, chatty, working-class Falkirk woman, getting things off her chest. He is enjoying a post-rehearsal wine and … Continue reading Fringe 2017: Alan Bissett revisits his ‘hardest woman in Falkirk’ with (More) Moira Monologues

CCA puts the power of libraries on display in new exhibition The House that Heals the Soul

By Tony Inglis The first library in recorded history existed under the rule of Pharaoh Ramses II. It was revered and sanctified by the Ancient Egyptian people. This grand structure contained knowledge and escape, and was believed to be restorative and transformative. The important tomes housed within it were held in such high esteem that … Continue reading CCA puts the power of libraries on display in new exhibition The House that Heals the Soul

Interview: Chris McQueer

By Émer O'Toole Chris McQueer's career has taken off rapidly since submitting a story to publisher 404 Ink's literary magazine last year. The 25-year-old, from Springboig in Glasgow, discusses his debut short story collection, sending a copy to Limmy and how Twitter has destroyed his attention span. After leaving school at 16, and doing many jobs including being an unsuccessful Subway sandwich artist, Chris started writing Hings 18 months ago when he … Continue reading Interview: Chris McQueer

June and Winter: Picks of the Week

By Tara Fitzpatrick and Niall Christie Our rundown of the music releasing, films screening, shows performing, books to read and events happening in the week ahead. Film: Atomic Blonde (released July 28) Charlize Theron stars in this Cold War action-thriller directed by David Leitch. The film follows Lorraine Broughton (Theron) an undercover MI6 spy sent … Continue reading June and Winter: Picks of the Week

Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery: the misconceptions of Jane Austen

By Émer O'Toole Jane Austen has inspired enough reverence to accumulate a following of Janeites, and since it was published in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has sold more than 20 million copies. Austen herself might marvel at this. She had to buy her first manuscript back from Thomas Cadell, of the eminent London publishing firm … Continue reading Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery: the misconceptions of Jane Austen

June and Winter: Picks of the Week

By Niall Christie Here's a rundown of the music released, films screening, shows playing, books read, events happening and stuff going on that we think is worth talking about this week. Martha Ffion - Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh The musical project of Claire Martha Ffion McKay, this Irish-born, Glasgow-based artist travels to the east coast to … Continue reading June and Winter: Picks of the Week