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In conversation with Luke Wright: poet, theatremaker, performer

At the forefront of the spoken word scene stands Luke Wright. For nearly 25 years he has captivated audiences with his deep lyricism and his sharp yet witty commentary on…

Hollywood is Not Ruining our Favourite Books

We always hear that Hollywood ruins good literature. The idea is that films are never as good as the source material and that modern adaptations of classics misrepresent and ‘ruin’…

Ships set to house asylum seekers refused entry to Edinburgh dock

Barges set to house migrants as part of the Illegal Migration Bill have been refused permission to dock in Edinburgh. A ship was denied berth in Leith Docks, mirroring similar…

Orkney reassesses its relationship with Scotland, rest of UK

Orkney is reassessing its relationship with Scotland and the rest of the UK. On 4 July 2023, a motion passed 15–6 in the Orkney Islands Council to draft a report…

Death to the ‘Art Wanks’

I, a self-proclaimed creative, have recently decided that I detest art and poetry. Aside from its connotations of elitism and exclusion, art can bring joy. It brings the opportunity for…

‘Aftersun’ in dialogue with ‘Trainspotting’ – Portraying Scotland

Due to the increasingly capitalistic nature of the film industry, director Charlotte Wells’ Aftersun (2022) is perhaps the most significant film to emerge in Scottish cinema in decades. Its tenderness…

Author Spotlight: John McWhorter

Sometimes, a writer comes along who temporarily takes over your thoughts. Their words stick in your head, simultaneously comforting and challenging you. One goes through a period of reading every…

There’s a ghost in my room

I. Phantom eyelash on my fingers, wispy and fragile as the roots of a milky baby incisor. A grin, a voice on the phone, kneading my skin like it’s dough.…