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Art Culture

Rachel Maclean’s Spite Your Face

Uncompromising, gaudy, and ruthlessly moralistic, renowned Scottish artist Rachel Maclean reveals the truth behind the luxe life in her modern adaptation of Pinocchio. A home-grown grad from the Edinburgh College of Art, Maclean returns to the capital with another disturbing contemplation on the state of politics and society in the present day. Disney’s wooden Pinocchio […]

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Art Culture

I Still Believe in Miracles: Inverleith House Set to Close

Inverleith House’s latest exhibition I Still Believe in Miracles is a celebration of the gallery’s last thirty years, combining art and botany in a diverse array of contemporary sculpture and paintings, and botanic illustrations from the Inverleith archive. This close relationship between art and nature is celebrated in the heart of Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens, […]

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Features

Finding love in a hopeless place: is Tinder representative of more than ‘hook-up culture’?

The Tinder phenomenon has revolutionised the world of dating. It is now possible to flick through potential matches in seconds, blurring the lines between dating and game-playing. The ‘no consequences’ attitude to Tinder has often given the app a bad rep, with some psychologists even concerned that the instant, binary judgements encouraged on Tinder are […]

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Film

Goosebumps

Anyone who grew up with R.L. Stine’s horror series Goosebumps will delight at this re-imagining of the classic 90s monsters, most noticeably the Abominable Snowman and ever-terrifying Slappy the Dummy. Your favourite monster is sure to make an appearance in between The Werewolf of Fever Swamp and The Haunted Car. Although on the surface the […]

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Film

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

A film that fully embraces its own flaws, 13 Hours: the Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is a macho spectacle and advert for American values. In typically unapologetic fashion, Michael Bay packs in the explosions and cheesy one-liners, keeping audiences guessing whether or not the entire movie is actually satire. A Hollywood reconstruction of the attack […]