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Fight for the right: subtle moments of resistance in and from British television

The extent to which we, as viewers of the small screen, engage with influential protest on a daily basis is staggering. The powerfully active display coming from the corner of our living rooms has established itself amongst some of British society’s most controversial and groundbreaking moments. By reminiscing and reliving some of the TV episodes […]

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McMafia

First appearing on our screens on New Year’s Day, the BBC One drama serial McMafia arrived accompanied by anticipation and expectation. Following a Christmas TV programme saturated with the relentless broadcasting of over-watched American films and generic festive specials, McMafia promised to be the next cult watch. Inspired by the non-fiction book, McMafia: A Journey […]

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Lifestyle Reviews

Emily’s top five delicious and affordable Christmas dinners available in Edinburgh

Get the diaries out, set up the Facebook group chat and re-consult the exam timetable: it’s that time of year again! Sure, you may still have exams and essays, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on a Christmas dinner. Here are our top five picks of affordable Christmas dinners to share with […]

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Sell-out success at Potterrow Market

Following a trial run during the summer, Potterrow Market returned last Wednesday, for the first of seven confirmed dates over the next few months. As the rain poured down in Bristo Square, a sense of anticipation grew as more and more stalls took shelter in the Dome to set up their mouth-watering displays. From delicious […]

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Live Music

A night of Glaswegian talent at Henry’s Cellar Bar

13th October The alternative Glaswegian music scene came through to grace Edinburgh with its presence last Friday night. Local live music is a staple feature of the relaxed, no-frills venue of Henry’s Cellar Bar on Morrison Street, and the quality of Friday’s trio of performances was exemplary of the bar’s ability to book great bands. […]

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How spending time outdoors can reduce uni stress

Breathing in fresh autumn air, looking out on a vast, open space and exchanging a colour palette of urban greys to natural greens, oranges and yellows, are all fantastic reasons to spend more time outside. As mid-term deadlines approach, it’s more important than ever to escape the city grind and get yourself outdoors. Not only […]

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Live Music

A night of acoustic glory and goodwill from Nick Mulvey

11 October Bristling anticipation permeates the crowds of fans filtering downstairs into The Liquid Room for a long-awaited evening with Nick Mulvey and his multi-talented band. An intimate experience that would normally be snapped up by the neighbouring Glaswegian music scene, this night already feels very special; as Nick says on stage, “It’s been too […]

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Delicious restaurants to visit with your family

It’s a familiar feeling at this point in the semester. The initial thrill of Welcome Week is long gone and the yearning for some home comforts replaces the excitement of independence. Lecture daydreams begin to revolve around the weekend when your family members will come and rescue your beans-on-toast diet for a few days. Parental […]