Culture Theatre

Words, Words, Words

Words, Words, Words Traverse Theatre Run Ended On Friday night, a selection of aspiring playwrights had the chance to present their latest work and receive audience feedback in the protection of the Traverse Theatre stage during Words, Words, Words, the theatre’s scratch night. With support of five actors from the theatre’s core cast, extracts from […]

Culture Literature Theatre

Oh, the Horror! Gothic Literature and the Edinburgh Horror Festival

Murder, an evil doppelganger and narrow, foggy streets – even though Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic horror novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde consists of rather simple ingredients, its success has not decreased a bit since its publication in 1866. And even though it is supposed to be set in London, whoever […]


Noor Tagouri: the first Muslim to appear in Playboy magazine

At the same time that a heated debate in Europe about the hijab is emerging, activist and journalist Noor Tagouri has made a distinct statement in the US. As the first Muslim ever featured in the magazine, she is appearing in the October edition of Playboy, proudly wearing her hijab. Whoever is now imagining sleazy […]

Culture Literature

Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl

Despite the fact that she is merely 42 years old, Carrie Brownstein, guitarist of the band Sleater-Kinney, has written her memoirs – right in time to coincide with the band’s reunion and new album. She narrates the band’s history from its origins in the town of Olympia to its separation in 2006, interweaving it with […]