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Art Culture

‘In Another Tongue’

This article was originally submitted on the 15th March Review of ‘In Another Tongue’, event at the Talbot Rice Gallery, 3rd March ‘Such ordinary events are poems in another tongue and no translation possible’  – David Malouf In Another Tongue was posited as a ‘creative response’ to Angelica Mesiti’s Exhibition In the Round, which has […]

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Art Culture

‘What hath night to do with sleep?’…A review of Spare Rib

Spare Rib’s Paradise Lost was certainly not an event to be slept on. Instead, attendees spent their night dancing to heavy house and disco beats, immersed in an underworld filled with ethereal contemporary art. The event takes inspiration from its namesake, the epic poem written by John Milton, which tells the biblical tale of the […]

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Art Culture

Benin Bronzes

The West’s constant need to keep colonialism alive and well. In November 2021 Jesus College of the University of Cambridge returned a stolen Benin Bronze – a statue of a cockerel – to Nigeria, becoming the first UK institution to do so. Sonita Alleyne, master of the college, described it as a ‘momentous occasion’. Aberdeen […]

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TV

Quiz

A riveting show about a show, Quiz is witty, engaging and incredibly well-cast. It has a nostalgic feel, yet depicts an extremely relevant story in today’s world of fake and sensationalist news. With their new drama series, ITV producers have skilfully recreated the kind of ‘event TV’ that gave their 1990 series Who Wants to be […]

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News

Ian Murray: Interview with the MP for Edinburgh South

Ian Murray, the MP for Edinburgh South, speaks to The Student about his current campaign for deputy leader of the Labour Party, as well as his views on Scottish independence, the climate crisis debate, and the cost of attending university. Murray was first elected in the 2010 general election and has held his seat through […]

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Lifestyle

Why having no New Year’s Resolutions should be your resolution

The 1st of January does not only bring a change of year, but the expectation that we must change ourselves. The idea of New Year’s resolutions dates back to Roman times, when Julius Caesar ruled that New Year began on January 1st and encouraged his subjects to commit to personal improvements. Romans began the year […]