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Olivia Laughton

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Review: Ragnarok

“All is lost… all is not lost.” Traverse Theatre’s ‘Ragnarok’ was a mesmerizing, multi-sensory experience, a merge ofhuman acting, puppetry, and live music. The result was a spellbinding two hours…

Grief as a Refusal: An Exploration of Andrew Haigh’s All of us Strangers

‘It hasn’t been nearly long enough.’ ‘It never could be, could it?’ In her 1969 book ‘On Death and Dying’, Dr Elisabeth Kübler-Ross proposed a conception of grief into five…

Bedfest 2024 Review: Malvolio’s Fantasy

‘Malleable, malevolent and mad’, Malvolio’s Fantasy innovatively reconstructs Shakespeare’sclassic tale of love and confusion into a joyous yet thought-provoking narrative, written byZuza Soltykowska and Isabella Olsen-Barone. Washed upon the shores…

The invasion of the self-checkout counters in shops across Edinburgh

Last week, at a shop in St James’ Quarter, I bought a small pair of silver earrings. The cashier smiled and told me how beautiful they are. I explain they…

Why I am sceptical of Rishi Sunak’s new ‘Levelling Up’ fund

On the eve of the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester last week, Sunak announced his new ‘Levelling-up fund’, promising ‘investing in local communities’, especially ‘overlooked’ towns. Sunak didn’t see fit…

Finding a sense of belonging at Edinburgh University

I’m at The Three Sisters, it’s the final Saturday of freshers and it’s busy. I find myself near the bar next to a tall guy in the rugby team tweed.…

Holiday hypocrisy: Rhodes after the fires

The Greek wildfires might have ruined your summer holidays, but what about the residents for whom this tragedy is inescapable? At the height of summer deadly wildfires engulfed the beautiful…