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The Confession Tapes: The Ted Bundy Tapes Review

Be it a podcast, book, television series or film, it seems almost impossible at the moment to consume any form of media that is not obsessed with the true-crime genre, and especially the serial killer. The stereotype of this super-intelligent, hyper-violent individual is fascinating to a modern society defined by 24-hour news cycles and the […]

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Culture Literature

Is the Pulitzer Prize guilty of claims of a “Liberal Legacy”?

On Tuesday, Andrew Sean Greer’s Less: A Novel was announced as the 2018 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction, causing some surprise in literary circles. Less: A Novel is a humorous light-hearted story in which its protagonist Arthur Less embarks upon a desperate around-the-world trip to avoid attending a former boyfriend’s wedding and, on the surface, […]

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Culture Literature

Introducing: Haruki Murakami

In 1978, Murakami was watching a baseball game when American player Dave Hilton came to bat. At the exact moment that Hilton hit a double, Murakami realised that he could write a novel. He began writing Hear the Wind Sing that same night. Before that game, Murakami has said, he was just ‘one of those […]

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Culture Literature

Exploring Non-Romantic Love in Literature

What makes love in literature compelling? Too often, fiction focuses on romantic relationships that are difficult, tragic, unrequited or even obsessive. The types of relationships that fit these categories can seem uniform: romantic, intimate, and commonly featuring an end goal of marriage. The love that characters might feel for family or friends, on the other […]

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Edinburgh Student Co-Operative wins Climate Challenge Fund Award

On Wednesday, November 1 the Edinburgh Creative Reuse Hub, a project run by the Shrub Swap and Reuse Hub Co-operative, won the Waste award at the first Climate Challenge Fund (CCF). Other projects shortlisted for the award were Revolve Recycle and (Still) Too Good To Waste. The CCF Awards Panel commended the Edinburgh Creative Reuse […]

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Call for all-male Holyrood management board to quit in wake of Holyrood sexual harassment allegations

A cross-party coalition has called for Holyrood’s all-male management group of MSPs to resign in the wake of accusations of sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct across British politics. Holyrood has already implemented measures to deal with concerns about sexual harassment, including an anonymous survey of all building users, a dedicated phone line for complaints and […]

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Value of single malt Scottish Whisky rises due to ‘premiumisation’ and calls for tax cuts

Scottish single malt whisky exports have boosted following a rising demand for premium alcohol products. This trend known as “premiumisation” has been seen across the beverages industry, especially in the sales of liqueurs and spirits. According to a 2014 GlobalData survey, 17 per cent of consumers across the globe said that they had bought whisky […]

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Tollcross students targeted in series of organised burglaries

Carefully planned burglaries in the Tollcross area have caused concern for residents after a number of crimes in the area. This September, flats in traditional tenement-style buildings and a university-run student accommodation have been targeted, with laptops and bicycles stolen. The crimes appear to be planned instead of opportunistic. In one building thieves used a […]