• Tue. Jul 16th, 2024

Stokes’ solid style could add fire and heat to lukewarm England

In the build up to the Cricket 50-Over World Cup, Durham, and former England captain Paul Collingwood has described the ECB selectors decision to omit Ben Stokes from the England…

Hans Zimmer – Interstellar OST

Heavily influenced by 2001: A Space Odyssey, in which Stanley Kubrick used Strauss’ ‘Also Sprach Zarathustra’ to underline the film’s crescendos, Zimmer’s soundtrack provokes deep emotions throughout Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi…

SCO: Piano Concerto

My scepticism is swept away in the first chord of Fauré’s Pelléas et Mélisande Suite (1898) that opens the four piece concert at Usher Hall. First written for Maeterlinck’s play…

University proposes refund for failed fee-paying students

Professor Craig Mahoney, principal and vice-chancellor of The University of the West of Scotland (UWS), has announced the possible introduction of a rebate system for fee-paying students who fail to…

Allegations of ableism are prone to misuse

A few months ago, whilst trawling down my news feed, I came across a not uncommon debate between two of my Facebook friends. The pair were arguing about the merits…

Edinburgh’s Housing Co-Op, Five Months On

When Imogen Smith left Broadford last summer for university, many of her apprehensions were typical of the first-year experience. She knew neither the city nor its people, and much of…

Podcast Pick

This week’s pick is an American treasure seen through the eyes of the BBC. The year old podcast is a production from Radio 4 that was rebroadcast this week by…

Folk darling plays intimate show at Caves

It’s an hour until Laura Marling is due to perform, the tiny interior of The Caves is already crammed, and the crowd is restless. Some gaze around, discussing how lucky…