• Sun. Feb 25th, 2024

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Stay With Me

How much can love endure? Ayòbámi Adébáyò’s first novel Stay With Me follows a young couple’s passionate romance and slow estrangement as they endure the hardships that can come with…

Blackwell’s Presents: What makes a book rare?

Bring Andrew Hunter a book from 1900 and he might scoff. Hunter, an antiquarian bookseller from Blackwell’s in Oxford’s Rare Books department, trades only truly old and rare books. His…

Crucifixion’s A Doddle

How much do you know about Jesus’s crucifixion? There was Jesus nailed to a big wooden cross next to two criminals also being crucified . . . right? According to…

Pointlessly Long Undescriptive Title by Poor Art*

What’s in a name? The current exhibition by cooperative Poor Art* defies easy explanation with its intentionally unhelpful title. While not confining themselves to any one theme, the artists manage…

111 Places in Edinburgh That You Shouldn’t Miss

Given that you’re reading The Student, you probably live in Edinburgh—so why would you buy a tourism book about Edinburgh? You’ve curated your own list of favourite spots in town…

“The Times They Are A-Changin’” – Bob Dylan and the Nobel Prize for Literature

Bob Dylan’s words rang true when the Nobel Foundation decided to award the Literature Prize to the iconic songwriter, whose only outright contribution to literature was his experimental prose poetry…

Beatlebone

John has “inarguably placed himself in fucking Ireland again”. Travelling through County Mayo in 1978, his attempts to get to his small island off the coast are constantly thwarted. Whether…

Library is Open! Drag Poetry Poems at the Scottish Poetry Library

On Thursday 28 January a small audience congregated in the Scottish Poetry Library for an evening of poetry, lipstick, and platform heels. “The Library is Open: Drag Queen Poems” is…