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Literature

‘In Other Words’: Tills’ summertime pop-up bookshop

Tucked away at the edge of the Meadows, directly across the road from Tills bookshop, hides a delightful little green police box. This police box is anything but ordinary because it now houses a delightful pop-up shop, ‘In Other Words,’ associated with Tills bookshop. The pop-up shop offers a variety of translated works with themes […]

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Book vs Film Culture Film

Heart of Darkness vs Apocalypse Now

Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now (1979) is widely considered to be a masterpiece. The cinematography, screenplay and direction come together to create a dark, yet fantastic movie. Coppola’s film of 1979 is a loose adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s book titled Heart of Darkness and is a perfect example of how a filmmaker can transform a […]

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Culture Literature

The Banning of Books in Today’s America

Whilst I was researching this article I typed the words ‘book’ and ‘ban’ into the New York Times search bar to see what I could find. What I discovered was a long history of book banning, not only in America, but around the world. Headlines such as “A Frenzy of Book Banning”, “Book Banning on […]

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Penguin relaunches design award and removes higher education requirement

The well-known publisher Penguin has recently announced significant changes to its Student Design Award. For the first time in its sixteen-year history, the prestigious award will be open to non-students, and will thus become known as the Penguin Cover Design Award. This move will ensure that a lack of higher education will not be a […]

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Culture Literature

Poem of the week: “Begin” by Brendan Kennelly

This academic year begins just as the Fringe Festival closes for the first time in two years. Walking around the city the week before freshers – despite there being a hum of excitement in the air – there was a distinct sense that something important had ended. The grass of George Square was muddy, the […]

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Culture Literature

Review: ‘War: How Conflict Shaped Us’ at the Hay Festival

War: How Conflict Shaped Us by Margaret MacMillan was the book of choice for the Hay Festival’s annual talk in association with British Pugwash, an organization focusing on international relations and disarmament. This acclaimed account of the history of war is a surprising choice for a Pugwash event, because at its heart it states the belief […]

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Library services to broaden but ‘click and collect’ to end

The University of Edinburgh’s Library services are to be expanded in line with the easing of lockdown restrictions on Monday 26 April, however not all students are happy with the overall timing and the closure of ‘click and collect’ services. With Scotland set to revert to a tiered system of restrictions from Monday 26 May, […]

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Culture Literature

Is 2021 publishing’s blank page?

Even clichés bear repeating sometimes: no industry has been left untouched by the effects of COVID-19. Though reading is by nature easily enjoyed in the solitary and socially-distant safety of one’s home, the business of publishing that shapes what we read has suffered from the abrupt end of live events, demise of office routines, and […]