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The Student interviews Mary Harron, director of Netflix’s Alias Grace

This week, The Student spoke with Mary Harron, director of Netflix’s recent miniseries Alias Grace. Mary has always concerned herself with the female perspective, as well as the complicated world women have had to navigate in their fight to be acknowledged. Alias Grace is based on the novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood. […]

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TV

#MeToo and dressing for defiance at the Golden Globes

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will know all about the significance of this year’s Golden Globes to women around the world, in the acting industry and beyond. This year, instead of actresses making statements with their fashion choices, they made a statement with just a colour and a message. Dressed all in […]

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Editorial

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Santa

This year has been a wild sleigh ride. Trump took office at the White House, Prince Harry is officially off the market and the paradox that is Theresa May revealed herself as distinctly un-naughty with her fields of wheat antics, but was somehow not nice either. With all of this going on, you’d be forgiven […]

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Features

The rise and rise of the Nasty Woman

Nasty woman. It’s a phrase we all know, first brought to the world’s attention during the final US presidential debate this year by Donald Trump’s use of it in describing his opponent, Hillary Clinton. Likewise, most will know that ‘Nasty Woman’ soon became something of a trademark for feminists everywhere. Through sheer determination, the term […]

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Fringe Theatre

The Dreamer

Though at first disconcerted at the realisation that The Dreamer would be performed almost entirely in Mandarin, my apprehension barely lasted the first few minutes; the energetic physicality of the all-Chinese cast’s performance was enough to carry the audience through 70 minutes, hardly missing a single detail. Created as an international collaboration between Shanghai Dramatic […]

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Fringe Theatre

Séance

As the brainchild of Glen Neath and David Rosenberg, who have been collaborating since 2012 with sell-out shows such as Ring and Fiction, Séance does not disappoint. Promising an ‘intense sonic performance’, the show submerges you into total darkness. Only the dialogue from headphones and the faint whimpers of fellow audience members are heard amidst […]

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Film Fringe Theatre

Lula del Ray by Manual Cinema

Lovingly crafted with an assembly of puppeteers and a live score, Lula del Ray seeks to bring out the child in all of us. Through the eyes of their titular protagonist, Chicago-based arts collective Manual Cinema explores our childhood dreams (from reaching the Moon to becoming a rockstar) and the naïve mistakes, shocks and broken […]

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Features

Edinburgh rents: unjustifiably high or proportionately apt?

As a student, trying to find a flat in Edinburgh is a fairly traumatic experience. Often equipped with a very tight budget and little experience, students are regularly left feeling cheated by private letting agents. The uneasy chatter which fills campus as peak flat-hunting season ensues is yet again awash with horror stories of eye-wateringly […]