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Live Music

Nightvision: Patrick Topping @ La Belle Angele

Patrick Topping graced La Belle Angèle on Saturday, 28 February as part of the Nightvision series. Topping began making music in his bedroom when he was 19, and the six years that followed have seen him work his way up to critical acclaim. The last year and a half has seen his transformation into one […]

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Music

BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah- Sour Soul

Hip hop veteran Dennis Cole, better known by his rather more rap-suitable stage name, Ghostface Killah, has collaborated with hip-hop enthusiasts BADBADNOTGOOD (BBNG) to release Sour Soul. The perfectly titled album sees the Canadian trio’s psychedelic jazz as the real instrumental underscore to Ghostface’s narrative rapping and off-beat lyrics. BBNG, however, are far from just […]

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The UK should respect the ECHR’s decision

Last week the European Court of Human Rights ruled that prisoners, or former prisoners, are not entitled to any compensation despite the UK’s continued violation of prisoners’ rights to vote. Ten years on from the case of Hirst vs. the UK, where the International Court first ruled that the UK’s blanket ban on allowing prisoners […]

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Privatisation is not the cure for NHS ill health

The NHS is perhaps the most cherished institution in the UK, and yet the question mark over its future has grown bigger and more threatening than ever in recent years of recession and austerity. Even now, in a period of relative economic stability, its prospects remain uncertain; the government lacks a decisive plan of action […]

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Cult Column Film

Cult Column: Edinburgh’s best alternative cinemas

One particularly miserable Edinburgh evening during my first term at university, I walked a four mile round trip in the pouring rain, from my halls of residence to the Fountain Park multiplex. I have never been so wet and sad in my entire life. The next day I recounted the story to an older, wiser second […]