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Culture Film Reviews

Review: The Menu

Following in the footsteps of Knives Out and Ready or Not, The Menu is the latest film in a line of black comedy satires about the mega-rich. It might be hopping on a bandwagon, but this is certainly one of the most fun bandwagons to be on at the moment. The Menu follows Tyler (Nicholas […]

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Lifestyle Reviews

The Student goes to Roxy Lanes

The Student was delighted to receive a press pass to the opening of Roxy Lanes Rose Street, a brand new arcade bar right in the heart of the city. November 17 was one of the wettest evenings of the year so far, so what better way to spend it than inside Edinburgh’s latest bar and entertainment […]

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Culture Theatre

Review: Scottish Ballet’s The Snow Queen

Winter has come to Edinburgh. Streets are packed with pedestrians bundled in cozy coats and scarves, icy cold air turns cheeks rosy, and, most importantly, the Scottish Ballet’s The Snow Queen is playing at the Festival Theatre. There is no better way to celebrate the start of the festive season than to book tickets to […]

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Culture Music

Blackstarkids CYBERKISS* – A Digital Landscape of Constructed Nostalgia?  

Blackstarkids, signed under the same label as Beabadoobee and Glass Animals, offer their listener many different styles on CYBERKISS*. The album takes you on a journey without subscribing to any genre. In terms of its consistent identity, however, it is inarguably a sentimental homage to the early 2000s. CYBERKISS* takes many musical and artistic themes […]

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Music

Bill Callahan performs in Glasgow

Bill Callahan seems to have existed as a quiet enigma on the peripheries of the mainstream for several decades. Prolific in his years as lo-fi noise-rocker Smog, since 2007 he’s just been going by ‘Bill.’ More recently, the man himself took to the stage at Queen Margaret University’s student union in Glasgow.  Callahan’s music is […]

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Lifestyle

Christmas Ads 2022: A Definitive Ranking

It’s that time of year again, where we all get a bit too excited about the inevitable swarm of Christmas ads coming our way. For many of us, it’s the John Lewis ad that has us in a chokehold every year – we look forward to watching a heartbreaking story set to quite possibly the most soul-crushing […]

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Culture Music Reviews

Confidence Man Gets Down and Dirty in Glasgow

Light up LED cone bras, champagne, crotch grabbing, convulsive dance moves and rave music is what a Confidence Man concert consists of.  On 9th November, the Australian four piece sensation Confidence Man came to the iconic Barrowland Ballroom to deliver their electropop driven dance moves and dynamic vocals. The band consists of two singers, Janet […]

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Culture Music Reviews

Samia supports Maggie Rogers at the O2 Academy in Glasgow

Maggie Rogers is only three years older than her opening act on the UK leg of her Feral Joy tour. Samia Najimy Finnerty, whose stage name is simply Samia, is 25, and also went to school in New York City before beginning her musical career. When she walks on stage at the O2 Academy in […]