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Muppet Adaptations of Classics (and the characters who remain human)

Prerequisite: Gonzo would always be the narrator. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen This novel prompted this entire article. It just seems perfect. Miss Piggy is Elizabeth Bennet, of course.…

Politics, poetry, “pot and pills”: 130 years of The Student

8 November 1887. “Students are awakening to a sense of power and responsibility for their share in wise management of the University”. Or so says the editorial published on that…

Afternoon Tea at Heriot Row with Robert Louis Stevenson and Jorge Luis Borges

We all know and love Robert Louis Stevenson for establishing The Student newspaper way back in 1887, kickstarting 130 years of excellent journalism. Ringing no bells? Perhaps, then, he is…

The Strange Case of Jekyll & Hyde

Morna Pearson’s rewrite of Stevenson’s classic short story brought Jekyll and Hyde to Edinburgh, using the revised location to help draw out the contrast between dark and light that runs…