Culture

  • The dark side of fashion: pressure, drugs and suicide

    Fashion designers are increasingly making the headlines of late for reasons other than their clothes. Does the industry simply inflict too much pressure on these...

  • How to do It like Alexa

    Alexa Chung may be an it girl and have done it all, but is her new book, It, worthy of all the hype? Alexa Chung was nearly...

  • Is the war against skinny over?

    The global fashion industry is accused of promoting eating disorders by championing ultra-slim figures season after season. How much is it actually to blame for...

  • Student face-savers

    The best face-saving student beauty tricks in the business all rounded up. Some say students have it easy, but when it comes to late nights...

  • Savvy student shopping

    What’s on your Autumn shopping list? Here’s some budget-friendly inspiration… My favourite thing about autumn is the array of gorgeous colours: auburn, purple and gold....

  • Vintage secrets

                        Want to pay next to nothing for your wardrobe? Playing the vintage game cleverly is...

  • Underwatched & underrated: Miller’s Crossing

    It bombed at the box office, but the Coen brothers’ cult favourite is an underwatched classic.   The Coen brothers are master filmmakers.  They are...

  • Sunshine on Leith shines bright

    A film adaption of the stage musical by Scottish playwright Stephen Greenhorn, incorporating 13 songs by The Proclaimers.   Everyone knows the hit pop song...

  • Romeo and Juliet – a step too far?

    Two star-crossed lovers meet once again, in the latest Romeo and Juliet remake.   With the essence of Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 version still looming in...

  • Filth – not for the faint hearted

    A savage interpretation of the 1998 novel by Scottish author Irvine Welsh, written and directed by Jon S. Baird.   The film is centred around...