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The Oscars: A self-reflective year in Hollywood

In the last scene of The King’s Speech, Colin Firth steps forward onto a balcony and waves to his citizens from Buckingham Palace. His setting is a stage, his people an audience, and he’s been guided throughout the film to reach this very conclusion. The King’s vocal coach, played by Geoffrey Rush, leans slightly into the frame, trying his...

St Andrews in support of Jafar Panahi

Last month, Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi was sentenced to six years in prison and received a twenty year ban on writing or directing films, giving interviews to foreign media or foreign travel. The charges for ‘propaganda against the state’ came after Panahi, famous for his gritty, social realist approach, was found to be making a film about the social unrest...

Fairytale fashion to cast a spell over RAG Weekend

As part of the RAG Week madness, this Saturday will see Venue One being transformed into a fairytale underworld during the annual charity fashion show, Catwalk. With the intention of ending RAG Week in style, Catwalk will showcase local fashion from shops such as La Boutique, Rumage and Fox and Buht in a relaxed but ‘enchanting’ atmosphere. Last year,...

Angels and Demons in St Andrews

As one of the most renowned works in German Theatre, Goethe’s Faust was always going to be a challenging production for both the actors and the production team. The play engages with universal issues, such as faith, science and corruption of innocence making its timeless presentation, which is demonstrated through a variety of set and costume very appropriate. The...

Best Foot Forward on South Street

Calling all Carrie Bradshaws! If you need something to take your mind off that essay deadline, broken heart or just a reason to treat yourself, then put down  Cosmopolitan and escape to Elisabeth May Shoe Boutique which has just opened for business on South Street (opposite Schmooz) and brought a touch of glamour to St Andrews. Highlights include feather...

No S*** Sherlock

Meet Emma Sherlock, St. Andrews’ only finalist in this year’s Alfa Romeo Young Designer Competition, as part of this year’s FS. Emma is no stranger to the show, she featured as a student designer in FS 2010 - with an Edward Degas inspired ‘Ballet Collection’ that saw exquisite designs that were executed in billowing voile, lace and net to...

Is this the new Sopranos?

For the last few months, the people at BSkyB have been going out of their way to publicise Sky Atlantic, a new channel hosting all the best television from the other side of the pond. Boardwalk Empire, created by Terence Winter, one of the men behind The Sopranos, is essentially the channel’s flagship show, having received huge critical acclaim...

The End of Museums?

Google’s latest venture, taking Street View to the Gallery, has been the topic of numerous articles, blogs and editorials that can only equal the amount of hype that Google themselves have surrounded the project with. However, much to Google’s dismay, the response to this undeniably incredible piece of technology has not been wholly positive, and the project has come...

The Sound of Silence

"To write a poem after Auschwitz is barbaric”, says T. W. Adorno in “An Essay on Cultural Criticism and Society.” To him, art was irredeemably changed by the Holocaust. Silence became important in the discussion of big, controversial events. Speech fails to scratch the surface of such realities. Our endeavour to contain and translate these inexplicable events into a...

Music is Love: Class Notes

Right, so what or who is ‘music is love’? Well, nice to see you’re not beating around the bush.  Music is Love is a St. Andrews based collective of individuals, passionate about showcasing quality music in what had become an artistic backwater.  Which, roughly translated from hipster, means that they’re a dynamic group of St. Andrews students tasked with promoting,...