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Srdja Popovic elected Rector

Mr Popovic beat Willie Rennie to the role.

Loving Vincent: a cinematic work of art

Frida Kahlo has had one. J. M. W. Turner has had one too. Now, continuing the popular trend for artist biopics in cinema, the post-impressionist Vincent van Gogh is to get the big screen treatment in Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman’s Loving Vincent. Strictly speaking, van Gogh has already been the subject of several cinematic biopics, with everyone from Kirk...

The frenzy of Fenty

When rumours surfaced about Rihanna’s plan to launch her very own cosmetic range, I can’t say I was very excited. Don’t get me wrong. I adore Riri’s edgy fashion style, her campaign for global education reform and you’ll definitely find me moving to the dance floor the moment any song from “Pon De Replay” to “Work,” start playing. However,...

Cumberbatch’s Hamlet: a review

When Lyndsey Turner’s production of Hamlet first arrived at the Barbican in 2015, it was one of the most anticipated and hyped-up shows in the history of London theatre. Ticket sales went through the roof, not least because Academy-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch was set to play the infamous and tragic lead. Mesmerising, innovative, and haunting, the production’s 2017 encore,...

The art of hosting an academic family dinner

It’s week four, and with Raisin just around the corner, academic family life is in full swing. But before we break out the Jell-O shots and Bailey’s cereal, some families might want to gauge their children’s personalities and tolerances with an academic family dinner party. There are three essential elements that make up your family’s first dinner together: The Food: When...

The power of serialisation

The great artistic innovators, throughout time, have always pushed the boundaries of their chosen medium. From Tarantino to Pratchett, Nolan to Miller, part of the key to their genius has been an awareness of the artistic potential of their medium and its unique limitations. Specific use of camera positioning, for example, is something a book may draw inspiration from,...

Amazon: the next major film distributor

With over 100 million subscribers worldwide and an enviable body of talent supplying original content (at a reported $6 billion bill this year alone), the dominance of Netflix in the global video streaming market is undeniable. Later this month, the second outing of their Stranger Things is to arrive with hype almost akin to Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The...

Vegetarian butternut squash and aubergine lasagne

Ingredients: 2 aubergines 1 butternut squash 1 red onion 2 bell peppers For the sauce: 2 cans of tinned crushed tomatoes 2 minced cloves of garlic 1 tsp dried basil 1 tsp dried thyme 1 tsp dried parsley ½ tsp of crushed red pepper flakes Layer with: ½ of a pack of lasagne pasta 2 packets of ricotta cheese Top with: Grated cheddar cheese  Peel and largely dice the butternut squash, aubergines, red onion...

Curtain up for L’Oréal at Paris Fashion Week

For a long time L’Oréal has been a staple at Fashion Week. Behind the scenes creating the slick ponytails or the bold lips, there is no doubt that they have established their role backstage. In February 2016, it was announced that L’Oréal had become an official partner with Paris Fashion Week and this collaboration has continued ever since. In the...

UndergraduEats: Silvia Bus

1 student, 3 recipes. Each student will share their three favourite recipes from home. One midweek meal – with a maximum of five ingredients. One potluck perfect – to bring along to any dinner you’ve got planned. One sweet treat – to satisfy your cravings. Silvia is a management student in her final year at St Andrews. Originally from Carrara,...