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Crazy Rich Asians: A review

Crazy Rich Asians is an example of how an ostensibly formulaic film can soar when approached with a distinct voice and a genuine investment in making the audience care about the somewhat familiar situations and characters.  As the first major Hollywood studio production with a predominantly Asian cast since 1993’s The Joy Luck Club, director Jon M Chu’s film...

Exploring the theatricality of fashion

The end of fashion month is finally here; for those of us who are interested in the fashion industry, it has been a month of scrolling down news feeds clogged up with pictures and videos from the day’s shows, and watching YouTube videos of beautiful people walk up and down runways in meticulously decorated fabrics. Fashion is so often...

MacMillan charity coffee morning

It is safe to say that there’s a time and place where one wants to pop the bubble that is St Andrews and step out of the university lifestyle. Most people do that by hopping on the next bus, train or even plane for that matter. However, you can pop the bubble without actually leaving St Andrews. On the morning...

Tales of Our World: A review

Childlike we could not help but be drawn into the voices. Almost sacred in its intimacy, the space before us transformed and was remade into visualisations of the words we were given. ‘Tales of Our World’ was directed by Bryn Jackson-Farrer and produced by Cate Hanlon. It dedicated an evening to story-telling across time and place. Set in an understated...

Decluttering to create a capsule wardrobe

The only time that you truly see how much stuff you own is when it is all packed up in boxes in a pile in front of you. And after moving into a new apartment this year, I realized that my pile has gotten to be far too big. Rather than just throwing out a few boxes filled with...

Opera Society presents: Venus & Adonis

One of the most well-known myths in Ovid’s Metamorphoses occurs in Book X: as Cupid accidentally pricks his mother Venus with one of his arrows, she falls in love with a mortal, the irresistibly attractive Adonis. The resulting conflict is an emotional rollercoaster of love, desire and grief. The University’s Opera Society return to the spotlight with their own...

The Saint recommends: Memorable albums of the year so far

Aside from being the warmest in forty-two years and England winning a penalty shoot-out for the first time since I was nine months old (I don’t remember that one), this summer was a special one personally, not least because it was the first one for which I’d had my own vehicle. Working at an array of music festivals in...

A brief history of the politician’s TV interview

Last Tuesday a letter was sent to Downing Street from the heads of Channel 4, BBC, ITV, Channel 5 and more complaining of Theresa May’s “unprecedented refusal” to grant interviews to public service broadcasters. So what exactly were these broadcasters so riled about? And why is it so important? Last week the Conservative Party Conference took place in Birmingham where it...

Mughal the hat-trick hero as Saints beat Edinburgh

Three tries from winger Fezan Mughal were the difference as the St Andrews Men’s Rugby 1st XV downed Edinburgh 2s 17-14 earlier today at University Park. Saints, who fielded two changes from the side that beat Dundee last week, opened their account for the afternoon on six minutes following an opening few minutes that felt very much like a feeling-out...

Bjerregaard wins the 2018 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

It was an eventful final day at the Alfred Dunhill Links championship which saw Danish professional, Lucas Bjerregaard, take home his second European Tour title. From the very beginning, this final round was sure to provide excitement with Sunday’s weather forecast predicting winds of up to 40 miles per hour. That led to the tee-off times for all players set...