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Friday, December 13, 2019

A tribute to Stan Lee

Back when I was 11, I was a bit of a geek. I knew of Marvel Comics from one of my friends but nothing...

Prepare your bookshelves for St Andrew’s Day

The 30th of November is almost upon us. As someone living in St Andrews for the first time, I’ve been excited about this date...

‘Skelling’ author David Almond visits St Andrews

I read Skellig when I was in junior school myself. I remember being entranced with the concept, where the main character nurses a strange...

Debate: Are cookery books literature?

The broad topic of this debate embodies the age-old question of what constitutes literature? As a society, why do we view the complete works...

October reads: Books to get you in the mood for Halloween

October. Leaves start falling from the trees, the warm jumpers start making an appearance, and my bloodstream is ninety percent Pumpkin Spice Latte. ‘Tis...

Anna Akhmatova: The tragic destiny of a Russian soul

I was walking home. The sun was out. The snow had finally melted and the grass was growing green, so I decided to change...

Inklight Poetry Slam: A review

Thursday night saw an Inklight -St Andrews’ creative writing society who host poetry readings in Aikman’s every so often host an event as part...

John Brockman: Pioneer of scientific literature

The Selfish Gene; The Illusion of Self; The Glass Cage. If you have ever read a book by Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, or Nicholas...

An interview with Alexander ‘Sandy’ McCall Smith: The professor who brought...

Alexander ‘Sandy’ McCall Smith has led a deeply unusual life. A renowned expert on medical law and bioethics, in which field he was a...

Chomsky & Ploychroniou, “Optimism over Despair”

The influence of Noam Chomsky's thought over the past half century on the scope and focus of public debate, as a leading intellectual and...