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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

“Fisk” in the Byre Theatre: A preview

“Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not just fish they are after.” A man sails alone in a tiny...

Stereotyping East Asians on TV

The strikes have given me a lot of free time to binge-watch the American sitcom “Fresh off the Boat”. Just to give a quick...

“Avengers: Infinity War”: Disney rules the world

You may or may not have noticed but Disney have taken over the world. Culturally speaking, at least. With Star Wars and Marvel’s Avengers under...

“Troy: Fall of a City”: A review

As a classicist I was thrilled to learn that the BBC were doing an eight-part series on Homer’s Iliad and stories surrounding the Trojan...

“Friends” and homophobia

As Friends finally came to Netflix, so did a flood of complaining millennials watching for the first time and articles claiming that the iconic,...

A tribute to Avicii

Last week brought the shocking news of Swedish DJ Avicii’s passing. After years of chart-conquering singles, long tours with crowds of thousands and a...

What to wear in spring

Roughly a month and a half after it was expected spring is finally here, and St Andrew’s students are fully embracing the warmer weather....

Plan your summer TV binge

For the final issue of the semester I thought I’d set you all in good stead with some summer television inspiration. I did initially...

St Andrews Chorus: Haydn’s “The Seasons”

As the spring (finally) approaches, it seems fitting, in a semester of Siberian blizzards, incessant squalls, and the current (fingers-crossed for publication) balmy warmth,...

The Cripple of Inishmaan: A review

“Staring at cows is the height of sanity” So says Boatman Bennet, a comment which makes sense in the isolated Irish island mini-world that is...