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Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Review

“Fear is the path to the dark side” – so Yoda warned Star Wars fans twenty years ago in The Phantom Menace. While anyone can be forgiven for wanting to scrub George Lucas’ first prequel from their mind, the current custodians of the franchise should have remembered those words. For The Rise Of Skywalker, the ninth and (for now)...

Interview with Del Water Gap

Devised by musician Holden Jaffe but formed by the people and push of Brooklyn, Del Water Gap should be on any rock-inclined music fan’s radar. With three EPs, a live track and some singles out already, Del Water Gap seem ready to expand from the New York music scene and into the global one with their upcoming releases. On...

Review: Sketch Force One

Last Saturday, I made my way down to The Barron Theatre to see The Comedy Society take to the stage with their sketch show, Sketch Force One.The show was an eclectic mix of sketches that made for some serious laughs. Not all sketches hit the right mark, but this did not detract from the overall success of the night.  The...

A Guide to Thrift Shopping in St Andrews

  With the rise of sustainable shopping and condemnation of fast fashion, it’s no surprise that thrifting in St Andrews seems to be easier than ever. However, if you haven’t thrifted in our little Fife coast bubble yet, you may be struggling with how to start your new sustainable fashion lifestyle, especially with the lack of vintage clothing stores popular...

Defining a Decade in Arts and Culture

Music- Annabel Steele When it comes to music, the 2010s are split down the middle. Firstly, it’s been the age of electronic music. Of course, we had the synth-heavy 80s and the disco-loving naughties, but the past decade has put DJs and producers at the forefront of the music scene, creating and championing an unprecedented style of electronic music. And...

Taste of Asia Review

Mouth-watering and wide-ranging, Taste of Asia returns to St Andrews with their 2019 Food Fayre.

A guide to a warming winter in St Andrews

  Winter has truly arrived in St Andrews, with treacherously icy paths and a cutting wind that leaves your face red and raw. With ludicrously short days and busy schedules this can by all means become a gloomy time of year. However, St Andrews is full of cosy activities to fill these winter months with some joy, warmth, and an...

How will 2019 end in Film and TV?

  Whilst this time of year brings out the cold, premature darkness, and deadlines, it also seems to summon some truly fantastic television and film. It is perhaps easy to understand why this is the case: TV and film executives realise that people will be most probably spending more time on their sofas than in their gardens and so, arguably,...

Chicago: A Review

One of the benefits of going to a small university town like St Andrews is that every now and again you get to be part of a moment, something that seems to have the whole community excited. Just So Society’s Chicago last week felt like one of those moments. The show sold out the Byre for all three nights,...

Mariah, clementines, and a dragon…

  The excitement and spectacle over the Christmas adverts feels like a modern phenomenon. In years gone by, the Christmas TV schedule would be what we would all look forward to. Today, it is those bits in between them that are given the spotlight. Advertisements are a staple in our festive TV diet. Given the reverence allotted to this merry...