Book Festival: Letters Home

Can theatre help us approach the idea of dialogue from a different perspective? With the resurgence in letters and written correspondence in a world so tech-savvy, the Grid Iron theatre company certainly seeks… Continue reading

Book Festival: Lynn Barber.

Imagine you’re a journalist making your first steps into the media world, and you’re given your first interview assignment. A small time singer? Someone of local significance? How about Salvador Dali? As crazy… Continue reading

Book Festival: Kirsty Logan and Sara Maitland

Some of the most interesting events can be more than just a single favourite author, but two who specialise in the same format, approaching it very differently. Step forward Kirsty Logan and Sara Maitland.… Continue reading

Book Festival: Ian Bell on Bob Dylan.

“I swore for a long time not to write a book on Bob Dylan,” says Ian Bell. “Now I have two.” He’s a man whose studio time was once described by Kris Kristofferson… Continue reading

Review: Half-Blood – Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Being half-hematoi, half-mortal – or ‘half-blood’ – is troublesome in life. You have two options – become trained Sentinels who hunt daimons, or become a servant to pure-bloods. You’re never on the same… Continue reading

Review: The Vagenda: A Zero Tolerance Guide to the Media – Holly Baxter, Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett.

I don’t really read feminist books, and it’s not because I disagree with what most of them say. For example, when I read some on feminist issues RE: my dissertation, a lot of… Continue reading

Book Festival: Denise Mina

Denise Mina isn’t one to shy away from darker territory, as her latest novel The Red Road reaffirms. The culprit behind a double murder gives up easily, but she’s 14 year old prostitute… Continue reading

Review: Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys. – Viv Albertine.

Anyone who writes an autobiography is either a twat or broke. I’m a bit of both. Though Viv Albertine will always really be known as the guitarist of the Slits, her autobiography tells… Continue reading

Review: Holly Baxter & Rhiannon Cosslett, Vagenda – Edinburgh Book Festival.

“There’s got to be traction in making fun of this,” remembers Holly Baxter, one half of Vagenda Magazine. Graduating in the recession, sitting with two cheap bottles of wine and a pile of… Continue reading