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  • Arts & Culture

    Beyond Knoxian Theatre

    Scotland does it all the time. We were taught it at school and in the street, by grannies and the meenister; more significantly (ominously?) by […]

    Thom Cross 17th Jan'12 9
  • Arts & Culture

    Scotland 3.0

    Equality needs to be hard-coded into the new Scotland.

    Mike Small 11th Jan'12 28
  • Arts & Culture

    Happy Birthday Alasdair Gray

    Dear Alasdair Have a great 77th birthday.. And thank you for everything from Lanark (which in 1982 changed my life and showed me what great […]

    Kevin Williamson 28th Dec'11 7
  • Anti-Capitalism

    Infinitely Demanding

    …we are entering into a period of increasingly massive social dislocations and disorder which harbors within it countless risks, defeats, dangers, false dawns and fake […]

    15th Dec'11 1
  • Alex Salmond

    Dave’s Big Adventure

    This is a terrible decision for Britain but potentially good news for Scottish independence. A reconstituted eurozone could offer a safe haven from the crazies […]

    Mike Small 10th Dec'11 29
  • Arts & Culture

    Keep Scotland in Britain

    This from the Evening NEWS. A CROSS-PARTY “Keep Scotland in Britain” campaign is expected to be launched in the new year to counter the SNP’s […]

    Mike Small 7th Dec'11 19
  • Arts & Culture

    Do Words Have Voices?

    Huge hearty Bellalicious congratulations to Martin Boyce for winning the Turner Prize 2011 with his wonderful spooky installations. This completes a hat-trick for Scotland, following […]

    Mike Small 6th Dec'11 0
  • Arts & Culture

    Food, Fairness and the Fife Diet

    In ‘The Great Tablecloth’, the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda conjures for us the sensual pleasures of the plate – “In the blue hour of eating, […]

    Dougie Strang 6th Dec'11 1
  • Anarchism

    No Surprises

      “In regard to propaganda the early advocates of universal literacy and a free press envisaged only two possibilities: the propaganda might be true, or […]

    Michael Greenwell 1st Dec'11 23
  • Anti-Capitalism

    Revolutions in Reverse

    Essays on Politics, Violence, Art, and Imagination Capitalism as we know it appears to be coming apart. But as financial institutions stagger and crumble, there […]

    Mike Small 4th Nov'11 0
  • Arts & Culture

    No More Bling on the Bone

    Opening Kandinsky in Govan: Art, Spirituality, and the Future, at the Pearce Institute, curator Alastair McIntosh cited Damien Hirst’s piece ‘For the Love of God’ […]

    Dougie Strang 30th Oct'11 3
  • Anti-Capitalism

    Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?

      The distinctly un-Christian attempts to evict the Occupy London Stock Exchange protesters from outside St Paul’s Cathedral have been an eye-opener, revealing ungodly facets […]

    Kevin Williamson 27th Oct'11 6
  • Arts & Culture

    Kandinsky in Govan

    Wassily Kandinsky (1866 – 1944) was a Russian painter, printmaker and art theorist, so what’s he doing in Govan? Alastair McIntosh, the organiser of the […]

    Mike Small 18th Oct'11 4
  • Anti-Capitalism

    Us Unemployed Expendable Youth

    And there are those that say we should stop talking about Thatcher…

    Fiona MacInnes 16th Oct'11 6

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