What do you if you’re an adult who wants to give gaming a try but has no idea where to start? Well, you begin here, of course.Read more "Agenre Provocateur: where to begin with gaming"
How many globally successful artists are out there pursuing truly subversive ideas? Kevin Sherry asks how fellow musicians can pay fitting tribute to the Thin White Duke.Read more "Are we betraying David Bowie’s legacy?"
In The Fight of Gordon’s Life, it seems motor neurone disease finds itself facing an opponent unafraid to square up and tackle the condition with bravery, dignity and relentless zeal.Read more "Gordon Aikman and MND: fight, and fight again, and keep fighting"
December brought not just gifts but two literary adaptations, with And Then There Were None triumphing with chilling suspense, repression and realistically tragic brutality – whereas Sherlock diluted its formidable power by venturing too far into the realms of fantasy.Read more "Conan Doyle vs Christie: Sherlock loses out in battle of BBC murder-mystery adaptations"
A year including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2, and Inside Out shows that female protagonists can be more original and compelling than their leaden male counterparts.Read more "Star Wars, Mad Max, Hunger Games, Inside Out: 2015’s true blockbusters were female-powered"
She was steadfast, stubborn, indomitable, unwavering, bullheaded, unyielding, determined to see things through to the last… Basically all aspects that Scots are supremely proud to claim as part of our national psyche when we present ourselves to the world at large.Read more "Margaret Thatcher possessed a Scottish spirit that would make William Wallace proud"