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Edinburgh Zoo’s pandas will meet again today as their keepers look to take advantage of the short window in which the giant bears can concieve.
The book is one of strangest page-turners to enter mass public consciousness, featuring torture, rape, Swedish Nazis and lashings of political intrigue. So, how was The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’s journey to Hollywood? Alistair Harkness meets the director and cast to find out
From the Fence Collective to the Phantom Band, Scotland’s indie musicians are getting all festive this month...
IT MAY not have been the definitive poll-of-polls, where not being quoted was akin to death, but I still have the job of informing Bobby Gillespie that Primal Scream didn’t make the cut for Scotland’s Greatest Album, as decreed by STV.
IT'S six years since Jamie Oliver launched his campaign to rid our school dinner halls of Turkey Twizzlers, cheap burgers and greasy chips. But while the Naked Chef may be seen as a figurehead for the healthy eating movement, there are hundreds – probably thousands – of people on the front line quietly fighting to bring nutritious, balanced meals to schools.
As GK Chesterton noted, “No man knows he is young while he is young.” There’s nought so serious as a determined youth, and actor Douglas Booth, aged 19, is that. He tells me he’ll only take a job “if it is going to be a blessing”, and seems so afraid of causing offence that if he expresses a liking for coffee, he hurriedly makes the case for tea, to even things out.
The work of Skye producer Christopher Young has had an unexpected boost from four hapless English lads
After his Glenmorangie Annual Lecture, Andy Goldsworthy talks about how the seasons shape his work, and why he is still ‘leaping around’ at 56
As he prepares to give the Glenmorangie Annual Lecture, Andy Goldsworthy talks about how the seasons shape his work, and why he is still ‘leaping around’ at 56
Clare Grogan makes her panto debut this week, and is taking a few tips from co-star Karen Dunbar. Mark Fisher meets them backstage
As a boy, Robert Webb was an avid fan of Blackadder. This Christmas, the classic comedy’s cast will be his supporting players in a Charles Dickens spoof
Having broken new ground in movie animation with his role as Genie in Aladdin, Robin Williams was happy to riff again with the cast of Happy Feet
WITH a growing number of chi-chi little delicatessens on local street corners, most Scots are no longer strangers to continental charcuterie such as chorizo, salami and bresaola. But made with venison?
Anthony Bourdain admits that, now in his 50s, he’s enjoying a second childhood after wasting his first. But don’t be fooled into thinking the Kitchen Confidential author is just ‘the food guy’. He’s sharp as a Sabatier
When Imelda May started recording her music after years of playing live, she brought the hotch-potch of styles that she loved into the studio. The one that attracted the most attention was rockabilly – slap bass, wailing guitar and that driving drum beat that makes you want to dance.
New manager has not been slow to make his presence felt since arriving in Perth
Erstwhile UK cinema golden boy Terence Davies is back and as always, has plenty to say. Alistair Harkness meets him