Bay and reality TV could be an explosive mix

It is a marriage where sparks will fly. Probably some detonating C4, too, with an overturned exploding oil tanker thrown in for added pyrotechnics....

Art and science in harmony at Edinburgh’s spring-time festival

It might appear contrary, even churlish, to focus on the arts’ role in the Edinburgh International Science Festival – they’re hardly neglected elsewhere in...

A minor misdemeanour – Woody Allen picks favourites

Here’s an idea to re-energise music journalism in its current form. The hack is allowed to set about any band with an electric cattle...

Preview: The Boswell Book Festival

JOHN SESSIONS stars in A Life in music: ‘Desert Island Discs’ with a Difference by Carol Carr The Boswell Book Festival - the world's only festival of...

Why pop stars are proving a score draw at the movies

Making a movie? Swithering over the soundtrack but can’t afford Ennio Morricone and worried John Williams will only take Steven Spielberg’s calls? Nae bother. Pick...

Six reasons to buy Exile On Main Street twice

The sun is shining, festival season’s around the corner, Bob Dylan’s just had his birthday and there’s just been a brilliant album at No...

Rich List: Murray out of the premier league – but Rowling’s magic is still...

By Allan Laing Spare a sympathetic thought for Sir David Murray. His football club may have won the SPL title but his personal wealth has...
Tiswas: home of the Phantom Flan Flinger

Spitting, fighting, shooting, foam pies and other reasoned responses to critics

I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will...

There will be no bevvying: UCS work-in recalled in rarely seen films

By Chris Bartter Later this week, in the auditorium at Glasgow’s Mitchell Library, two films are being shown in the latest event to mark the...

The wondrous thread of Gerry Rafferty's career

Not many musicians provide a thread to link John Byrne of Tutti Frutti fame, Billy Connolly, John Peel, Lieber and Stoller, Quentin Tarantino, Bob...