Brainstorm: Inside the Intimate World of House Gigs

With artists and music lovers seeking a more intimate way to enjoy live music, the concept of gigging in someone's living room is becoming increasingly more popular. We explored the intimate world of house gigs for ourselves. Check out Howie … [Read more...]

Brainstorm: The New Sonic Architect

For years David Oliver has been exploring the infinite scope of effects pedals in creating ambient soundscapes. Performing as Sleet Walls, Oliver strays away from the conventions of traditional songwriting; shifting focus more toward texture and mood … [Read more...]

Watch: Councillor Richard Lewis discusses the Capitals new Culture Fund

A new £45,000 fund has been created to support Edinburgh-based artists as part of the city's new culture plan. Convener of the culture and sport committee, Richard Lewis explained more about the fund and the benefits it may reap. … [Read more...]

Reviewed: T2 Trainspotting

Following the world premiere of the highly anticipated T2, our resident film critic Douglas Greenwood gives us the low-down.   T2 Trainspotting is in cinemas January 27th. … [Read more...]

A Q&A with Scottish Slam Poetry Champion, Iona Lee

With Burns night fast approaching, we prepare to celebrate one of the country's most revered poets and historical figures. Burns' influence continues to permeate the poetry scene, but today Scotland is home to a new array of wordsmiths and mavericks. … [Read more...]

An afternoon with Wise-L Leathermonk

Celtic connoisseurs can get their aesthetic and audio fix in abundance from the likes of Wise-L Leathermonk. We spent a windy afternoon up a hill with the poet and ukulele bard to learn a little more about one of Edinburgh's most colourful and … [Read more...]

Serial killer Stephen Port found guilty of date rape murders of three men

Serial killer Stephen Port has been found guilty of the murders of three young gay men. The 41 year old chef gave his victims lethal doses of date rape drug GHB and raped them while they were unconscious before leaving their bodies near a graveyard … [Read more...]

The life of a musician in Scotland’s capital

Paul Montague is just one of many who roam Edinburgh’s streets, guitar in hand, ready to sing for their supper. Whilst the creative arts are all too often regarded as nothing more than recreational pleasures, the city is home to a selection of … [Read more...]

Several dead and over 50 injured in Croydon tram accident

Several people have died after a tram derailed in Croydon. More than 50 have been injured whilst 2 remain trapped. The accident involving a two car vehicle happened in Addiscombe Road in Sandiland near Croydon, just after 6am this … [Read more...]

California votes to legalize recreational use of marijuana

Three states look set to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes following polls on Tuesday. California, Nevada and Massachusetts voted to approve Proposition 64 which will allow the possession, purchase and use of the drug for those aged 21 … [Read more...]