Yasmin Sulaiman

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The 2015 SAY Award longlist features Belle and Sebastian, Paolo Nutini and Honeyblood

23 Apr 2015

20-strong Scottish Album of the Year longlist will be available to stream from Mon 27 Apr

The longlist for this year’s Scottish Album of the Year Award has been announced. The 2014 SAY Award was won by Young Fathers for Tape Two; the group later went on to win the Mercury Prize for DEAD, which is longlisted this year, alongside …

Brian Cox and Bill Paterson return to Lyceum for 50th anniversary season

14 Apr 2015

Waiting for Godot opens 2015-16 programme, followed by Tipping the Velvet

Edinburgh’s Lyceum Theatre Company celebrates its 50th anniversary this year – and to mark the occasion, their 2015-16 season is welcoming back two familiar faces: Brian Cox and Bill Paterson. Cox (Rushmore, Zodiac, Bob Servant) and Paterson (Truly…

The Hot 100 2014: 70-61

11 Dec 2014

Counterflows, Glasgay and Daniel Sloss among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2014

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

Interview: Kirsty Logan, ‘My childhood was very rich in stories’

9 Apr 2015

The List’s ex-books editor chats about her debut novel, The Gracekeepers

Last year, ex-List books editor Kirsty Logan’s first short story collection, The Rental Heart and other Fairytales, came out to critical acclaim. May sees the release of her first novel, The Gracekeepers. It follows North, a performer in a circus that…

Interview: Force Majeure director Ruben Östlund – ‘Sometimes we’d rather die than lose our identity’

31 Mar 2015

The Swedish director talks to us about YouTube, the ‘worst man cry’ and survival instincts

If you’ve seen the YouTube video of Ruben Östlund’s reaction when his latest film wasn’t nominated for a Best Foreign Film Oscar, you’ll go some way towards understanding the offbeat humour of said film, Force Majeure. In the video, the Swedish…

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The New Girlfriend

20 Feb 20152 stars

Glasgow Film Festival: Jumbled, Ruth Rendell-inspired drama from François Ozon

François Ozon’s latest feature takes Ruth Rendell’s short story, 'The New Girlfriend', as its jumping-off point. But fans of Rendell’s gripping thrillers won’t find much stylistic likeness in this plodding drama, which is buoyed by its…

The Hot 100 2014: 50-41

11 Dec 2014

Braw Gigs, Rally & Broad and John Byrne among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2014

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

The Hot 100 2014: 20-11

11 Dec 2014

Summerhall, Ilan Volkov and Green Door Studios among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

I Used to Live Here

30 Mar 20154 stars

Frank Berry's riveting drama explores the effect of suicide on a Dublin community

Previously lauded for his documentary Ballymun Lullaby, Frank Berry initially intended to make I Used to Live Here as a non-fiction film. In choosing to not do so, the writer-director has achieved a rare feat: his first narrative feature is both an…

The Hot 100 2014: 60-51

11 Dec 2014

The Glad Café, David Mackenzie and Still Game among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2014

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

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The Hot 100 2014: 40-31

11 Dec 2014

The Twilight Sad, Drygate and The Scottish Ensemble among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

The Hot 100 2014: 30-21

11 Dec 2014

Karen Gillan, Paolo Nutini and Rose Leslie among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2014

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

Interview: Alan Cumming discusses his new book Not My Father's Son

7 Nov 2014

'I think this is a certain example of truth being stranger than fiction'

‘I think it’s a sad, sad thing that we tend to remember bad things more clearly than we do good things. But actually that’s quite helpful in this case,’ laughs Alan Cumming. The actor and entertainer has just released his new book, Not My Father’s Son…

A guide to the best tabletop games

29 Oct 2014

Featuring Settlers of Catan, Fluxx, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride and Forbidden Island

Settlers of Catan (Kosmos, 1995) In a nutshell One of the best-selling tabletop games of all time. Designed for three to four people, each player represents settlers founding a new colony on the island of Catan. How to play The board is made up of…

Top 10 Edinburgh Science Festival Events for 2015

26 Mar 2015

A selection of hot Edinburgh International Science Festival events for the grown-ups

Calling all grown-ups: get stuck into the Science Festival’s children’s activities for one night only. Roll up your sleeves and dive into the Blood Bar and ER.

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The best Edinburgh Science Festival arts and culture events

26 Mar 2015

From drone orchestras to geek songs, we’ve picked our top tips for this year's science fest

The white coats are let out for the day to hop on their bikes as part of Edinburgh International Science Festival’s Street Science team. Engaging with audiences across the city, the aim is to shake up science, blow off the cobwebs and prove that it’s…

Broadchurch finale ties up loose ends, as series three is announced

24 Feb 20152 stars

Olivia Coleman and David Tennant's chemistry carried along a disappointing second series

Cast your mind back to 2013 when ITV’s Broadchurch and BBC’s The Fall were being heralded as milestones in British television thrillers. Seems like a long time ago, right? The second series of Broadchurch, which concluded last night, didn’t drop the…

Etta and Otto and Russell and James – Emma Hooper

3 Feb 20153 stars

An endearing, if overly-familiar, debut novel featuring some loveable characters

Parts of Emma Hooper’s debut read like Wes Anderson adapting a Cormac McCarthy novel. She captures the dusty, empty fields of Saskatchewan with the similar staccato rhythm of the All the Pretty Horses author, while imbuing this sweet story – in which 82…

Q&A: Peter May, author of Runaway and The Lewis Trilogy

19 Jan 2015

The writer tells us all about the real-life inspiration behind his new novel

Peter May is an award-winning crime author, and a former writer for classic soap opera Take the High Road. His latest standalone novel, Runaway, swivels between 1965 – when Jack and his band leave Glasgow to make it big in London – and 2015, when they…

The Hot 100 2014: 100-91

11 Dec 2014

Sophia George, Richard Youngs and Carina Contini among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

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The Hot 100 2014: 90-81

11 Dec 2014

Hanna Tuulikki, Vanishing Point and Bloody Scotland among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

The Hot 100 2014: 80-71

11 Dec 2014

Chvrches, Comar and Claire Cunningham among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2014

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

The Hot 100 2014: 10-2

11 Dec 2014

Rachel Maclean, Young Fathers and National Collective among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

Festive Screenings

5 Dec 2014

Christmas film screenings including Frozen, It's a Wonderful Life, Black Christmas, Die Hard and Elf

We’re pretty sure that, however many times you’ve been asked in the last 12 months, many of you really don’t want to build a snowman. But for those of you that haven’t quite had your fill of Frozen, there are plenty of singalong screenings of the…

The Soil – Summerhall, Edinburgh, Thu 6 Nov

7 Nov 20144 stars

South African trio put on stellar performance of unique township soul

Since their hit Fringe run in 2013, the Soil are no strangers to Scottish music-lovers. Tonight, preceded by lovely support from Zimbabwean acoustic duo Rise, they envelop Summerhall’s chilly, austere dissection room with a bewitching blend of soaring…