Art
Picture this:

Artist Calum Colvin on creative invention, what to say to painters when they pick on you, and how to glue a tortoise to an ironing board

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Books
No one is safe:

Lilly Markaki on Agamben’s timely warnings about state power and perpetual war

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Collaborations
Coastal Aerial View by Alison McGill, Oil and wax on board
The pipeline:

A short story by Frank Rennie, inspired by Alison McGill’s painting ‘Coastal Aerial View’.

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Film
The Gift:

Isao Takahata’s stunning fable The Tale of Princess Kaguya is unlike any other major studio animation, writes Nathanael Smith

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Ideas
All fall down:

George Osborne’s  budget measures will condemn more families to poverty and deprivation, writes Hannah McCulloch

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Music
Live review:

Very Cellular Songs – The Music of The Incredible String Band. Playhouse, Edinburgh. By Neil Cooper

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New Fiction
The Sugar Hotel:

A new short story by Amy Jardine

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Poetry
Burn:

A poem by Maxine Rose Munro

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