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Take me to the river:

Vashti Bunyan fled the 1960s music business to roam Britain on a horse and cart, leaving behind an album of such intense beauty that it became an international cult hit 30 years later. Sylvia Patterson welcomes back folk’s most talented absentee

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Redoubtable:

Godard’s haters rub it in and run away, writes Victor Eaves

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The glamour chase:

Sifting through a new history of the Hollywood blacklists Kenneth Wright recalls a time of violence and treachery with unintended lessons for today’s film makers

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Art
The Quiet in the Land:

Photographer Jane Flynn provides a fascinating insight into the lives of the Mennonites of Southern Illinois

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Books
Mark Ellen
The Zelig of pop:

Alistair Braidwood enjoys exquisite storytelling from a self-effacing writer who covered every major music event of the last 40 years

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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
Sing Street:

John Carney’s feelgood tale of an ’80s Dublin school band is note perfect, writes Nathanael Smith

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Ideas
A beast in view:

Chris Harvie implores sleepy Scotland to wake up and grasp every opportunity

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Music
Denise Johnson:

Ahead of two Scottish dates, velvet-voiced soul singer Denise Johnson talks to Neil Coooper about her new album of acoustic covers of Manchester bands

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New Fiction
Photo by Stewart Bremner
The black bough:

A short story of lust and longing in the Old Town, by Lisa Locascio

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Poetry
The coming of the Techni-Quarks:

A new poem by Stuart A. Paterson

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