Free, floating:

Glasgow-based artist and filmmaker Rachel Nolan uses photography to abstract the mundane.

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Was it Shakespeare or Dorothy Parker:

A poem by Ben Mitchell

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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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The Carry Out:

A short story by Carolyn Roberts

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A poem by Fiona Ritchie Walker

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World Book Trip:

If you could only recommend one novel from your country, which would it be? Ana Iliescu salutes Mircea Cartarescu’s Orbitor, a triumph of Romanian literature

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Wurl o’ Seamus:

A story by Shane Johnstone

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Another News Story:

A moving documentary turns the camera on itself to examine the relationship between corporate media and the human tragedy on which it feeds. By Tamara Abdi

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