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High Hedges by Malcy Duff:

Reader, you are invited to a place which welcomes no visitors. Bring your own community spirit.

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All of this and nothing:

As the veteran post-punks embark on tour, Sarah Busby celebrates the seditious invention of the Furs’ early work

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Hope and despair:

The highly lauded Nell Zink is one of many US writers considering the challenges of activism today, but her work lacks one vital element, writes Sibylla Kalid

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Siobhan Reardon on 50 years of Amnesty International

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Alistair Braidwood talks to Viv Albertine, legendary guitarist with pioneering all-girl group the Slits.

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A new short story by Heather Pearson

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I Have Fallen In Love With The Forth Bridge:

A poem by Keith Armstrong

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