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Trainspotting with Johnny Russell

With his ever growing hair & beard, increasing array of tattoos and fundamental Scottishness, my brother commented after the Brighton game that “Johnny Russell looks more like a character from an Irvine Welsh film (or book) every time I see him.” 193 more words

Derby County

E - Edinburgh

Edinburgh will stay the same though, whatever happens. It’ll always be full of yahs and landlords running the show – and at the other end of the scale there’s the schemies and the neds. 232 more words

A Review of Irvine Welsh's 'The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins'

This is my first foray into the surreal world of Irvine Welsh, mostly because I struggle, immensely, with anything written in a Scottish vernacular. I can’t say that I was either in awe or disappointed by The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins, although deeply aggressive from the very start it never really went too far, hence no wow factor for me. 247 more words

Book Review

Pushing Boundaries: Transgressive Fiction

via Platform Magazine

“Transgressive Fiction is probably oldest and most critically acclaimed genres of novels to have ever developed. In fact, the only Ancient-Roman novel in Latin to survive in its entirety, … 231 more words


Filth Duologue

An amazing scene and a truly fantastic performance from James McAvoy. An absolutely stunning performance and quite an emotional scene.

Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy) a detective in Edinburgh and a scheming, manipulative, misanthropic man who spends his time indulging in drugs, alcohol and sexually abusive relationships. 564 more words

Movie Clips

Tequila Suicide, ovvero perchè investire ancora nelle giovani promesse.

In uno strano periodo legato alla mia adolescenza, sentii dire da uno dei pilastri artistico-culturali di mio padre che “I giovani sono solo rami secchi che vanno potati ed estirpati. 281 more words

All roads lead back to the Independence debate

by Irvine Welsh

Scottish Independence, as an ongoing process, has never been about an event such as an election or a referendum. This is what makes it so frustrating for it’s opponents; it’s a conscious set of political steps, yes, but fuelled by a movement of historical forces, which have their roots in the decline of imperialism, post-industrialism, and the aspiration towards democracy. 2,349 more words


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