Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975): The Spiritual and Physical Horror of Totalitarianism: film review

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975): The Spiritual and Physical Horror of Totalitarianism: film review

  Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom) (1975) by Pier Paolo Pasolini remains one of the most twisted and deranged films I have ever seen. The story follows a group of fascists in WWII Italy who capture a group of teenage boys and girls; they take their captives to a mansion in […]

‘Breath of Air’ by Victoria Walsh

‘Breath of Air’ by Victoria Walsh

We’re delighted to have another great short story to read from one of our regular writers, Victoria Walsh. Breath of Air explores the contrast between the confinement of being inside and the luxurious freedom that comes from being outside. Walsh’s insight allows us to understand that this short story is more than a piece on our constant desire to ‘go outside’ and […]

Travel Adventures: Tastebud Travels in Glasgow

Travel Adventures: Tastebud Travels in Glasgow

Samantha Emily Evans misses the cosmopolitan dining experience in her hometown Los Angeles, and thus, she attempts to travel the world by restaurants in Glasgow.    While St. Andrews does have some really good paninis, soup, and Italian food, I really miss the cosmopolitan dining style – traveling the world on my tastebuds. So, I decided to go to the […]

‘A moment’ by Cameron Evans

‘A moment’ by Cameron Evans

Cameron Evans’s A moment is haunting in its subject matter and language. Perhaps one to read for the upcoming Halloween celebrations this Friday…   A moment  When the last vespers of the night Have retired Or are assuming each other I sometimes stay, watching Loafe, and sing myself.   You, in your cups,  Seek passion and blood Like the gladiators of old O, and the sin of the flesh!   That I am in my cups too, is true I do not deny it, I hold out for you My blood-stained hands   But I too forget Words said a while ago And to see him again In the drunken haze.     Cameron Evans 

Workshop Review: Literary Society’s ‘Female Victorian Writers’ review

Workshop Review: Literary Society’s ‘Female Victorian Writers’ review

  For the Literary Society’s second event of the year, Susan Garrard led a workshop on Female Victorian Writers. Susan is a PhD student here at St Andrews – some of you may be in her tutorials! While the Victorians may be known for being conservative and closed off, Susan definitely was not, and her vision of the Victorians was […]

Travel Adventures: Don’t Take Selfies in Bolivia

Travel Adventures: Don’t Take Selfies in Bolivia

Joe Viner on his gap year traveled all over Latin America to find himself. After traveling to Argentina, he decides to explore Bolivia, and finds that it is a lot more friendly than he expected it to be, and yet, not.    In 2007, CNN ranked Bolivia number one on its list ‘World’s Unfriendliest Nations For Tourists’ and, honestly, I’m not surprised. […]

Run Away Thoughts: For Connor

Run Away Thoughts: For Connor

  In wake of a recent personal tragedy, Jessica Yin reflects on how we should appreciate the present as more than just a harbinger of the future.    by Miroslav Petrasko No. It was the only thing I could feel as the world rushed on around me like fast-flowing traffic while I stood still in the chaos thinking with childlike defiance: no. Knowing […]

The Princess and the Frog: a hop in the right direction?

The Princess and the Frog: a hop in the right direction?

    The Princess and the Frog (2009) somehow escaped my attention, which isn’t hard, considering Disney films never catch my eye. However, after my previous investigation into sexism around Disney princesses it seemed like a good time to take the plunge, risk my sanity and subject myself to another Disney movie. The opening song banging on about wishes and […]

To Prove a Villain – Chapter 3

To Prove a Villain – Chapter 3

  Catriona Scott sends us the third installment of her ongoing serial To Prove a Villain.    Dramatis Personae Richard Plantagenet – Comptroller of New York City. Edward Plantagenet – His brother, Mayor of New York. Elizabeth Plantagenet – Edward’s wife. Harriet Stafford – Speaker of the New York City Council and confidante to Richard. Katherine Woodville – Elizabeth’s sister and […]

‘Gone Girl’ (2014) and a Social Critique of Contemporary Cinema and Modern Film Criticism

‘Gone Girl’ (2014) and a Social Critique of Contemporary Cinema and Modern Film Criticism

    I had invariably mixed feelings walking out of David Fincher’s Gone Girl. The first part of the film plays out like a neo-noir thriller, carefully interplaying between elements of melodrama and the traits of investigative 40′s Hollywood film-noirs. Ben Affleck gives what I can safely say is one of his best and most committed performances to date, delicately […]

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on October 31, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Creative Writing, Poetry

‘Hide and Seek’ by Emily Oldfield

We have another new submission this week from Emily Oldfield. Her poem Hide and Seek is a disturbing insight into the child which lurks inside the speaker and, perhaps, inside of all of us. Emily’s poem is refreshing in its unique form, which creates a jarring effect, and it is clear that Oldfield understands how to use form as a way of […]

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on October 31, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Food

Cocktail of the Week: The S’more or Less

                         This peculiarly delicious cocktail certainly looks unconventional, but through some alcoholic wizardry, it tastes like toasted marshmallow with melted chocolate and graham crackers. It’s stronger than you might expect, so be careful because it’s deceptively delicious. I personally use almond milk in the recipe instead of whole milk, but […]

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on October 31, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Culture, Film

Film Review: Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

  Woody Allen’s newest film, Magic in the Moonlight, follows an illusionist, Stanley Crawford (Colin Firth) as he tries to unmask an alleged psychic, Sophie Baker (Emma Stone), as a fraud. Stanley works under the alias Wei Ling Soo. Following one of his performances, his friend Howard Burkan asks for his help in uncovering a potential fraud. Sophie has been […]

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on October 31, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Creative Writing, Poetry

’22.2.13′ by Cameron Evans

The Tribe is always delighted to receive poetry, especially when it’s BRAND NEW. This week, we have three poetry submissions from Cameron Evans. Check out the rest of Cameron’s poetry this week and get inspired. Send your submissions to creativewriting@thetribeonline.com   22.2.13 Though gone in breath And still in death Your fading smile for now lives on Though wasting eyes and cold your thighs In me you still survive and thrive   Though felled the tree,  Though gone the bough Though ne’er you’ll see Aileen enow   I love you still And will until I join you there In dirt and air. Cameron […]

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on October 31, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Food

Fine Food & Dining Society Cooking Class Review: Disney-Inspired Dishes

  After the plethora of Fine Food and Dining classes I had been to, I was particularly looking forward to this one. As a self-proclaimed Disney nerd, I was eager to see what sort of dishes the Fine Food & Dining Society had managed to tie in with these much-beloved films. Unfortunately at the beginning of the class we did […]

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on October 31, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Culture, Film

Film Review: Boyhood (2014)

    Following the life of a young boy from 2002-2014, Boyhood (2014) tells the story of Mason (Ellar Coltran) as he grows from a six-year-old boy quarreling with his sister Samantha (Lorelei Linklater) to an eighteen-year-old man about to embark on his college career. Mason’s upbringing is filled with many tribulations, as is evident from the beginning of the […]

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on October 31, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Books, Culture

Book of The Week: ‘The Child Thief’ by Gerald Brom

    For Halloween, this week’s book of the week is story that gives you goose bumps. Brom’s The Child Thief is indeed a creepy retelling of the story Peter Pan – and what is a better read for Halloween than a twisted fairy tale? ‘Ancient magics combine with feral logic to culminate in Brom’s The Child Thief. A retelling […]

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on October 31, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Food, On the Road

Dubrovnik, Croatia: 2 Days, 2 Dinners

Imogen Marshaal, a second year St Andrean who loves writing and traveling, shares two foodie finds if you’ve only got two days in Dubrovnik, Croatia.    Dubrovnik, for all its beauty, can be somewhat foreboding to a student, as it has a reputation for high prices. Consequently, eating out is not always something to jump into. However, after a hard day kayaking or […]

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on October 31, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Culture, Theatre

‘Bear Hug’: An Interview with RG Mackenzie

    Carla Van Der Sluijs talks to playwright and director RG Mackenzie about his newest play, ‘Bear Hug’, which goes up in the Barron Theatre 31st October and 1st November.    What initially made you want to approach this play? St Andrews has, from the time I arrived, a very impressive tradition of gay plays. I don’t know why […]

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on October 31, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Perspective

A Voice (Or Two) For The Defenceless

   by World Bank Photo Collection   It is a good day when champions of human rights are recognised for their efforts. Friday October 10th was one such day, when Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi were awarded the Noble Peace Prize. They edged out esteemed fellow nominees like Pope Francis, Jose Mujica… and Vladimir Putin!?  So why were Malala and Kailash given […]

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