THURSDAY 25 Zadie Smith On its

publication last year, White Teeth gained plaudits galore from the likes of Salman Rushdie and Meera Syal. Forget the hype though, this sprawling tale of a North London community’s colliding cultures IS a gem. See review, page 94. Hamish Hamilton.

FRIDAY 26 Pressure The revamped Arches launches its first club night of the year with the Slam boys being joined by Derrick Carter and Andrew Weatherall. Arches, Glasgow. SATURDAY 27 Celtic Connections The final weekend promises everything from rough and ready trad with The Dubliners, virtuoso Basque accordion from Kepa Junkera and more Cajun experiments concocted by Sean Ardoin and Zydecool. See feature,

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Grandaddy's hobnobbin'

We love to imagine that celebs all hang out together. And hang out they do. But not always in the luxunous environs you'd imagine. Band of the moment, the less than glamorous Grandaddy, have got themselves a green room full of new famous admirers. Here we find Kate Moss and Liv Tyler congratulating the band's Jason Lytle on a top London gig which was also enjoyed by one David Bowie. Grandaddy play QMU, Glasgow, Sunday 28 January. A single 'The Crystal Lake’ is out

on Monday 29 January on V2. See preview page 42.

Weisz stars

Rachel Weisz is back in Edinburgh - after bringing her Cambridge postgraduate theatre troupe up to the Fringe several years ago with her latest film Beautiful Creatures (see film review). The Glasgow- set dark thriller from the pen of Edinburgh’s Simon Donald produced by Andrew Macdonald's DNA Films, is the first of three forthcoming high profile films starring Weisz: she also takes the romantic lead in both The Mummy Returns and the World War ll blockbuster Enemy At The Gates.

page 24. Various venues, Glasgow SUNDAY 28 Grandaddy Acclaimed album The Sophtware Slump is all the eVidence you need to know that Grandaddy have got a whole bunch of ideas hidden in that collective morass of facial hair. See preview, page 42. QMU, Glasgow.

MONDAY 29 Stanley Kubrick We all know him as the legendary filmmaker of 2007 and Dr Strange/ove but the boy from the Bronx first got behind a camera as a seventeen-year-old snapper for Look magazine. Inverleith House has over 100 snapshots of life in post-war USA. See feature, page 8.

Inverleith House, Edinburgh. TUESDAY 30 The Insider Russell Crowe may have been nominated

Rankin. Wed 31

Web team dreams on the telly

Have you heard the one about the Londoner, the Geordie and the Irishman? Probably not. But such a diverse trio make up Fluid 437, a Glasgow-based graphic and website design agency which is making its telly debut in Dream Lives (BBC 1, Wed 24 Jan, 7pm). The programme looks at how modern technology improves people’s lives and follows Pieter, Carl and Ronan’s attempts to create a website for Mo’s 24-hour store in Finnieston.

for an Oscar but it’s Al PaCino who comes up trumps with a blistering performance in Michael Mann‘s stirring expose of baccy big busmess See reView, page 102. Buena Vista. WEDNESDAY 31 Rankin The art school vvideboy turned star snapper extraordinaire returns to his birthplace for his debut Scottish exhibition, Ce/eBritation. Street Level, Glasgow. THURSDAY 1 Hector Macdonald For those of you hankering for a debut novel to rival the Cult status of The Beach, this may well be it. A paradiSical desert island eXistence where all is not what it seems? You got it. In buckets and spades. See review, page 94. Michael Joseph.

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