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Cover story: Emily Blunt

Last seen as the frosty, snooty one in The Devil Wears Prada, the enigmatic English actress's career is taking a steep upwards turn, starting with her lead role in The Young Victoria. Miles Fielder chats with her about gueenly behaviour, Golden Globe awards and lucky breaks. See page 18.

Features 16 Aye Write! Why let truth stand in the way of a good story? As the Glasgow literature

festival arrives for its fourth annual run, including an appearance from ‘liar-

author' James Frey, Rodge Glass examines the often tenuous link between fact and fiction.

22 Magners Glasgow International Comedy Festival Turn that frown upside down with over two weeks of live stand-up from

Scotland and beyond. We round up the best gags, preview the hot acts, and

Claire Sawers gives ten reasons why we love Rob Brydon.


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A round-up of this summer's music festivals, updates from the world of Scottish cinema, and proposals to flatten the St James Centre.

10 Live it

Spend it: A look at the newly relocated Goodstead and Oddities streetwear boutiques

Get Stuffed: Eating out at Redwood and taste testing Scottish honey


International Women's Day

The Spirit Of the Story International Scottish Student Festival

Mari Stracnan

Toby Litt Joan Bakewell Stona Fitch Comics


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Alex Horne

Wendy Wason


Kubrick and Fassbinder


Flame and Citron Hush

Watchmen Wendy and Lucy Surveillance DVDs


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Lily Allen Jeffree Star Doves

The Red Well Niki King Records Jazz & Folk Classical


Edward Gant's Amazing Feats . . .

Frida: Viva La Vida

Anna Krzystek


The Mystery of Irma Vep Northern Ballet Theatre

Artist Rooms

Visual Art Graham Faqen

Alex Pollard and Clare Stephenson Jimmy Robert Sebastian Buerkner


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