Contents 23 JULY - 6 AUGUST

Around Town

Books Clubs

Comedy Film



Cover story: The new activism From the G20 protestors to back green co- operatives, it’s pretty clear that the age of political apathy has finally, thankfully, passed. In our five- page special we profile ‘the new activists’ media- savvy operators taking a stand over the issues that they believe in and present a hands-on guide to getting involved in everything from human rights activism to organic produce. Features 26 Antichrist Lars Von Trier’s latest film is his most controversial yet. Allan Hunter asks him why he’s still looking for a reaction


Visual Art Classified

28 Southern Fried As Perth prepares for the first Southern Fried festival, dedicated to Americana, Nicola Meighan asks why Scotland’s still crazy for a cowboy Offers

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Glasgow festivals

Ellen MacArthur The Gathering

Adam Thirlwell Magnus Mills Richard Asplin Liam McIlvanney Ariel Love

Wickerman clubbing 37

Shur-I-Khan Kapital Dollskabeat

Kevin Bridges £5 Fringe Comedy

Great fashion flicks

Coco Before Chanel Antichrist The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Shirin DVDs

Kids at GoMA Events

LGBT acts at the Fringe

Events Chic

Taking Back Sunday The Big Tent Festival Divorce Duran Duran Bronto Skylift Records Edinburgh Jazz Festival Jazz & Folk Classical

JM Barrie: Peter Pan Man Orphans White Tea Cooking With Elvis 50 Fringe shows for a fiver

Jupiter Artland Paul & Nusch Eluard Conversation Piece Fiona Watson

Recruitment I Saw You Property Dating Classified

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Regulars 2 First Word Sinne Eeg on the joys of Scandic Jazz and fish soup 7 Noticeboard Trongate 103 anounced and the List’s Festivals website launched

10 Live it Eat: Focus on tea shops Area Guide: Anna Millar surfs the style of the Merchant City

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