Contents 5 19 NOVEMBER

Around Town

Chris Packham Fall of the Berlin Wall talk Sushi making

Cover story: Christmas Guide We couldn’t hold back any longer. Hallowe’en is in the rear view mirror, which means it is officially OK to start thinking Christmassy thoughts. But what shows to see? What gifts to buy? Where to have your work night out? Consult our handy guide for the low-down. Features 22 Natura Morte Expect the unexpected from the Arches latest theatre work; a collaboration with two brave, bizarre and dazzling German and Russian companies. Kelly Apter finds out more.


Visual Art Classified

26 Michael Haneke Kaleem Aftab talks with the Austrian director of Hiddenon the release of his latest movie, The White Ribbon. Offers

Regulars 2 First Word The Mighty Boosh’s Noel Fielding has a bash at our fortnightly Q&A. 7 Noticeboard More line-up news for Hogmanay, plus the Tron’s new theatre writing competition.

13 Live it Get Stuffed: The National Gallery of Scotland’s new restaurant Spend It: DJ Hero: where DJing and video gaming collide

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Books Clubs

Comedy Film



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James Ellroy Attica Locke Sue Townsend Ryan David Jahn Anne Rice

Faithless Stenchman Debt Collector Trus’Me

Jason Cook Eddie Izzard

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The Men Who Stare at Goats Taking Woodstock Bright Star Cold Souls The White Ribbon DVDs

The Weatherman


DVD round-up Events

The Flaming Lips Mark Eitzel The Webb Family Empirical Ross McIntosh Bronto Skylift Keser Records Jazz & Folk Classical

Traverse Autumn Festival Autobahn Plan B Richard Alston Mark Morris Othello

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The End of the Line 88

Running Time Lara Favaretto New Work Scotland

Recruitment Courses and tuition I Saw You How did you get that job? Property

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