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Cover story: We love this city If there’s one thing that every issue of The List in our 25 year history has in common, it’s a deep and abiding passion for life in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Given the time of year, we’re feeling awfully sentimental about these old bricks, so we asked some well-known local faces, including Ewan Morrison, Frightened Rabbit and Ron Butlin, to write a little love letter to their city.

Features 24 Glasgow Film Festival We give you the low-down on which tickets to book now, and eyeball this year’s star, Cary Grant. 26 We Saw You Our I Saw You page has been helping you find love for 15 years now. We round up the best of the lust.

28 Hot Chip Claire Sawers meets the awesome über-geeks.

Regulars 7 Noticeboard Hinterland returns, and our new Channel Hopper column gets to grips with STV’s comedy schedule. 10 Live it Valentine’s Day Special: From aphrodisiac chocolates and hot- pink boxer shorts to the sexiest hotel breaks around, we’ve got the dreaded V-Day sorted for you.


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Around Town

National Library of Scotland 31

Mark Kermode Social Science

Books Clubs

Comedy Film




Visual Art Classified


Anna Politkovskaya 34

Henning Mankell Robin Robertson Natasha Walter Carry A Poem

Musika Taz Buckfaster Cheeba DJ Heather

Russell Kane Dave Gorman

Isherwood & cinema Astro Boy Invictus Youth in Revolt Battle for Terra Food, Inc. DVDs

Free events at Kelvingrove Other excellent Kids events

Club Gateways The best clubs, groups and events

King Tut’s turns 20 Vampire Weekend Yeasayer Erland & the Carnival Cobra Starship NME on tour Real Estate Records Jazz & Folk Classical



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Clutter Keeps Company Rambert Dance The Government Inspector Neil LaBute Trilogy The Ching Room/The Moira Monologues

Alexis Marguerite Teplin 88

Toby Paterson Darren Banks and Oonagh Hegarty Vivienne Edgar

Recruitment Toby Paterson Courses & Tuition I Saw You

Reader Offers

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Win Glasgow International Comedy Festival tickets Win a VIP trip to Taste of London

Win tickets to The List Surprise Film at Glasgow Film Festival

Win Beauty Queen of Leenane tickets 27

A bottle of Famous Grouse for the Letter of the Issue Subscriptions

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