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Review: Moonglow by Michael Chabon Rating 95%

Review: Moonglow by Michael Chabon

In an age of fake news, ‘alternative facts’ and political entrenchment, Michael Chabon’s quasi-biography is a welcome invitation to question the boundaries of truth and fiction. Ostensibly a biography of Chabon’s grandfather, who, just days before his death, tells his life story to his grandson, Moonglow becomes a peon to fiction itself, to the power of storytelling and memory. 

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Novella: We’re getting itchy feet.

Novella have a new guitar-pop album out, Change of State, which was recorded in the Victorian bedroom studio of James Hoare (Ultimate Painting, Veronica Falls) on an old 1960’s 8-track. With the album out last week and a gig on the horizon at Glasgow's Hug and Pint, Hollie, Sophy, Sukie and Iain spoke with The Fountain about their name, the timings of their new album and their songwriting process.

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Review: Moonglow by Michael Chabon Rating 95%

Review: Moonglow by Michael Chabon

In an age of fake news, ‘alternative facts’ and political entrenchment, Michael Chabon’s quasi-biography is a welcome invitation to question the boundaries of truth and fiction. Ostensibly a biography of Chabon’s grandfather, who, just days before his death, tells his life story to his grandson, Moonglow becomes a peon to fiction itself, to the power of storytelling and memory. 

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Review: Band of Horses & Israel Nash Rating 70%

Review: Band of Horses & Israel Nash

Relationship tip: find someone who looks at you the way a Band of Horses fan looks at Ben Bridwell. Or vice versa, for that matter. When the group posted their handcrafted set list on Twitter, followers were quick to notice that they'd gone through their last Glasgow show - from back in November 2012 - and purposefully avoided overlaps. If you're going to love a band, why not pick one that loves you back?

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Review: The Good Postman, Glasgow Film Festival Rating 90%

Review: The Good Postman, Glasgow Film Festival

The village of Great Dervent sits precisely on the border between Bulgaria and Turkey. It has stood during the fall of the Ottoman Empire and has been subject to much change due to its strategic location. Now it sees new faces, those fleeing from Syria as well as Iraq and Afghanistan. Border patrols are not enough to stop everyone who comes through hoping to make it to the Bulgarian capital of Sofia and beyond. Ivan Fransunov, the postman of the village, is running for mayor and intends to welcome the refugees in order to bring life back to his home. With just forty-six eligible voters, every person counts. His competition includes the incumbent mayor Vesa (who in her mid-40s is considered by many to be far too young to govern) and a fiery frenemy who seeks the reinstatement of communism whilst wholeheartedly rejecting taking in immigrants and refugees.

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