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Issue 147

Cover Story

The man who drew everything

The extraordinary life of Tom Curr

Short Story

Red flags

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So you would think, you would think, I would be brilliant at noticing red flags, instead of going head first into them

The Power of Pimping

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Never averse to a spot of amateur self-analysis, Tom Wheeler explains why things have taken this turn

On the Loose

Where are the modern-day equivalents of Churchill, De Gaulle or Roosevelt, those prepared to plan for the decades to come?

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Ukraine, as an independent state will survive, but where will her settled borders lie?

The Leith Glutton

Fun, messy food hits the spot

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No point pretending it’s refined food, just filthy good gluttony, which I’m still thinking of a week later

Don’t take me to your leader…

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What is a leader? Is anyone in charge? If they are, does it make a blind bit of difference? Colin Montgomery chews it over

Deidre Brock

The Tories last prevailed in 1955

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We’re being held back by the UK’s hostile and restrictive immigration system

Muster Station: Leith

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The conductor Bruno
Walter, a refugee from the Anschluss in Austria in 1938, reunited with the Vienna Philharmonic at the inaugural festival in 1947

90% of Everything

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A Korean Second Officer I had never met before gave me a €50 note and asked me to bring him back Spam

Changes at City Chambers

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Cammy Day takes us inside the new administration

The Pink Flamingos of Baltimore

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Ken Wilson on John Waters and Baltimore, once described as the ‘bad taste capital of America’

The shape behind the curtain

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Our primary interest here is Windsor Street, which sits in the shadow of the spectral and imposing London Road Gardens

The Bow-Tows & Leith Hospital

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I chose Leith Hospital for my first job because of my affection for the place and the deep debt that I and all Newhaveners owed it