20 OCT–17 NOV YOU’VE GOT 29 DAYS TO LIVE!
It’s say hello, wave goodbye time this issue as we welcome a new section editor, and one of the magazine’s most outspoken and valued contributors moves on to pastures new. Lauren Mayberry is our recently instated Around Town editor. You can read her bonfire night round-up on page 43, and her Glasgay! interview with Amy Lamé on 77. Bowing out is Paul Dale, The List’s longstanding film
editor, whose opinionated and compelling film criticism has appeared on these pages for over a decade, serving to inform and entertain in equal measure. He’s a man who has only ever told it like is, and who frankly knows far too much about cinema. The magazine will miss him.
So it is that, with seasonal appropriateness, we’re
turning over a new leaf. Watch this space to see what exciting changes are in store.
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IIIIIIIIIIIII Hallowe’en Picture yourself on 31 October, stuck indoors, genuinely devastated to have not had so much as oneguiser chap at your door. Alternatively, escape all that with the assistance of our handy Hallowe’en hitlists, plus read hints from our guest contributors Bill Bailey, Patrick Wolf, Mr Scruff, Limmy and actress Kaya Scodelario, from ‘unlucky’ page 13.
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PASS THE SPOON David Shrigley’s food-themed opera is almost upon us. See what the man himself had to say about it. 43
BONFIRE NIGHT Grab your mittens, light a sparkler and lock the dog indoors – it’s time for some firey fun in your neighbourhood. 80
MUSIC FOR AIRPORTS John Foxx and Hamish Brown discuss Brian Eno’s seminal ambient album ahead of Glasgow’s Minimal Festival 2011.
2 First Word Rob Brydon talks steak, Springsteen and The Laughing Gnome. 8 Noticeboard News on the NEoN Digital Arts Festival and Arts and Business Awards.
38 Lifestyle Top Hogmanay travel destinations.
Around Town Bonfire Night Scottish Storytelling Festival Diwali Books Padgett Powell Don DeLillo Margaret Atwood Clubs Scottish Soulful Weekender Radionasty Devil Disco Club
Comedy Dave Gorman Ed Byrne
Film The Future Contagion We Need to Talk About Kevin Wuthering Heights Africa in Motion
Kids Inspiration Festival
LGBT Amy Lamé
Music Brian Eno's Music for Airports Azari & III Bon Iver Records Jazz & Folk Classical
Theatre 27 Blackbird The Salon Project Hunted Dance
Visual Art Alison Watt The Writing on Your Wall Elad Lassry Ciara Phillips
Recruitment I Saw You Mailbox
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