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Irvine Welsh: ‘I thought Trainspotting would be a cult book, but not generation-defining’
Irvine Welsh: ‘It sometimes feels like we’re sliding into fascism by stealth’

Sean O'Hagan

19, Aug, 2018 @7:59 AM

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Dead Men’s Trousers by Irvine Welsh review – the Trainspotting gang party on
Renton, Begbie, Sick Boy and Spud are back in this wildly farcical story of revenge, sentimentality and psychedelic drugs

Sam Leith

23, Mar, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Dead Men’s Trousers by Irvine Welsh – a last hurrah for Renton and company
The heroes of Trainspotting keep on giving – albeit in increasingly cartoonish form

Anthony Cummins

20, Mar, 2018 @6:59 AM

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Irvine Welsh: ‘When you get older, it’s harder to be a bastard’
The author talks about his obsessive-compulsive thing, which Trainspotting character he most resembles, and losing his temper

Simon Hattenstone

17, Mar, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Kelly Macdonald: ‘People were still drunk on the Trainspotting set’
The actor, 41, tells Craig McLean about cowboy boots, childbearing, self-sufficiency and being bullied at school

for not swearing

Craig McLean

24, Sep, 2017 @1:00 PM

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Irvine Welsh: ‘The white male rage of Begbie is in the culture today’
The Trainspotting author, 58, on the destruction of masculinity, loving Iggy Pop and the terror of hangovers

Tim Jonze

19, Aug, 2017 @1:00 PM

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'Trainspotting generation' most likely to die from drug use
Surge in deaths among 40- to 49-year-olds last year helps fuel another record high in drug use deaths

Haroon Siddique and Frances Perraudin

02, Aug, 2017 @11:54 AM

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When big-screen reunions work … and when they don't
The team behind Oscar-nominated crime thriller Hell and High Water have just announced a new project, but what can they learn from other re-teams that have and haven’t been successful?

Noah Gittell

01, May, 2017 @11:30 AM

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Adelaide Fringe: six talked-up shows you have to see
From Trainspotting to Isis to abortion, the festival is tackling big issues with a big heart – but there are moments of silliness and spectacle too

Max Opray and Steph Harmon

09, Mar, 2017 @12:02 AM

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From Spud to Slimane: how Trainspotting helped invent the skinny jean
The 90s classic featured drainpipe jeans long before Dior and slip dresses perfect for Chloé. With the sequel’s release, it’s time to reappraise the original film’s sartorial legacy

Lauren Cochrane

31, Jan, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Begbie’s balcony and Spud’s cafe: classic Trainspotting haunts 20 years on
As T2 Trainspotting is released, we rediscover the original film’s gritty locations in Glasgow

Kevin McKenna

28, Jan, 2017 @8:43 PM

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T2 Trainspotting: discuss Danny Boyle's sequel with spoilers
Choose a follow-up? What did you think of the soundtrack, the transformations and the exploits of the re-formed cast of characters, 20 years after the original?

Ben Child

27, Jan, 2017 @11:47 AM

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