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Irvine Welsh On Corbyn and a New Type of Scottish Independence

We spoke to the 'Trainspotting' writer about the state of the world.
Oscar Rickett
The Score

How 'Trainspotting' Made Underworld's "Born Slippy" One of the 90s' Most Iconic Songs

We talk to Underworld's Rick Smith about the creation of the zeitgeist-capturing hit, working on the sequel 'T2 Trainspotting,' and shouting LAGER LAGER LAGER!
Alex Godfrey

'Filmmaking Is Terribly Colonial' – Talking 'T2 Trainspotting' with Danny Boyle

We spoke to the director and the group Young Fathers, whose music is described as the "heartbeat" of the 'Trainspotting' sequel.
Hannah Ewens
Noisey News

The Trainspotting 2 Trailer is Here and, Don't Worry, It Actually Looks Incredible

“Choose life, choose Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and hope that someone, somewhere cares.”
Noisey Staff
VICE Long Reads

How the Banks Stole Higher Education

Student debt is big business for the banks, and it's fucking us all over.
Irvine Welsh

Stop Everything! Ewan McGregor Has Confirmed Trainspotting 2 Will Start Shooting in May This Year

Ewan McGregor: "None of us want to make a poor sequel to it. So had we not been presented with the most extraordinary script... we wouldn't..."
Daisy Jones
VICE Long Reads

An Oral History of 'Trainspotting', Twenty Years On

Ewan McGregor, Kelly MacDonald and Irvine Welsh talk about the book, the filming of the movie, the backlash and the sequel.
Daniel Dylan Wray

The Real-Life Scottish Addicts Who Taught the 'Trainspotting' Cast How to Be Junkies

On the 20th anniversary of the cinematic release of 'Trainspotting', we speak to members of Calton Athletic, the football team-cum-recovery group that was brought in to keep the film authentic.
Karin Goodwin, Photos: Angela Catlin

This Guy from Edinburgh's Estates Made a 'Real-Life Trainspotting' About His Youth

Garry Fraser grew up in Muirhouse, an estate north of Edinburgh that was being decimated by heroin and AIDS. After getting off a crippling crack addiction, he started making films and is now a BAFTA and MTV Award winner.
Daniel Dylan Wray
The Banned Books of Guantánamo

'Trainspotting' by Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh has no fucking idea why his book is banned from Gitmo.
Irvine Welsh
New music

We spoke to writer Irvine Welsh and producer Kormac about their new collaboration "Another Screen"

Welsh: "Come over and kick my cunt in, rather than sending me a text. Ideally shag me… but if you have to just beat me to a savage pulp, then so be it."
Joe Zadeh

Irvine Welsh Isn't Happy with George Osborne Ripping Off 'Trainspotting'

He told us the chancellor is a "fucking twat".
Oscar Rickett