Films often become iconic through a seemingly simple phrase that sticks in the audience’s mind. For me, one of the earliest examples of such a film is Holes (2003), a feature that remains a firm favourite since I was a … Continue reading The Power of the Catchphrase – I Can Fix That The memorable line from Holes explored
In an age where fat is no longer the enemy of our diets, a new nemesis to health has arrived in the form of sugar. More specifically, ‘processed’ sugars such as high-fructose corn syrup and cane sugar. As a result, … Continue reading Food Trends – Agave Syrup Is it really worth the hype?
Contrary to what traditional art history courses imply, lesbians have existed and contributed to the visual art world for centuries and continue to do so today. Like artists of any other sexuality, they have painted, drawn, sculpted, and photographed their … Continue reading The World of Lesbian Art Putting the words “lesbian” and “artist” together is a political gesture, acknowledging a historically marginalised group’s ability to independently create.
Condom Power (Dame Street) ●●○○○ This little sex shop is surprising as it’s very easy to miss. Located across from the large Spar on George’s Street, this store has a tiny entrance that is only noticeable because of its slightly … Continue reading Dublin’s Sex Shops: Review From the functional to the flamboyant.
Final year International Languages student Marguerite Walsh perfectly styles the oversized jumper trend which dominated the runways of Autumn/Winter 2017. Appearing in every form, from cable knit at Sonia Rykeil, stripes at Alberta Ferretti and polonecks at Balenciaga, it’s a … Continue reading Trends of Front Square Fashion Comfortable, cosy and chic.
Fresh from a successful run of the hit show DOUZE at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, XNTHONY (Anthony Keigher) is back in Ireland and ready to debut a new show at Dublin Fringe Festival this month. Since 2010, XNTHONY has been working … Continue reading The Power of Wow: Interview with XNTHONY “The Power of Wow” explores the idea of the desperation to be liked, heteronormativity in a post marriage equality age, and fake authenticity.
●●○○○ Westeros isn’t the only place winter has come. Polar Night transports the audience from the New Theatre in Temple Bar to a desolate Arctic landscape. The one-act play explores family ties and the burden of motherhood against the backdrop … Continue reading Winter Comes to “Polar Night” “Polar Night” transports the audience from the New Theatre in Temple Bar to a desolate Arctic landscape.
●●○○○ Lana Del Rey is renowned internationally not just for her critically-acclaimed discography, but also for her distinctive visuals and aesthetic sheen. This is most apparent in her ever-growing collection of music videos, which usually invoke her nostalgia for … Continue reading Lana Del Rey Leaves Us Lusting For More With White Mustang Rory Codd reviews Lana’s latest audio-visual offering
●●●○○ The National’s most recent offering Sleep Well Beast follows after Trouble Will Find Me, which was a puzzling record. It continued their unbroken streak of critical acclaim, appearing on multiple “Albums of the Year” lists as well … Continue reading The National, Sleep Well Beast – Album Review In the midst of their two sold-out shows at Vicar Street, Conall Monaghan takes a look at The National’s latest offering, and finds himself underwhelmed.
In a hectic and brilliant Dublin Fringe Festival 2017 lineup, efficacy 84 stands its ground. Recently chosen as one of The Irish Times Top 15 shows (https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/stage/dublin-fringe-15-shows-you-need-to-see-at-this-year-s-festival-1.3211302) to catch at the festival, it tells the story of the Kerry babies … Continue reading efficacy 84 Preview and Interview A sit down with Fringe’s rising talent Luke Casserly
Meg McIntire is a portrait and comic book artist, based in San Diego, California. Her first self-published comic, Butter 1, was released in 2012 and sold out entirely during its run. McIntire is known for her vibrant, technicolor style and … Continue reading Six Questions With an Artist: Meg McIntire Classic Nickelodeon cartoons, vintage fashion and traditional Japanese woodblock paintings come together in McIntire’s technicolor comic books.
●●●●● Abbey Theatre Whilst many spent their first September Sunday evening squelching in a field in Stradbally, I skipped to the Abbey Theatre for for a different bout of live performance. Our MC for the night? Paul Muldoon, poet extraordinaire, … Continue reading Why Muldoon’s Picnic Proved Unmissable at The Abbey The Pulitzer Prize-winning Paul Muldoon curates the artistic extravaganza Muldoon’s Picnic at the Abbey Theatre in association with Poetry Ireland.