●●○○○ 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.
Ask anyone interested in the arts what they think of when they hear “Edinburgh” and what will they say? (Don’t say Trainspotting or Jean Brodie, you’ll ruin my point.) Yes, that’s right, it’s the Edinburgh Festivals. For four weeks every … Continue reading Edinburgh Fringe Festival: The Ten Fringe Commandments A heavenly guide to navigating the holiest of fringes
Ryan Murphy’s blockbuster anthology series American Horror Story is finally back on our screens with its seventh season, Cult. This year the show has been given an infusion of current-day politics, a decision that is bound to cause some controversy … Continue reading The Vote Is In… American Horror Story: Cult – Season Opening Review Senior Writer Rory Codd takes a look at the return of American Horror Story.
Death Note is one of Netflix’s newest releases, hijacking Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s original Japanese manga and scaling it down into a hundred minute snapshot of what could have been. Although the plot of this hamfisted retelling … Continue reading Death Note Review An adaptation that shrinks away from central ideas
●●●●○ Currently running at the Hugh Lane Gallery, Anne Madden’s Colours of the Wind – Ariadne’s Thread is a collection which explores the ancient Greek myth of Ariadne, a classical heroine who saved Theseus from death at the hands of … Continue reading Spinning a New Yarn: Anne Madden’s Colours of the Wind – Ariadne’s Thread Through her use of saturated colour, abstracted forms and larger-than-life linen canvases, Madden takes the ancient Greek myth of Ariadne one step further.
The concept of The Great American (or Irish, or Canadian, or…) Novel is misleading. For a book to mean anything to one person or demographic, it must inevitably leave another cold. This is why you’re a thousand times more likely … Continue reading After All This Time… A generation, nineteen years later.
●●●●○ The Addams Family was undoubtedly the musical to see this August — to remind the audience of the slow slink into autumn, as if Halloween were just around the corner. I was lucky enough to see the show on … Continue reading You’ll Die Laughing: The Addams Family – Review Give us shadows and give us gloom, something fun we can all exhume!