Project Pop Up – A theatre restaurant with a tasting menu of performances Theatre Editor Amyrose Forder previews an alternative to the Christmas pantomime.

After the hullabaloo of theatre festival season between August and October, the winter months can often see pantomimes and nineteenth century literary adaptations take refuge in Dublin theatres. This year’s cream of the crop include the Abbey’s Let The Right … Continue reading Project Pop Up – A theatre restaurant with a tasting menu of performances Theatre Editor Amyrose Forder previews an alternative to the Christmas pantomime.

William Crozier’s Edge of the Landscape @ IMMA // Review by Stacey Wrenn Crozier's exhibition at IMMA offers something new in contemporary art.

Winged figures, blood-drenched landscapes, crucifixions; IMMA’s retrospective of the work of William Crozier (1930-2011) is that of the apocalypse, stripped of its religiosity and set in rural Ireland. Crozier is best known for his lyrical landscapes of his home in … Continue reading William Crozier’s Edge of the Landscape @ IMMA // Review by Stacey Wrenn Crozier’s exhibition at IMMA offers something new in contemporary art.

Grocery shopping alternatives There are ways to make the mundane things less so...Try Moldova Rathmines

Supermarkets are depressing. The big ones I mean; repetitive isles of uninteresting products, hopelessly packaged in arctic jackets of polythene; lurid packets of cheap sweets; vegetables bland and uniform, too perfectly coloured; pre-prepared packets of dinner death; special offers that … Continue reading Grocery shopping alternatives There are ways to make the mundane things less so…Try Moldova Rathmines

Does Dylan Matter?: Richard F. Thomas’ Why Dylan Matters reflects on the literary importance of Dylan Richard F. Thomas’ Why Dylan Matters reflects on the literary importance of Dylan

The title Why Dylan Matters, professor Richard F. Thomas’ recent contribution to the ever-expanding field of Dylanology, is perhaps a bit of a misnomer. Thomas is a classicist who teaches a Harvard course on the relationship between Bob Dylan and … Continue reading Does Dylan Matter?: Richard F. Thomas’ Why Dylan Matters reflects on the literary importance of Dylan Richard F. Thomas’ Why Dylan Matters reflects on the literary importance of Dylan

Godless: The American West on Netflix "Godless is an achievement in shedding new light upon, and adding relevance to, such a classic Hollywood genre. "

Godless is a seven-part mini-series set in the American West of the 1880s. The female-populated town of La Belle is headed toward conflict as notorious outlaw Frank Griffin (Jeff Daniels) and his gang hunt ex-partner, Roy Goode (Jack O’Connell) are … Continue reading Godless: The American West on Netflix “Godless is an achievement in shedding new light upon, and adding relevance to, such a classic Hollywood genre. “

Doom on Switch Doom on Switch is an incredible technical accomplishment and one of the best games on Nintendo’s fledgling system.

Doom was one of my favourite games of 2015 and the Switch is my favourite console of this generation, so naturally this was a highly anticipated port for me. 2015’s Doom reboot brought new life into the franchise as an … Continue reading Doom on Switch Doom on Switch is an incredible technical accomplishment and one of the best games on Nintendo’s fledgling system.

A Big-Budget Descent into Mayhem: “Justice League” Entertaining, fast-paced, expensive and predictable.

●●●○○ ‘Surprisingly pleasant’ is how I would sum up the overall experience of watching Justice League. Predictably action packed, a lot of awkward sexual tension and plenty of great CGI-aided violence. For superhero fans, Justice League ticks many of the … Continue reading A Big-Budget Descent into Mayhem: “Justice League” Entertaining, fast-paced, expensive and predictable.

Adigun Offers “An Other Playboy…???” To say that director Bisi Adigun loves JM Synge’s "The Playboy of the Western World" would be an understatement.

●●●○○ To say that director Bisi Adigun loves JM Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World would be an understatement. Ten years after premiering his version of The Playboy of the Western World in the Abbey Theatre, he has released … Continue reading Adigun Offers “An Other Playboy…???” To say that director Bisi Adigun loves JM Synge’s “The Playboy of the Western World” would be an understatement.

“Let The Right One In” at the Abbey Theatre Based on John Ajvide Lindqvist’s 2004 novel of the same title, "Let The Right One In" follows a Swedish village haunted by a recent string of murders which have seen their neighbours strewn in the snow-covered forest, drained of blood.

  ●●●●● Let The Right One In is a beguiling tale of love and violence, and how the two interact. Based on John Ajvide Lindqvist’s 2004 novel of the same title, Let The Right One In follows a Swedish village … Continue reading “Let The Right One In” at the Abbey Theatre Based on John Ajvide Lindqvist’s 2004 novel of the same title, “Let The Right One In” follows a Swedish village haunted by a recent string of murders which have seen their neighbours strewn in the snow-covered forest, drained of blood.

A Dog, a Human Hand and the Survivor: “The Vanishing Season” by Joanna Schaffhausen Joanna Schaffhausen’s debut is undeniably gripping but at times predictable because of its two-dimensional characters.

●●●○○ The Vanishing Season is Joanna Schaffhausen’s debut novel, published December 5th, by HarperCollins. The novel recounts the story of Ellery Hathaway, a police officer in a sleepy town that is jolted to life. For the past three years, peculiarly … Continue reading A Dog, a Human Hand and the Survivor: “The Vanishing Season” by Joanna Schaffhausen Joanna Schaffhausen’s debut is undeniably gripping but at times predictable because of its two-dimensional characters.

Taking Care of Business: “The Punisher” More brutal than much of the MCU, The Punisher’s action sequences are slow, methodical and downright terrifying.

●●●●○ Jon Bernthal’s popularity in the second series of Daredevil led to a spinoff series ordered, written, shot and released in just over one year. While the likes of Daredevil and Iron Fist always see a chance for redemption in … Continue reading Taking Care of Business: “The Punisher” More brutal than much of the MCU, The Punisher’s action sequences are slow, methodical and downright terrifying.

Make It Work: Project Runway Season 16 Finale The finale saw the remaining four competitors showcase their collections at New York Fashion Week, which succeeded in not only embracing plus-sized models, but also the culture and heritage of the diverse four.

●●●●● Season sixteen of Project Runway celebrated models of all sizes, and this fresh inclusivity inspired creative excellence among the sixteen chosen designers. The finale saw the remaining four competitors, Margarita Alvarez, Brandon Kee, Ayana Ife and Kentaro Kameyama showcase … Continue reading Make It Work: Project Runway Season 16 Finale The finale saw the remaining four competitors showcase their collections at New York Fashion Week, which succeeded in not only embracing plus-sized models, but also the culture and heritage of the diverse four.