●●●●● ‘Tis the season to quote dreadful verse from carols no one ever wanted to hear, and dodging family members asking how you spent last year failing every single last one of your modules in college. When I first encountered … Continue reading “Christmas Poems” by Wendy Cope At a time of year when everything can become overly sentimental – profound words lost in tossed Hallmark cards – it is a parodist with a keen eye for observational humour that society needs.
Colleges across Ireland close for Hurricane Ophelia. Big news, yes. More importantly however, Nando’s has decided to honour its Monday October 16th Freshers’ offer for those who happen to reach its doors during the hurricane. Nando’s also announced its intention to … Continue reading Nando’s honouring Monday 16th October Freshers’ deal amid Hurricane If you can safely make it to Nando’s today, Monday October 16th, the team will be honouring its Freshers deal by giving out a free 1/4 chicken, Appeteaser or single burger with every €7 minimum spend, with an overall plan to reschedule the offer for next Monday
●●●●● With Dublin Fringe Festival coming to a close this weekend, theatre-goers have had their pick of the eclectic and cutting edge performance art that makes September in Dublin an utter delight. After spending these last two weeks or so … Continue reading Why Everything Now Was the Highlight of Dublin Fringe 2017 I have seen many a thing at Dublin Fringe; triangles being dragged across a stage, a heartfelt personal monologue on cancer, and the Kerry Babies. Yet nothing – and I mean nothing – I have ever seen, both at Dublin Fringe and nationwide, has affected me as much as “Everything Now.”
Dublin’s Light House Cinema has just announced a new season for their September calendar. HACKS is “a season of films focused on the world of journalism in all its forms covering television, print, online and everything in between”, states the … Continue reading HACKS: The New Must-See Film Season Coming to Light House Cinema Sorcha Ni Cheallaigh takes a look at the new cinematic season coming to Light House Cinema this September.
The last time Radiohead played Ireland, I was starting secondary school and Obama had become president. That’s how long it has been. They played two dates at Malahide Castle nearly ten years ago with each night receiving two encores and … Continue reading What To Expect: The Radiohead 3Arena Setlist
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]’ve been a fan of Alt-J since 2012, when my English friend showed me a nicely soundtracked clip of morphing faces on YouTube that turned out to be the music video for “Matilda”. We’ve had a fun, long and arduous … Continue reading Alt-J’s Relaxer: What to Expect
[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen my boyfriend was having a tough time with exams, I had only one solution: to buy tickets to see Colm Tóibín in conversation with Sinéad Crowley as part of the International Literature Festival. It’s the reasonable thing that … Continue reading Highlights: International Literature Festival Dublin
Drug culture, Balls Deep, and Ellen Page: life according to Vice magazine’s venture into television. It was Monday February 29th, 2016. Vice Media teamed up with shareholders A&E Network and Roger’s Media to launch not one but two Viceland-branded … Continue reading What the Hell is Viceland?
Following the news that PwC Matt Damon lookalike Brian Cullinan and his colleague Martha Ruiz are now banned from the Academy Awards forever, Sorcha Ní Cheallaigh analyses the “best moment in modern TV history” as a moral fable that we … Continue reading What We Talk About When We Talk About TV: Oscars 2017
“I was in Paris recently […] a cooky, interesting girl suggests at about three in the morning that we all run up the Champs-Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe – and I guess telling you about that now sounds all … Continue reading The Anxiety Inducing Culture of ‘Skins’
●●●○○ Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events Netflix After a bad beginning, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events found its oddly-shaped footing by the latter half of the series. Since Netflix announced a reboot of this much loved … Continue reading A Series of Unfortunate Events – review
Sorcha Ní Cheallaigh reflects on what could be the end of a uniquely Irish era of creativity, and tells RTÉ to stop being such a grinch. On November 3rd 2016, RTÉ announced it was to stop producing children’s programming … Continue reading Demise of the Den