Relatable TV Character of the Month – Tom Haverford from Parks and Rec For December, Niamh Keating chooses Tom Haverford from the hit TV show Parks and Recreation for this instalment of Relatable Character of the Month.

As the Christmas season approaches, essay deadlines and growing stacks of books to be read can have a certain effect on us students. In these desperate times, I look to Tom Haverford’s motto:  “treat yo self”. Have an essay that … Continue reading Relatable TV Character of the Month – Tom Haverford from Parks and Rec For December, Niamh Keating chooses Tom Haverford from the hit TV show Parks and Recreation for this instalment of Relatable Character of the Month.

Bi-bi Baby – Let’s Talk About Bisexuality So, let's talk about bisexuality - in a real way, without some glib quotation by a gross-ass filmmaker that was tired by the time I came out back in '02.

So, let’s talk about bisexuality – in a real way, without some glib quotation by a gross-ass filmmaker that was tired by the time I came out back in ’02.   Firstly, waaay back in 1948, Dr. Alfred Kinsey (Irish … Continue reading Bi-bi Baby – Let’s Talk About Bisexuality So, let’s talk about bisexuality – in a real way, without some glib quotation by a gross-ass filmmaker that was tired by the time I came out back in ’02.

Is Coconut Oil Worth The Hype? Having only recently come in to popularity in Ireland, it has quickly achieved “superfood” status, among claims that it cures various ailments and encourages weight loss.

Coconut oil, beloved by health bloggers and professional chefs alike, poses a lot of questions for the average student cook. It’s hard to know what it’s best used for, and whether or not to believe the hype surrounding its supposed … Continue reading Is Coconut Oil Worth The Hype? Having only recently come in to popularity in Ireland, it has quickly achieved “superfood” status, among claims that it cures various ailments and encourages weight loss.

BAD BEAN – Living on baked beans for one tumultuous week Aoife Breen spills the beans on what it’s like to subsist solely on baked beans for one tumultuous week.

So last week I got a shock, of the worst, financial after-the-earthquake kind. After living in scandalous levels of excess for the past few weeks, the money I had made pretending to answer the phone and stamping post in my … Continue reading BAD BEAN – Living on baked beans for one tumultuous week Aoife Breen spills the beans on what it’s like to subsist solely on baked beans for one tumultuous week.

December’s Artist on the Margins: Lee Krasner Harris Wheless picks Lee Krasner, "one of only four female artists to have had a retrospective at MoMA", as this month's Artist on the Margins.

Lee Krasner was an uncompromisingly original artist. She was a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism before the movement was even given a name.. Although, in many ways, Krasner’s 1945-1956 marriage to Jackson Pollock overshadowed her career. In fact, you might even … Continue reading December’s Artist on the Margins: Lee Krasner Harris Wheless picks Lee Krasner, “one of only four female artists to have had a retrospective at MoMA”, as this month’s Artist on the Margins.

Tn2’s December Recipe: Chestnut Brownies Amanda Cliffe shares her best chestnut season recipes

Despite their spikes, chestnuts are deliciously sweet inside. These seasonal treats are currently in peak season and are extremely versatile; they can be used in  savoury and sweet dishes. Chestnuts can unfortunately not be consumed raw as certain varieties contain … Continue reading Tn2’s December Recipe: Chestnut Brownies Amanda Cliffe shares her best chestnut season recipes

Music For… After a long day in the library Cliona Lynskey recommends the soundtrack of Blue Planet II to de-stress after a hard day's work at the library

It should be a well known fact by now that Blue Planet is the perfect show to watch when you’re hungover, sick, or otherwise indisposed. Sadly, if you’ve suddenly realised that we are less than two weeks away from the … Continue reading Music For… After a long day in the library Cliona Lynskey recommends the soundtrack of Blue Planet II to de-stress after a hard day’s work at the library

A Millennial’s Pink – Looking back on the colour-of-the-year and its promotion of gender neutrality As 2017 draws to a close, Fashion Editor Caroline O'Connor looks back on millennial pink and its promotion of gender neutrality in fashion.

  When Christian Dior stated, “tones of grey, pale turquoise and pink will prevail” it was certainly a premonition for 2017. Throughout the year it-colour of the moment, millennial pink, has been seizing the fashion world, bringing with it fresh … Continue reading A Millennial’s Pink – Looking back on the colour-of-the-year and its promotion of gender neutrality As 2017 draws to a close, Fashion Editor Caroline O’Connor looks back on millennial pink and its promotion of gender neutrality in fashion.

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2017: A Review The annual spectacle featured a two million dollar bra and an audience comprised of A-List celebrities.

The annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, one of the most highly anticipated shows of the year, took place in Shanghai for the first time on November 20. The fashion giant seeks to tap into the country’s rapidly growing market for … Continue reading Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2017: A Review The annual spectacle featured a two million dollar bra and an audience comprised of A-List celebrities.

Other Voices – A quaint little festival of real talent Colm O'Halloran looks at Dingle's Other Voices festival which took place earlier in December.

There’s something special about the Other Voices music festival, which took place in Dingle from the 1st to the 3rd December this year. It’s a quiet and intimate festival that has run since 2002 and has hosted an eclectic range … Continue reading Other Voices – A quaint little festival of real talent Colm O’Halloran looks at Dingle’s Other Voices festival which took place earlier in December.

Paint it Black – Amish Kapoor and the extremes of colour Lucie Rondeau du Noyer discusses the ownership of colour in the world of art

Scandal sells, and many key figures in the art world never resent promoting themselves through polemic, especially not Anish Kapoor. For the British superstar sculptor, not a year goes by without its matching heated controversy. In 2015, Kapoor was highly … Continue reading Paint it Black – Amish Kapoor and the extremes of colour Lucie Rondeau du Noyer discusses the ownership of colour in the world of art

Paint the Sheets Red “Paint the sheets red!” he screamed as I climbed into bed.

Spoiler Alert: the title does, in fact, refer to period sex. Like it or leave it, that’s the sex-ed you’re getting. When I first started dating my boyfriend, I declined some dinner-and-drinks dates because of my period. When eventually the … Continue reading Paint the Sheets Red “Paint the sheets red!” he screamed as I climbed into bed.