●●●●○ Druid’s King of the Castle highlights geographical, historical and psychological boundaries. The playwright, Eugene McCabe, lived around the geographical boundaries of Fermanagh and Monaghan; he naturally represented their society on stage – scenery, clothes, accent, traditions, drinks and economy. … Continue reading King of the Castle conquers the Gaiety Theatre Eugene McCabe’s modern Irish take on classic Greek tragedies is utterly “captivating”, writes Larissa Brigatti.
It is rare that the aesthetic of a volume counts towards its overall merit, but in the case of Deirdre Sullivan’s book of feminist fairytales Tangleweed & Brine (2017), an exploration of its carefully organised pages and beautiful illustrations by … Continue reading “Tangleweed & Brine” by Deirdre Sullivan Review Female Gothic takes center stage
Licensed games for Formula 1 are highly dependent on the Formula itself. This year, the cars have intentionally been made more extreme, and this is reflected in the game. Another factor that these games encounter is, despite being based on … Continue reading F1 2017 – PS4 Does the formula still fit?
The much revered It has finally hit cinemas and you’re guaranteed to be in for a scare. It has been 27 years since director Tommy Lee Wallace’s mini-series take on Stephen King’s classic horror novel It, Andrés Muschietti has done … Continue reading IT: Review No Clowning Around in IT
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?
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
●●●○○ Crestfall is a play that caused disgust and protestations when it was first performed at the Gate Theatre in 2003, and this new performance by Druid on the Abbey’s Peacock Stage perfects that beautiful outrage. Crestfall abandons the glorious … Continue reading “Crestfall” – Vulgar, violent but visually stunning Crestfall abandons the glorious Kathleen Ni Houlihan and provides a darker and more insidious image of women in Ireland dealing with domestic abuse, prostitution, animal cruelty and extreme violence.
The first of a series of articles dedicated to reading, exploring and drinking, I’m taking a look at what the French Riviera has to offer bookworms. In each article we will choose a book, a nice place to read it and a … Continue reading A Book, A Nook, A Cup — on the French Riviera
What with the first ever British Podcast Awards taking place last month, there is no doubt that podcasts are becoming a permanent fixture in our lives. And if they’re not on yours, they should be. If you’re a newcomer to … Continue reading The Podcasts You Should be Listening to This Summer
Peter Varga came to Dublin from Hungary ten years ago, for a summer job. Three months later, he liked it so much that he decided to stay, and convinced his best friend to join him here. After meeting his fiance … Continue reading Opening Windows on the Street: Humans of Dublin
Everyone who knew my grandfather Dan always said how alike we looked. I was in my first year in college when he died suddenly in April 2008. He had been admitted to the Blackrock Clinic for a routine surgical … Continue reading Photo Essay: Granddad’s Garden, Nana’s House