●●●○○ The Suppliant Women, Aeschylus’ 2500 year old play (reimagined by acclaimed playwright David Greig) tells the story of the fifty daughters of Danaos fleeing Egypt for asylum in the Greek city-state of Argos. It is not war, poverty, … Continue reading Aeschylus’ “Suppliant Women” Flee to the Dublin Theatre Festival It is not war, poverty, or violence they are fleeing – they are seeking escape from men.
●●●●● “Aromanticism/aromantic – having no interest or desire for romantic relationships.” It seems to be an intentional irony, then, that Moses Sumney’s debut release celebrates the value of solitude with an album drenched in the traditional signifiers of love. From … Continue reading Moses Sumney’s “Aromanticism” – Review Moses Sumney’s debut release celebrates the value of solitude with an album drenched in the traditional signifiers of love.
Steven (Stephen? Baking Borg 9000?) A three-time Star Baker at the time of writing, Steven has incurred the suspicion of the Bake Off fandom for simply being too good at everything. Undoubtedly one of the top bakers in the tent, … Continue reading Bake Off: The Quarter Finalists
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 a less rainy day
Dublin five-piece band Meltybrains? headlined the Bowery in Rathmines this Friday as part of the pub’s Oktoberfest series of gigs. The combination of a very trendy young crowd, the pirate ship décor and the dirndl-dressed staff made for quite an … Continue reading Meltybrains? Live at The Bowery
●●○○○ It seems it’s written into the BBC’s statutes that they must have a series about the armed forces airing at all times, as latest war drama Our Girl returns for a third series. It essentially fills in for recently-finished … Continue reading “Our Girl” Isn’t Up To It BBC One’s latest military drama fulfils the requirements, without exciting anyone.
●●●●○ Taylor Sheridan’s directing debut, Wind River (2017), is a harrowing story of murder, rape and legal loopholes that exist on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. With Sheridan’s previous screenwriting projects, Sicario (2015) and Hell or High Water … Continue reading “Wind River” Holds Many Secrets Taylor Sheridan’s directing debut, “Wind River” (2017), is a harrowing story of murder, rape and legal loopholes that exist on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming.
●●●○○ Let me begin this review with an important disclaimer: I love Dan Brown. Always have, always will. When it comes to authors and series I like, I am loyal to a fault, so if there is any bias in … Continue reading “Origin”: the Sequel Dan Brown’s mystery-solving professor, Robert Langdon, is back with a crowd-pleasing bang.
Last year, five members of the Swedish Academy named Bob Dylan the winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, a decision so surprising that even he didn’t show up for his own prize reception. Slightly overshadowed by Brexit and … Continue reading In Defence of Nobel Laureate Ishiguro With the dust settling, senior writer Michael Mullooly gives his take on Kazuo Ishiguro’s Nobel Prize win.
●●●●○ Gameplay FIFA has always been more of a tiki-taka game compared to Konami’s Pro-Evolution Soccer, where short, quick passes were superior to long balls, regardless of the quality of players you had. In last year’s game, crossing felt obsolete compared … Continue reading An Opportunity to Shine: EA’s “FIFA 18” FIFA’s annual release brings gameplay tweaks and Frostbite Engine cutscenes aplenty.
SHIFT Day is one of four campaigns the Student Union have this year to spread awareness about ‘Sexual Health Information For Trinity.’ When students come to Trinity, they can be sexually active for the first time, and the Welfare Office … Continue reading Communication, Consent and Confidence: Get the SHIFT Sex is pleasure, and pleasure is a renewable resource.
Ibeyi’s sophomore record, Ash, retains the essential Afro-Cuban influences of their debut while foraying into experimental electronic territory. Overtly political and intensely personal lyrics allow the sisters to confront themes of race and womanhood, relying heavily on motifs and repetition. … Continue reading Coming Back Stronger: Ibeyi’s Sophomore Album Strong in its vulnerability and brazen in its declarations, “Ash” defies the boundaries of established genres, and proves that all of this can be done to the backdrop of commanding drum lines.