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Holidate is another cringe fest of a love story

November 11, 2020

In a nutshell: yes, it is. But that’s not always a bad thing. If you love to watch two very attractive white people fall in love over the course of an hour and 45 minutes, going through the motions of “will they/won’t they” while also experiencing close to every cliché ever, then this is the movie for you.

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The e-boy and e-girl culture

October 30, 2019

The e-boy and the e-girl – one of the newest subcultures that has manifested on the internet. Different from the subcultures of punks, mods and goths of the past, it’s rare that you’ll see the

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Laura Loomer agus toirmeasc Twitter

December 12, 2018

Tá Laura Loomer ina gníomhaí polaitiúla i Meiriceá, ach dar ndóigh tá níos mó gnó aici le teoiric comhcheilge ná aon rud eile na laethanta seo dar le Twitter agus is ó seo a thagann an

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Nollaig mar mic léinn DCU

December 12, 2018

Is í am na Nollag ceann de na tréimhsí is fear sa bhliain dar le roinnt daoine, tá am na Nollag mar mic léinn difriúl ná am na Nollag mar páiste, déagóir nó duine níos

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Loneliness in winter

December 12, 2018

Christmas time can be a lonely time full of sadness and stress for some people. Aoife Horan talks about what you can to do to beat these winter blues.

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The atypical portrayals of autism on TV

December 12, 2018

Sheldon himself denies being autistic, stating “My mother had me tested.” And yet: Obsessive behaviors. Social dysfunction. Regressive tendencies. Inability to grasp subtext and sarcasm. Avoidance of physical contact. Anxiety. Scientific savantism.

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The not so-secret lives of celebrities under scrutiny

December 12, 2018

Even before social media, the public have always had an interest in the personal lives of celebrities.  Marilyn Monroe’s life was ruined by the press, her career had been going downhill and it was being splattered all over the magazines.

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Dea-bhéasach i gcónaí

November 28, 2018

I mBéising bhí troid idir tiománaí bus agus paisinéir. Thit an bhus isteach san abhainn Yangtze agus bádh na paisinéirí ar fad.

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Spice up your life and support up and coming artists

November 28, 2018

From a business point of view, you can see the logic if you’re an older band that hasn’t been active in a long time. There’s a lot of safe money to be made in reunion tours or making a movie that’s either a sequel or a remake.

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The power of the short story

November 14, 2018

Short stories can be revisited time and time again and one will often discover something new each time as you read deeper beneath the surface. It is these layered meanings found in great short stories that makes them more dynamic than books.

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Keeping the magic in children’s films alive, generation after generation

November 14, 2018

The attitude of inclusion and acceptance is growing internationally. The portrayal of these changing narratives can be seen in children’s films. The reason the quality of the stories did not deteriorate is because films still use the classic formula of good vs evil and other constant variables.

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The wrath of Michael Myers, 40 years on

October 31, 2018

Halloween reminds audiences what a ruthless killer Myers really is, slaughtering anything that comes across his path. He is completely void of emotion, an unstoppable killing machine. This is the true terror of Michael Myers.

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How art can change our perception of beauty

October 31, 2018

The famous quote by Oscar Wilde, saying,“life imitates art far more than art imitates life” rings true in the sense that we aspire more imitate the idealised aspects of art as we consider them to be more beautiful than real life and its trials and tribulations.

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Not good enough to be a pro

October 31, 2018

While many people have ambitions to become sportstars most won’t make it that far.Eoin Harte takes a look at those who were not good enough to make it to the top

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Tom Odell at the Olympia Theatre

October 31, 2018

In a world where artists seem to constantly compete with each other for the most show stopping concerts, sometimes it’s nice to strip it back to the basics. Sunday October 14th saw Tom Odell, closely

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Behind the cover of book adaptions

October 31, 2018

For many there is the excitement of their favourite book being made into a film and getting to see the characters come to life. This can sometimes be an issue as the casting has to reflect what the book describes the characters as and getting the right people to play them is difficult.