Music

The haunting power of Billie Eilish

April 17, 2019

Although some criticise these songs for romanticising mental illness, the songs feel rather soothing and beautiful to listen to. Perhaps they offer a reassurance or calming quality to the millions of people who have listened to them thus far.

Features

Make politics sexy again

April 17, 2019

On The West Wing, politics was made sexy, and this appears to be the attitude figures like Beto and Pete are longing to return to. How can they, as presidential candidates, simultaneously be James Dean and Abraham Lincoln?

Lifestyle

Stay-cation in Ireland

April 17, 2019

Keep it cheap, cheerful and adventurous by getting off the beaten tourist track and exploring some hidden gems.

Music

Making money moves in the music industry

April 17, 2019

With these recent figures, there can be no argument that the music industry’s revenue resurgence is due to anything but the popularity of streaming and that the industry is going in the right direction.

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Basquiat’s legacy for underground artists

April 17, 2019

His paintings are a social and cultural commentary of sorts. They explore race, alternative histories and artistic language in a way that had never been seen before.

Film

The latest trend of live-action remakes

April 17, 2019

The current trend works in a similar way by taking tales as old as time which will appeal not only to children, but also a generation of adults with a specific, nostalgic connection to one version.

Health

Makeup for all skin types

April 17, 2019

The never-ending cycle of having a reaction to new makeup products and then covering up with more makeup can be tiresome and leave you feeling like makeup just isn’t made for you and that brands just don’t consider your skin type.

Film

There’s a new Joker in town

April 17, 2019

Ironically because of Suicide Squad, the character of the Joker has become, well, a bit of a joke. For those whose brains have been fried by the ironic ‘Gamer Joker’ meme, it’s going to be really hard to take this movie seriously even if it’s better than the previous movie from the DC universe.

Style

Fierce competition at DCU Drag Race

April 15, 2019

It has been popularised in recent years thanks to RuPaul’s Drag Race, an American television show which sees queens perform in a series of challenges, almost like an X-Factor style format where a queen is eliminated each week by the judges.

Television

Jane the Virgin set to wow audiences in its final season

April 15, 2019

Coming into its fifth and final season, Jane the Virgin has its eyes set on more drama and cliffhangers throughout the entire season. After season fours’ agonising finale, the writers’ and Baldoni have said that fans can’t even begin to imagine the suspense that is in store.

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The Hills are alive with the sound of new beginnings

April 15, 2019

Although, we can all look forward to the ‘slightly-scripted’ drama, it is doubtful that ‘The Hills: New Beginnings’ will have as big an influence on popular music as the original show. It was comparable to the Top of the Pops of the late 2000’s.

Articles

Self-love isn’t necessarily selfish

April 3, 2019

These shows offer advice and tips on how to get your life in order, whether it be your house or your general hygiene and style. People have always had a fascination with these shows because watching someone either grow in confidence, or be able to see the floor of their bedroom again feels satisfactory to us.

Television

Hug me brotha! Drake and Josh are back

April 3, 2019

Most original viewers would now fall in the age range of 17-25 whilst Drake and Josh are both 32 years of age. Finding the right mix in a revival such as this one will be difficult as, if it is targeting the original audience, Nickelodeon will no longer be a suitable platform.

The Hype

Stan culture is cancelled, sis, take several seats!

April 3, 2019

The term has quite dark origins. Given that the majority of stans are screaming teenagers, many will be unaware of Eminem & Dido’s 2001 hit song Stan. Eminem has spoken many times before about his greatest fear; that he will be murdered by a crazed fan

Television

Do true crime shows and docuseries affect ongoing cases?

April 3, 2019

Yes, true crime documentaries offer an insight into the cases and the facts, but they also have created a trend of avid fans taking the law into their own hands. The perfect example of this is with the Steven Avery case whereby one of his prosecutors has had his car shot at, and packages explode in his office.

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‘Us’ highlights the continuing power of Peele

April 3, 2019

Peele’s first film was smarter and more shocking but ‘Us’ has more character. Each person’s backstory is explored to a certain level and everyone has their own unique quirks.

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Ricky Gervais comes to terms with the afterlife

April 3, 2019

During the first three episodes Tony tries to come to terms with the loss of Lisa and spirals into depression, Tony is hardened by the grief he is experiencing and we watch him go about his everyday life in the aftermath of his loss.

The Hype

Oh Danny boy

April 3, 2019

Lynne is an elderly Daniel worshipper who lives outside Chicago and who has, “one of the largest Daniel O’Donnell collections in the world” as well as owning a stash of Johnny Cash memorabilia, which Daniel admired.