The Hype

Behind the artist: Sarah Bahbah

March 21, 2018

Artist and photographer Sarah Bahbah embraces a style of coming-of-age art that appeals to the Instagram generation through narrative images of self-expression, portraying an overall message of female empowerment.

The Hype

Legally Blonde brings glam to the Bord Gais theatre

March 21, 2018

In 2001, Reese Witherspoon captured the hearts of many with her portrayal of Elle Woods in the hit movie, Legally Blonde. It’s a timeless tale – fast forward seventeen years later and its message of

Features

The age old question; Marvel or DC?

March 21, 2018

There are not many rivalries that generate internet drama like the Marvel versus DC debate. Hardcore fans are ready to lay down their lives on their keyboards to defend their favourite franchise, and discussions escalate

The Hype

Rejjie Snow at the Olympia

March 21, 2018

Rejjie Snow is an Irish rap sensation that has put Ireland on the map for rap and hip-hop.  Alexander Anyaegbunam, more popularly known as Rejjie Snow, has blown up in the past few years internationally

Features

The rise of film musicals

March 21, 2018

Movie musicals weren’t born in the last few years, but they have certainly returned to glory in this decade and seized the national spotlight in recent years.

Film

Saoirse Ronan soars in Ladybird

March 21, 2018

Ladybird is a coming of age film about love, heartbreak, friendship and family. It is a semi-autobiographical comedy written and directed by Greta Gerwig.

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Irish authors to keep an eye on

March 21, 2018

The Irish literary community was recently devastated by the loss of the brilliant award-winning author Emma Hannigan after her battle with cancer. Emma was an ambassador for Breast Cancer Ireland and a very popular novelist

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An exploration into post rock

March 21, 2018

Tell someone your favourite genre is Post Rock and prepare to be met with a raised eyebrow and a quizzical stare. It gets worse if you tell them your favourite album is ‘The Fear is

Film

‘The Shape of Water’ flows perfectly

March 7, 2018

The latest movie directed by the critically acclaimed Guillermo Del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) weaves a deeply intricate fairy tale into a very unusual love story.

Music

Has music changed for the worse or better?

March 7, 2018

Music is more than just lyrics and melodies. It is emotions, thoughts, life, love, sadness, despair. It is everything we are and everything we want to be. It is one of the most important things

The Hype

Imagine Dragons light up the 3 Arena

March 7, 2018

The atmosphere of the 3Arena was alight when Imagine Dragons took to the stage on the 26th of February. While their unexpected opening tune ‘I Don’t Know Why’ wouldn’t have been the first guess for

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The difficulty of being a modern artist

March 7, 2018

Despite Ireland’s tiny size, the small island has produced some of the world’s leading poets, composers and artists. Twentieth-century Irish artists such as Jack Butler Yeats, Evie Hone and Sean Keating are renowned for their

Film

Black Panther roars around the globe

March 7, 2018

In the fifth episode of the Netflix series Master of None, main character Dev mentions how movies or tv shows traditionally can’t have more than two black people as main characters, and the show wasn’t

Television

The Good Place is heavenly to watch

February 21, 2018

Many people think about death. How will I die? Will I get to live a long, fun-filled life? Will I make it to heaven? But what most people don’t think about is what would you

The Hype

Outing the ticket touting

February 21, 2018

We’ve all been there, you’re sitting at your laptop at 8:59 am, credit card in hand and you’re refreshing the page with baited breath as you wait for the hour to hit. Your favourite musician

The Hype

Is poetry a dying art?

February 21, 2018

Once upon a time, poetry was thought of as one of the most beautiful and most important art forms in existence. Nowadays it could be questioned as to whether it is as widely appreciated. If

Television

The Troubles of Being a Derry Girl

February 21, 2018

Never before has there been a more hilarious yet endearing portrayal of the juxtaposition between the Troubles in Northern Ireland and the average lives of five teenagers until Lisa McGee’s series, ‘Derry Girls’, was aired