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The Hype

The Art of Chess

February 18, 2019

From a cold war battle ground, to the hustlers of Washington square park, the game of chess has always been marvelled upon by the masses. With more than 600 million global players, ‘The Game of

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Articles

Bye Bye, Big Bang

February 18, 2019

Common theories date the Big Bang, which sparked our universe into existence, to 13.7 billion years ago. For many of us, it feels like impossibly-popular sitcom The Big Bang Theory has been on the air

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Features

The Portrait of Che Guevara

February 18, 2019

A specially commissioned painting of the portrait of Argentine-Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara was unveiled in The Hive at DCU on February 6th. Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick who created the piece attended the event alongside DCU

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Addicted to “YOU”

February 18, 2019

Netflix examines the darker face of love with its hit new series “YOU”. The problematic premise of the stalker’s perspective in love might be just what you are looking for this Spring (especially after Valentine’s

Lifestyle

Double-Cleansing?

February 6, 2019

Is this just a another ‘trend’ or is there reasoning behind the newest skincare hype?

Lifestyle

Brown Thomas Spring/Summer 19′

February 6, 2019

The show was held in the Grafton Street store where over 100 looks were shown by 26 international designers. Pieces came from New York, London Milan and Paris.

Lifestyle

Are extroverts extra happy?

February 6, 2019

Extraverted people tend to report greater levels of happiness than introverts. They are better at mood regulation, as they savour positive moods.

Television

Ted Bundy 30 years on

February 6, 2019

The tapes alone don’t paint the full picture for the audience. Yes, they let them hear his thoughts but it is from the pictures and video footage that they see how he was as a person. The way he acted in court was one prime example of who he actually was.

The Hype

Let me listen to Take That in peace

February 6, 2019

person’s taste in music varies depending on many factors ranging from the type of music they were exposed to from an early age, their personal preference and their life experience.

The Hype

How Chris Brown remains popular

February 6, 2019

Back then, one could go into a local nightclub without hearing one of his hits blaring through speakers like Kiss Kiss and With You.  He became an icon known for his use of autotune and style meshing Hip Hop, RnB and dance.

Lifestyle

Steroid users flood to MQI needle exchange

February 6, 2019

“The people who were coming to our needle exchanges for steroids viewed themselves very differently than the people who were coming for other drugs, such as heroin.”

Lifestyle

Wanderlust: Budapest

February 6, 2019

A boat party is an out of the ordinary bash and most take guests on a four-hour journey around the Danube river. It’s an event that can’t be missed if you enjoy getting ‘turnt up’.

Lifestyle

Bacteria Brushes?

February 6, 2019

Do you wash your makeup brushes? Bacteria build up can lead to skin infections.

Lifestyle

Hard as nails

February 6, 2019

There is nothing more satisfying than the sound of gel nails when they tap against surfaces whether that be a wooden table top, the side of a ceramic mug, or keyboard keys as you type.

The Hype

Fyre Festival documentary reignites tensions

February 6, 2019

When they arrived at the campsite, chaos ensued immediately. One attendee William Needham Finley, described the scene via his twitter account saying, “So Fyre Fest is a complete disaster, Mass chaos. No organization. No one knows where to go. There are no villas, just a disaster tent city.”

The Hype

The Favourite, a favourite

February 6, 2019

Bizarrely, this is one of Lanthimos’ most conventional movies in comparison to both The Lobster and Killing of A Sacred Deer. Yet it still possesses a large range of quirks and is a divergence of the typical historical drama. The stiff and proper setting and costumes is contrasted with characters’ behaviour and dialogue, such as the word “vajuju” being used.

Music

The controversial career path of Azealia Banks

February 6, 2019

However her first album, titled ‘Broke with Expensive Taste’ was not released until two years later in 2014 and at this stage the hype surrounding ‘212’ had all but completely died out, leaving her with only a small remaining fan base to appreciate her new music.

The Hype

Do you hear the people sing at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre?

February 6, 2019

The second the curtains were pulled; the audience knew they were in for a treat. Donnelly’s Val-Jean was nothing less than tremendous giving us a new dimension to the character. The passion and energy in his performance is hard to match for such a young performer.

The Hype

Take a chance on True Crime

February 6, 2019

Conversations are another huge aspect of the true crime podcast. They often feature discussions between reporters and editors covering the case. The journalists casually discuss the case and decide their next moves. This really involves the listener in a way that television or print never could.

The Hype

Jon Snow knows something about Greek Mythology

February 6, 2019

Jon Snow is eventually confronted with these Wildlings, and beholden to his vows, infiltrates their ranks. However, he meets a manifestation of benevolent Chaos, in the Wilding, Ygritte. She tempts him away from his vows and tests his honour with wild and passionate love.

The Hype

Brian Eno’s 77 Million Paintings

February 6, 2019

77 million paintings is an example of generative art. This is art that has been created in part or in whole by something that is not human.