The Hype

“The 2 Johnnies” return to RTE

March 9, 2022

RTE have announced that “The 2 Johnnies” radio show will return to 2fm on the 14 March in
a statement released on Monday.
The show was taken off air last week following the controversy surrounding comments they
had made in a video posted to social media from “The 2 Johnnies” podcast.

The Hype

Artists remove their art from the National Gallery of Ireland

March 9, 2022

The National Gallery of Ireland (NGI), located in Merrion Square, Dublin has awarded a catering contract to the American Company, Aramark, for a three-year term. Aramark has gained controversy in recent years as it was revealed that they profit from Direct Provision in Ireland, which many find unacceptable.

Music

Brand new Night & Day Festival lineup announced

March 9, 2022

The Zutons, Villagers, John Grant and Orla Gartland will headline the first ‘Night & Day’
music festival which will take place in September in Clonalis House, Castlerea.
The lineup, which was announced at a launch event last week at The Workman’s Club in
Dublin, will also feature The Mary Wallopers, Cathy Davey, Moxie, Alana Henderson, Paddy
Dennhey, Columbia Mills, Amy Montgomery and Soda Blonde.

Articles

Four Binge Worthy Books

March 9, 2022

In the run up to World Book Day, Kathleen Keane discusses some books she just couldn’t put down.

Music

Longitude Festival- What to expect

February 16, 2022

Two years without scouring the internet for the ‘it’ outfit as well as dousing yourself in glitter and heading out into the sun with your friends to have a boogie to some of your favourite artists, we can finally all let out that deep breath we’ve been holding for way too long.

Music

Mitski dances with dread on Laurel Hell

February 16, 2022

Already one of the most celebrated indie rock songstresses of the past decade, Mitski’s star has risen even further since the release of her critically acclaimed 2018 record Be The Cowboy, picking up an even bigger audience thanks to many of her songs garnering popularity on TikTok.

Film

The Eyes of Tammy Faye Review: Sex, Drugs, and The Almighty Dollar

February 16, 2022

The Eyes of Tammy Faye is a scandalous yet darkly comedic biopic that depicts the rise and fall of the Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, two of America’s most infamous televangelists. We follow the pair as they build their media empire from nothing, spreading the word of God to televisions across America whilst also lining their pockets with the donations of their easily manipulated viewers.

Books

100 Years of Ulysses

February 16, 2022

Ulysses was published on February 2nd, 1922 in Paris by Parisian bookseller, Sylvia Beach
who owned the world renowned Shakespeare and Company bookshop.

Articles

The Life and Work of French Designer Thierry Mugler

February 2, 2022

The death of iconic fashion designer Manfred Thierry Mugler was announced Sunday, triggering an outpouring of condolences from celebrities and many from the fashion world who remembered the 73-year-old as an icon.

Television

After Life review: Ricky Gervais’ grief-com ends

February 2, 2022

Ricky Gervais created a show that grips you through it’s mundane depiction of everyday life, it’s agonizing depiction of the motions of grief with an added sprinkle of dark, cynical humour. Shows of this caliber are far and few between.

Film

‘The House’ is haunting

February 2, 2022

The House is the most unique Netflix Original film to arrive on the streaming platform in recent memory. A haunting stop-motion anthology, the film is home to plenty of spooks, laughs, and long, shadowy hallways.

Television

Why It’s Okay not to Watch Euphoria

January 22, 2022

When you think back on your formative years, do you think editorial eyewear, cinematic realism and couture school outfits? Yeah, me neither. However, this does not mean the entirety of Euphoria should be up for quick dismissal.

Film

What Are Your Favorite Christmas Films?

November 24, 2021

Christmas is approaching, which means it is time to put on your pajamas, make yourself a hot chocolate, turn on Netflix and watch some iconic Christmas films.

The Hype

My Therapist Ghosted Me – Ireland’s Podcast Obsession

November 24, 2021

Beyond the obsession with Pret a Manger, Vogue’s family and Joanne’s sex life, the ‘My Therapist Ghosted Me’ podcast is really a tale of two best friends and their tendency to make their audience (and themselves) gasp for air laughing while ripping each other to shreds.

Film

Eternals- An Ambitious Yet Flawed MCU Epic

November 24, 2021

Eternals is the riskiest MCU movie in years, but also one of the most ambitious. It is Disney’s latest attempt to recreate their past successes at bringing long-forgotten comic book characters to mainstream audiences, much like they did with the once unknown Guardians Of The Galaxy.