The Hype

DCU Drag Race Comes Home

March 2, 2020

Over €5,000 was raised during Rainbow Week. Drag Race contributed a large part to this through ticket sales as the event sold 300 tickets.

Music

The Poppy Enigma

March 2, 2020

YouTube is a platform that can take average people to stardom in a split second, but it is also a haven for odd and disturbing online content. Since its conception in 2005, YouTube has created celebrities like Justin Bieber, Bo Burnham and Carly Rae Jepsen; it’s no wonder people use the platform to launch their careers.

The Hype

The real impact of social media on celebrities

March 2, 2020

In 1997, the media had a hand in the gruesome death of Princess Diana. 23 years later, social media has become one of the most powerful mediums for communication. And while it has its advantages, it has become particularly dangerous, allowing the general public to fuel its ruinous ways.

Music

Miss Anthropocene marks a new era for Grimes

March 2, 2020

Claire Boucher, an artist under the stage name of Grimes, has come a long way since first exploding into the wider public consciousness with 2013’s indie-electro-pop breakout album “Visions”.

Television

The Netflix show proving that love really is blind

March 2, 2020

Netflix’s latest reality show “Love Is Blind” launched on the streaming service on the February 13th as part of a three-week event where the contestants are on the mission to find a spouse.

The Hype

Meet the man behind Billie Eilish’s music

February 17, 2020

Four time Grammy award winner, Finneas O’Connell, has bounced from the background of his little sister’s sky rocketing career and is slowing becoming a star in his own right.

Film

The truth about Who Killed Malcom X

February 17, 2020

The assassination of Malcolm X, has long drawn suspicion from numerous quarters, and that suspicion is only heightened by the release of the new six-part documentary series directed by Rachel Dretzin and Phil Bertelsen titled “Who Killed Malcolm X”.

Music

Emo never died – The subculture making a comeback

February 17, 2020

You might recall a phase that people went through where their fringes covered their eyes, eyes were caked in dark black eyeliner and they wore fingerless gloves everywhere they went. That was what we called the emo phase or subculture. Emo fashion is associated with skinny jeans, studded or sometimes spiked belts and converse.

The Hype

Tony Cantwell breaks out from the internet

February 17, 2020

Despite Storm Ciara battering the west coast, a crowd packed out the Town Hall Theatre in Galway braved the elements to see one of the biggest emerging Irish comedians, Tony Cantwell.The audience assembled at the bar before being called into the auditorium for the first of a line of shows titled “Pure Grá”.

Television

From video games to TV adaptations

February 17, 2020

The release of Netflix’s “The Witcher” was a truly special day for fans of the series. Aside from the initially confusing timeline, the series was a real triumph that managed to stay true to aspects of both the game and the original books by Andrzej Sapkowski.

The Hype

From Broadway to mainstream

February 17, 2020

Ben Platt first stepped on stage as Evan Hansen in 2015. Although Platt had graced the Broadway stage before, playing the main character of “Dear Evan Hansen” gave him recognition and fans world wide. Four years later Platt’s career and music has drastically changed from musical theatre to pop.