The Hype

How we can support our favourite artists and creatives during the pandemic

March 30, 2020

Each day news from Italy brings more horror. With the death toll continually rising, one cannot help feeling lost when contemplating such a tragedy. However, the videos that emerged last week of Italian citizens singing “Bella Ciao” and other traditional songs from their balconies in solidarity with healthcare staff were certainly uplifting.

The Hype

After Hours’ represents toxic love for The Weeknd

March 30, 2020

If you follow The Weeknd on Instagram, you have most likely come across footage of his new album “After Hours” which might have left you wondering what it was all about considering most scenes feature him with a bloody face in the streets of New York.

Music

The Script shine on Sunsets and Full Moons tour

March 16, 2020

From their formation in 2007 to present, there is no doubt that The Script have always been exceptional at engaging with their audience. Each of them exude raw passion for the music they produce, as well as for the fans they endlessly entertain.

Music

JPEGMAFIA’s gigs not for the faint of heart

March 16, 2020

Months after the release of his latest album, “All My Heroes are Cornballs”, JPEGMAFIA arrives at The Academy to thunderous chants of “Peggy”. The sold out gig was packed to the gills, with JPEGMAFIA emerging from the back clad in muay thai shorts and a hoodie, which was quickly taken off.

Film

Netflix shows we lost to the algorithm

March 16, 2020

Netflix algorithms have the miraculous ability to predict what we want to watch. Re-occurring themes in what we choose to watch has a ripple effect on what the streaming service will then recommend. And for the most part, they get it right.

Style

The impacts of fashion pressure

March 15, 2020

Fashion pressure might not seem like a serious concern because of everything going on in the world right now, but it has negative impacts that have been happening for centuries and it’s still happening today. Each season there is something new and trendy that everybody seems to be wearing and naturally, we want it too. Especially in teenagers and young adults, who are still trying to find their fashion sense and personal identities, fashion pressure is most often seen. With the amount of affordable shops following trends of much more expensive ones, some people feel that there is no excuse not to look trendy as you don’t have to spend a fortune.

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.