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Review of Unapologetic by Rihanna

November 28, 2012

Worldwide superstar Rihanna is currently dominating global charts with “Diamonds,” the first single from her brand new album Unapologetic. “Diamonds” is Rihanna’s fastest-shipping single of her career to date and also her fastest growing airplay

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Review of Trois Mondes

November 28, 2012

It was the promise of seeing a film set in Paris that made me choose Three Worlds from the IFI French Film Festival programme last week. I wanted a typically French story, the kind which

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Review of ¡Uno! by Green Day

November 28, 2012

Green Day’s anticipated new album ¡Uno! is proving to be of the same high standard that their other nine albums have had. Green Day first came to international recognition in 1994 with their first album

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Review of Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2

November 28, 2012

2012 really did become the end of the world, when doomsday arrived for ‘Twi-hards’ everywhere. The much anticipated final installment of the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn Part 2, arrived in cinemas last weekend. Hopes for

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Part of the Community

November 14, 2012

Quite often, Facebook feeds reference a little-known show called Community, praising its quirky style, clamouring for its survival in the competitive world of U.S. network television and dismissing the top brass at its American distributor

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Benjamin Francis Leftwich – The night I became a hipster.

November 14, 2012

I’m not particularly cool. I don’t wear creepers, thick-rimmed glasses or have t-shirts with the faces of bands emblazoned on the front. Wearing oversized shirts and granny cardigans don’t make me look unique and alternative;

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Review of Alt J – An Awesome Wave

November 14, 2012

If you like songs about cigarettes and alcohol then Alt-J probably aren’t the band for you. The alternative indie pop four-piece from Cambridge are almost anti-Oasis in their musical approach, with songs about war photographers

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Review: Calvin Harris – 18 Months

November 14, 2012

Calvin Harris is back with album 18 Months following his 3 year departure. When I say back, I stray slightly from reality; he’s been blasting through nightclub speakers and radios alike for the past two

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The Hype

The only way to keep warm this winter

November 14, 2012

Too early? Never. With Halloween out of the way, there’s no excuse for everything not to begin to look a lot like Christmas and as usual Dublin will be ringing in the festive season in

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Flux talks to Pat Byrne

November 14, 2012

With his gravelly vocals, penchant for Springsteen covers and skill with a guitar, it was easy to see why every Voice of Ireland mentor wanted Pat Byrne on their team. The obvious winner from the

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Luke and Eimear’s Super Special Favourites

November 14, 2012

Vintage Cocktail Bar An establishment has to be pretty darn stellar for us to feel bad about smuggling a naggin/shoulder/ingeniously concealed bottle of wine in, and the shiny new VCC is one such establishment. Styled

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Review of The Sapphires

November 14, 2012

Director Wayne Blair’s The Sapphires is a comedy drama set in 1968. It is inspired by the true story of writer Tony Briggs’ mother Laurel Robinson, and aunt, Lois Peeler, who travelled to Vietnam to

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Review of Kylie Minogue – The Abbey Road Sessions

November 14, 2012

With The Abbey Road Sessions, pop diva Kylie Minogue has hung up her trademark gold hot-pants in favour of a more sophisticated sound The album has been released to mark the Australian singer’s twenty-fifth year

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Valerie talks to Ham Sandwich

November 14, 2012

Ham Sandwich: that band with the silly name. Still, it’s definitely not forgettable. Formed in 2003, the band have worked considerably hard since then to ensure the name Ham Sandwich stays in our heads. Their

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Review of Argo

November 14, 2012

In his third film as director, Ben Affleck presents the incredible true story of the Set in Iran in 1979. As the US embassy in Iran falls to a mob of Ayatollah-supporting students, six officers

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One Hot Minute: Valerie talks to The Minutes

October 31, 2012

Mark Austin sounds a little bit worse for wear. The lead singer and rhythm guitarist of The Minutes, a Dublin rock band that have been slowly making a name for themselves over the last six

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Girls Aloud: Back for good, or for good money?

October 31, 2012

So Girls Aloud are back together then? Sorry, correction, they never actually split up in the first place, did they? They were just “taking a break to focus on solo projects”. Cheryl Cole had her

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Top Three Stephen King adaptations

October 31, 2012

Stephen King is an undisputed legend of horror literature. Many of his books have been adapted for the big screen. Here, in no particular order, are three of King’s scariest stories. The Shining “Here’s Johnny…”

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9 Crow Street

October 31, 2012

9 Crow Street is Emma Fraser, Dean Ryan McDaid and Melissa McDermott. Started in December 2010, perched on the corner of their namesake, 9 Crow Street quickly developed a reputation for its deadly vintage clothes,

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My search for the perfect Hallowe’en Costume

October 31, 2012

“Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girl can say anything”, to paraphrase Mean Girls (I’m dead original, me). Now, I’m a lady,

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Luke and Eimear’s Special Favourites

October 31, 2012

Luke Reilly and Eimear Shannon run down the things that have provided them with joy ‒maximum joy. Workmans does Karaoke The Workman’s Club has become Dublin’s own X Factor stage. We all get that feeling,

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Divine Hammer: Horror films from the 50s and 60s

October 31, 2012

If there’s one thing that Halloween is incomplete without, it’s a good rip-roaring monsterfest. Today’s modern horror films tend to lean more towards the psychological and the symbolic and at worst lean towards the bare