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.

Music

The global domination of K-Pop

February 6, 2019

Korean culture has becoming globally popular in the past 10 years and have hit the charts many times especially groups such as BTS and the Wonder Girls who essentially had the first massive hit in 2009 with “Nobody” which was released in four different languages.

Lifestyle

Getting thrifty with Swifty

December 12, 2018

From country singer to global goddess, Taylor Swift’s style has dramatically changed, just like her music. She has come a long way since (insert ex-boyfriends name here) and throughout the years she has been pictured

The Hype

The significance of album artwork for music

December 12, 2018

Most people will be able to recognise white squiggly lines set against a black t-shirt and instantly know that it is a piece of Joy Division fan merchandise, or even just a t-shirt you wear to make people think that you know that you have a superior taste in music to them.

Film

You’re a nice one, Mr. Grinch

December 12, 2018

The Grinch is a lovable anti-hero compared to his successors in Illumination’s rendition of the classic Christmas film. The film opened in cinemas on November 9th and will run over the Christmas period. It was

Books

The story of Jaqueline Wilson

December 12, 2018

Although, Jaqueline Wilson is not exactly like your typical children’s author. She deals with darker subject matters than other children’s books, straying away from fantasies about fairies or stories about a troublesome child who torments his younger brother. Wilson’s stories explored themes such as broken families, domestic abuse, mental illnesses, and the foster care system.

Music

The unpredictability of Ms Lauryn Hill

December 12, 2018

Hill is not one to shy away from a bit of preaching. She closed the show with a reminder to “spread that vibration with love,” a sentiment echoed various times throughout. “We can resonate the frequency of love,” she said earlier in the performance.

Music

Best album of the year: No Shame by Lily Allen

December 12, 2018

Allen lures her listeners in even more with the soft childlike tone she uses throughout the album which juxtaposes the strong adult topics she is singing about and the subtle electronic dance sound in the background, making her latest collection of music truly unique.

Books

Michelle Obama tells her inspirational story in new book

December 12, 2018

While working for a Chicago based law firm, Sidley & Austin, she met her future husband, Barack Obama. She describes the early days of their relationship of how she would refer to him as an “exotic geek” and later described him as a unicorn. It is evident they formed an unbreakable bond from their initial meeting.