Music

The Beatles – the band that changed the world forever.

March 30, 2012

Not only were they musicians, they were global trendsetters and cultural icons. They are the best selling band in history, with an estimated one billion records sold, and were each individually named in Time Magazine’s

Features

Cultural awakenings

March 30, 2012

My television viewing habits have taken on a double life recently, as if to confuse me when I suddenly form opinions on things I didn’t know I cared about – like sports. Normally, days in

Features

Literary Death Match

March 30, 2012

by Emma-Louise Hutchinson  Pushing a TV show in LA, mingling with comedians, actors and musicians, and nights spent hosting events in over 40 cities all over the world – it might not sound like the life

Television

Unrealistic Reality

March 13, 2012

Reality television: a straightforward title for a straightforward concept, right? Does what it says on the tin. But how authentic is reality television? The guise of ‘reality TV’ has pretty much been a late 20th

Television

Toddlers, tiaras and terrible TV

March 13, 2012

For anyone going on a J1 to America this summer, you have no idea how insanely jealous I am. This summer is going to be the biggest adventure of your lives, and a lot of

Film

Review: The Vow

March 13, 2012

I’m a lover of chick flicks so naturally I was looking forward to seeing ‘The Vow’. The film stars both Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams, regulars of this genre of film.  Unfortunately, I was slightly

Film

Review: Contraband

March 13, 2012

Mark Wahlberg plays Chris Farraday, a world class smuggler turned family-man that comes out of retirement to pay off a debt owed by his brother-in-law (Caleb Landry Jones). In order to protect his wife (Kate

Music

Review: Roses – The Cranberries

March 13, 2012

Love and longing: Two things Dolores O’Riordan did very well before The Cranberries imploded over 10 years ago. Originally rising on a tide of alternative melancholy-ridden songs, the band soon morphed into a wannabe, stadium

Music

Review: Fun – Some Nights

March 13, 2012

Fun are a band that fuse lots of different genres together, coming up with a sound that is familiar, but not so much that it has bred contempt. Tribal rhythms in the title track, ‘Some

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Features

Interview with Neil Delamre

December 15, 2011

Best known for his presence on The Panel and The Blame Game, Neil Delamere is one of the most well known and loved Irish comedians at the moment.  With his third DVD, Implement of Divilment,

The Hype

Luke Healy writes a romance novel

December 15, 2011

When I was a teenager, my friends and I spent our Friday nights in a book shop. Yeah, we were those guys. While our peers were out drinking €2 cider in a field, we were

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The Hype

Stylists…the new rulers of the fashion world?

December 15, 2011

Katie Clinton Remember the time before stylists ran the fashion world? Maybe I should say, before we knew they ran it? The days when Rachel Zoe wasn’t more recognisable than of her clients and it

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The Hype

October 29, 2011

by Luke Healy The depiction of women in comic books has been a controversial topic for decades. From the Lois Lane comics of the 1960s; where her greatest enemies included weight-gain and ageing; to the

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The Hype

Mad for the shift?

October 12, 2011

By Laura Cronin “Cmere and I shift ya…” If someone utters those five magical words to you, you’ve either landed the love of your life in Coppers, or have run into one of the Rubberbandits

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The Hype

Want more than just a typical cinema outing?

October 12, 2011

I love the cinema. To say cinemas were my second homes this summer would only be exaggerating a little. I love the whole experience; the food, the trailers, even the other people. Sometimes though, the

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The Hype

Autumn/Winter 2011 is more than just knitwear…

October 12, 2011

by Katie Clinton So the ‘Indian Summer’ has come and gone and as I write this I’m looking out at a decidedly wintery evening. There are two positives to the otherwise depressing scene, first there’s

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The Hype

Love or hate it, but the X Factor is back!

October 11, 2011

Love it or hate it, come October everyone is talking about The X Factor. We clamour for information about the finalists, we try to predict who will battle it out in the Sunday night sing-off

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The Hype

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition

September 28, 2011

‘Expected wait time: 2 and a half hours’. That’s longer than your average blockbuster or, as a friend of mine likes to put it, the same as five episodes of Home and Away played back

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The Hype

Blah blah blah

September 28, 2011

This summer I turned 20, which was pretty devastating to me. Dropping the ‘teen’ at the end of my age signalled something that I had feared since I was a child. I was growing up.