Flux

The Weeknd mourns past relationships in new album

April 18, 2018

The 21-minute-long album is a breakup album, exploring the love and loss, where at times The Weeknd seems to be pleading for a chance to reignite a lost bond and at others simply acknowledging a loss and looking for blame to place.

Articles

Ready Player One novel falls flat

April 4, 2018

You could debate for days about book to movie adaptations. Ernest Cline’s ‘Ready Player One’ leaps from pages to the silver screen in Ireland on March 30th, a release that is highly anticipated due to

Style

Is Ballet an under appreciated art?

April 4, 2018

Ballet itself is an artform, with the human body being used in a similar manner to that of the paintbrush of an artist or the voice of a singer; conveying passion, grace, elegance and physical

Music

George Ezra’s ‘Staying at Tamaras’

April 4, 2018

English singer George Ezra released his first album in 2014, immediately receiving high-praise and reaching number one in the UK charts. Though he’s 24, his deep and rich voice makes it hard to believe he is anything

Articles

The Wombats at the Academy

April 4, 2018

Last month, the Wombats took to The Academy to give Irish fans a night to remember. The band’s long awaited show was extremely well received, an obvious fact made clear by the large audience that

Books

The dramatic poetry of award-winning Leonita Flynn

April 4, 2018

Last month, poet Leonita Flynn won the Irish Times Poetry Now award for her collection ‘The Radio’. Previous winners such as Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Sinéad Morrissey and Caitríona O’Reilly show that she is up

Television

The rise of tv dating shows

April 4, 2018

Love is something we all want to find. It is also something we want to watch people find. We love a good love story. This, perhaps, is one of the fundamental reasons for the huge

The Hype

Behind the artist: Sarah Bahbah

March 21, 2018

Artist and photographer Sarah Bahbah embraces a style of coming-of-age art that appeals to the Instagram generation through narrative images of self-expression, portraying an overall message of female empowerment.

The Hype

Legally Blonde brings glam to the Bord Gais theatre

March 21, 2018

In 2001, Reese Witherspoon captured the hearts of many with her portrayal of Elle Woods in the hit movie, Legally Blonde. It’s a timeless tale – fast forward seventeen years later and its message of

Features

The age old question; Marvel or DC?

March 21, 2018

There are not many rivalries that generate internet drama like the Marvel versus DC debate. Hardcore fans are ready to lay down their lives on their keyboards to defend their favourite franchise, and discussions escalate

The Hype

Rejjie Snow at the Olympia

March 21, 2018

Rejjie Snow is an Irish rap sensation that has put Ireland on the map for rap and hip-hop.  Alexander Anyaegbunam, more popularly known as Rejjie Snow, has blown up in the past few years internationally

Features

The rise of film musicals

March 21, 2018

Movie musicals weren’t born in the last few years, but they have certainly returned to glory in this decade and seized the national spotlight in recent years.

Film

Saoirse Ronan soars in Ladybird

March 21, 2018

Ladybird is a coming of age film about love, heartbreak, friendship and family. It is a semi-autobiographical comedy written and directed by Greta Gerwig.

The Hype

Irish authors to keep an eye on

March 21, 2018

The Irish literary community was recently devastated by the loss of the brilliant award-winning author Emma Hannigan after her battle with cancer. Emma was an ambassador for Breast Cancer Ireland and a very popular novelist

The Hype

An exploration into post rock

March 21, 2018

Tell someone your favourite genre is Post Rock and prepare to be met with a raised eyebrow and a quizzical stare. It gets worse if you tell them your favourite album is ‘The Fear is

Film

‘The Shape of Water’ flows perfectly

March 7, 2018

The latest movie directed by the critically acclaimed Guillermo Del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) weaves a deeply intricate fairy tale into a very unusual love story.