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Film

Review: 13 Reasons Why

April 19, 2017

These days high school drama shows are not hard to find, but they are hard to like. They are usually the same old over-romanticised, over-materialised, over the top crap. However, 13 Reasons Why is different.

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Flux

DCU Drama’s ‘The Breakfast Club’

April 19, 2017

In the wake of DCU Drama winning Best Society, the society’s fifth and final show of the academic year had a big reputation to live up to. It did not disappoint. The second contemporary play

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Film

Review: Between Land and Sea

April 19, 2017

Roaring waves crash against the ragged cliffs. Seagulls sail on wild Atlantic gusts. Tiny black specks paddle across the white foam on their surf boards, only to be heaved over the lip of a towering

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Music

Review: The Chainsmokers – Memories…Do not open

April 19, 2017

‘Closer’ dominated airwaves all over the world last summer, ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ won a Grammy this year for Best Dance Recording and ‘Something Just Like This’ racked up enough sales and downloads to stop

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Features

The Art of Henna

April 19, 2017

Skin is no longer just skin; it is a canvas waiting to be covered by artists and to be appreciated by art enthusiasts. The art of decorating the body has been around for centuries and

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Music

Gorillaz return as Humanz

April 5, 2017

When Gorillaz first began teasing at their new LP with the multimedia story “The Book of Noodle” back in October 2016, it’s doubtful anyone could have predicted the shape their fifth album “Humanz” would take.

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Television

Review – Beauty and the Beast

April 5, 2017

The live action imagining of Beauty and the Beast proved itself to be a tale as old as time, living up to and possibly surpassing the much loved Disney classic. The anticipation of this film

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Music

Festival Line-ups

April 5, 2017

Summer 2017 is set to be an unforgettable festival extravaganza. It’s time to dust off your sunnies, buy some hunzo shorts in Penneys and grab a few Tesco cans. As festival season approaches more and

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Features

How Dublin’s drag scene developed

March 22, 2017

The world of drag is exciting, colourful, fast-paced and unpredictable. Drag appeals to people because it isn’t bound by any defined set of rules, especially when it comes to the portrayal of a gender whether

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Film

Is the blockbuster killing film studios?

March 22, 2017

The smell of heated popcorn kernels fills the nasal cavities as you slowly make your way down a carpeted hall, scanning the doors for a number corresponding with your ticket label. Inside, a flight of

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Music

The Sheer’ madness of the singles chart

March 22, 2017

Turn on the radio, tap open Spotify or flick on the telly- the world has lost its mind once again for the uber successful Ed Sheeran. Having released his third studio album, ‘Divide’, the 26-year

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Film

Review – Logan

March 22, 2017

After seventeen years of playing his career defining character, Hugh Jackman returns as Logan in this grounded, raw and violent new take on Wolverine in his last adventure.

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Music

Review – Lukas Graham at the Olympia

March 8, 2017

Lukas Graham are a pop and soul band from Denmark, but they have Irish roots, making their concert in Dublin extra special. From beginning to end the band engaged with the crowd as if they

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Music

Dublin dreams for Galway’s LAOISE

March 8, 2017

When we think of singer/songwriters with around 11,000 monthly listeners on Spotify we tend not to imagine 20-year-olds still studying in college. LAOISE isn’t like most 20 year olds. Sitting in a quirky city-centre café,

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Music

Skepta and Stormzy – leading Grime’s renaissance

March 8, 2017

When one hears the word grime, we immediately think of Dizzee Rascal, Wiley and Lethal Bizzle – the usual suspects. However, anyone thinking the original prophets of British grime will bring the genre to the

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Music

How Overhead, The Albatross made a Choice-nominated album

March 8, 2017

There’s a soft laugh over the phone. “Yeah, I guess we’re perfectionists in one way,” Stevie Darragh of Overhead, The Albatross tells me. That much is clear. It’s that perfectionism that allowed the Dublin instrumentalists

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Music

The Band/Let It Shine review

March 8, 2017

On Saturday the 25th of February, viewers of BBC talent show ‘Let It Shine’ saw boyband Five To Five be crowned the winners, with each member landing a lead role in Take That singer-songwriter Gary

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Television

Drama makes Riverdale riveting

March 8, 2017

Secrets, lies, heartbreak and family drama – just some of the factors that make up the spine of any teen TV series, and Riverdale is no exception. Almost a year in the making, Riverdale is

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Music

Sussed: Paddy’s Day Club Guide

March 8, 2017

  As everyone knows, it’s our national duty to go out and have fun on March 17th. Avoidance of this sacred tradition is tantamount to high treason. Yet maybe wading through a sea of puke

" The closing scene sees Renton dancing in his boyhood bedroom to “Lust for Life” in an attempt to immortalise the boy who caused all the raucous and you can’t help but want to watch him not choose life all over again."
Film

Review: T2 Trainspotting

February 22, 2017

Choose regret, denial and rekindling old friendships. Twenty years later, Mark Renton (Ewan Mcgregor) returns to Edinburgh following the death of his mother; Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), Begbie (Robert Carlyle) and Spud (Ewen Bremner)

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Film

Sussed: The Oscars’ best pictures

February 22, 2017

After last year’s #OscarsSoWhite controversy sparked outrage on Twitter as well as from the actors themselves, the academy have made an explicit effort to recognise diversity in this year’s films. This can be seen in

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Features

IMMA programme launch

February 22, 2017

The Freud Project at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) will be expanded this year, director of IMMA Sarah Glennie revealed as part of the launch for the 2017 programme. The programme also hosts