Music

The beauty of terrible tunes at Shitenite

March 6, 2019

But why do we love this terrible night? It’s a night where you don’t have to be embarrassed about liking the cheesiest tunes, you should be embarrassed if you don’t know them at Shitenite.

Television

Umbrella Academy, a delightful surprise

March 6, 2019

While 10, hour long episodes allow for plenty of time to explore the newly established world it does become unnecessarily eccentric and drawn out with a few random and unnecessary dance sequences that should have been left out.

Film

The serial flow of true crime documentaries

March 6, 2019

Similar to other entertainment media, there has been an emergence of fandom culture surrounding these Netflix series with people making memes & writing witty tweets about various developments in the cases, which only serve to further the desensitisation of violent crimes.

Film

An ode to Stanley Donen

March 6, 2019

Funnily enough, although a legend, Donen had never won an Academy Award for any of his works. However, in 1998 he received a lifetime achievement “in appreciation of a body of work marked by grace, elegance, wit and visual innovation.”

Music

The money making in misery music

March 6, 2019

The young singer with an old soul has been both commended and criticised for her portrayal of depression and mental illness. Some critics saying she is glamourizing it, almost to the extent of making it cool amongst teenagers.

Articles

The resurrection of Sixto Rodriguez

February 20, 2019

The oppression he faced as a Mexican immigrant heavily influenced his song writing. His soft melodies and thought-provoking lyrics should have made him a star in the US, however, both his albums received underwhelming attention and Rodriguez was dropped.

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The Hype

Breaking down the Oscars

February 20, 2019

BEST PICTURE Bohemian Rhapsody: The nomination of biopic of legendary rockstar Freddie Mercury from the band QUEEN has attracted controversy due to child sexual assault allegations against its first director, Bryan Singer. Although Singer was

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Music

Falling in love with the Big Romance

February 20, 2019

In the face of clubs and pubs shutting down all around the city, The Big Romance is putting life back into Dublin’s music scene with this old school cafe. 

Television

Ted Bundy 30 years on

February 6, 2019

The tapes alone don’t paint the full picture for the audience. Yes, they let them hear his thoughts but it is from the pictures and video footage that they see how he was as a person. The way he acted in court was one prime example of who he actually was.

The Hype

Let me listen to Take That in peace

February 6, 2019

person’s taste in music varies depending on many factors ranging from the type of music they were exposed to from an early age, their personal preference and their life experience.

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.

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.