Lifestyle

Budget 2021 sees allocated for the Arts sector

April 1, 2021

A live entertainment support package and an increase in funding to the Arts Council were among the measures announced for the arts and entertainment sector during Budget 2021, a sector that has been one of

Music

Women reign supreme at the 2021 Grammy Awards

March 24, 2021

Beyoncé broke the record for the most Grammys won, bringing her new total to 28 awards after Sunday night. This surpasses the record previously set by bluegrass singer, Alison Krauss.

Television

Tiger King dominates attention during the pandemic

April 13, 2020

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, appeared on our screens on the 20th of March this year. Within a few days, memes started pouring in and Joe Exotic became an internet sensation with over 37,000

Music

The backing track to Dublin City

November 13, 2019

A new wave of young buskers have taken over the streets of Dublin. Competing for peak times and areas could cause busking wars but they are all part of a supportive community, says singer songwriter

Film

It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus

October 30, 2019

As the evenings grow darker and colder, there’s one thing on everyone’s mind – snuggling up with a hot chocolate, and a Halloween movie to ring in the season.

Books

Pippa O’Connor Ormond on living your best life

October 16, 2019

Model, author, mother, wife and successful business woman – Pippa O’Connor Ormond has done it all. A true girl boss. Pippa wrote her first book in 2016. However, in her second book The Pippa Guide:

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.

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.

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.

Film

Creating a good villain is no joking matter

December 12, 2018

“A protagonist and his story can only be as intellectually fascinating and emotionally compelling as the forces of antagonism make them” said Robert McKee, author and story-consultant.

Articles

The atypical portrayals of autism on TV

December 12, 2018

Sheldon himself denies being autistic, stating “My mother had me tested.” And yet: Obsessive behaviors. Social dysfunction. Regressive tendencies. Inability to grasp subtext and sarcasm. Avoidance of physical contact. Anxiety. Scientific savantism.

Film

Stan Lee’s legacy will live on

November 28, 2018

His cameos have become an iconic feature in Marvel movies, a feature that fans of the movies look out for. He has had some memorable lines such as “Are you Tony Stank?” in Captain America: Civil War (2016).