Television

Will Black Mirror’s choose-your-own-adventure episode create a trend?

October 17, 2018

The concept of ‘choose your own adventure’ has been tried and tested for years in video games and has found to be very successful. Generally referred to as roleplaying games or RPGs, players are taken on a journey from building their own character to choosing how they handle difficult situations and how their decisions ultimately change their character’s fate.

Film

Lady Gaga soars in A Star is Born

October 17, 2018

What truly elevates ASIB compared to its modern rivals is surprisingly simple. They casted people who could actually sing.

Television

South Park’s season premiere critique’s artificially “woke”

October 17, 2018

Cartman is a parody of the typical ‘Woke’ individual. He engages in insincere virtue signalling to prove that he is not a racist, despite having not said anything racist. Paradoxically, his reduces Token to his race identity by assuming that all black people think collectively.

Music

Lil Wayne returns with Tha Carter V

October 17, 2018

The redemption from this is undeniable though as Wayne drops Uproar, a diss track fuelled with a fiery passion. Sampling the beat from ‘Special Delivery’ by G-Dep, Wayne tells his enemies to beware of him. Many are speculating that the biggest enemy in question is Birdman, CEO of Cash Money records with whom Wayne had the legal battle.

The Hype

A visit to Roderic O’Conor and The Moderns

October 17, 2018

Similarly, one can see how O’Conor begins to discard the styles of Impressionism. Instead, he focuses on the emotions that pervade a painting and how that can change its direction. Within this room, we can see when O’Conor truly embarks into Post-impressionism territory alongside Gauguin.

Film

Review: A Simple Favour

October 17, 2018

The film is reminiscent of the thriller “Gone Girl” and has enough to fill viewers expectations. Emily won’t answer Stephanie’s calls or text messages so Stephanie takes to her blog to begin investigating Emily’s sudden disappearance.

Television

What reality shows have the X Factor?

October 3, 2018

There is one tanned and collagen filled outlier known as Love Island, which dominated the last couple of summers, consistently smashing ITV2 rating records.

The Hype

The problem with authors meddling with their finished works

October 3, 2018

The beauty of the arts is that it allows its audience to interpret concepts in whatever manner they wish to. It inspires creativity, what happens after the story ends is up to the reader to imagine. By telling a story, you are allowing others to interpret it in whichever way they wish to

The Hype

Atelier des Lumières lights up the art scene

October 3, 2018

When the light flashes and suddenly all paintings have diminished, the audience is met with the stark reminder that they have been walking around a grey room. The projectors had given the illusion that they had been on an ethereal adventure.

The Hype

Exploring the world of Instagram poetry

October 3, 2018

This generations ‘instapoets’ are a breath of fresh air for an artform that seemed to be dying. Many young people can no longer relate to the heavy poetry of the likes of John Keats of whom they may have studied laboriously throughout their secondary school education.

Music

A look into Hozier’s latest EP, Nina Cried Power

October 3, 2018

The grammy nominee isn’t one to shy away from sharing his political and cultural views, especially in his recent EP. In the song “Nina Cried Power”, the track draws on protest music from the American civil rights movement.

Music

Arctic Monkeys storm the 3 Arena

October 3, 2018

Each song was intertwined brilliantly with the one that came before it, carrying a smooth transition from either an energetic hit, to a calmer sound. Kicking off with ‘Star Treatment’, the expertise and professionalism of the band shone.

Music

Ross from Friends takes a break at the Button Factory

October 3, 2018

The style of music he creates can be compared to that of other artists such as DJ Seinfield and DJ Boring who seem almost reflective of the 90’s pop culture that these artists would have grown up listening to.

Music

Hip hopping onto centre stage

October 3, 2018

Since then, a huge cultural shift has occurred, a rise in hip-hop and critical interest in pop has meant that many music festivals have had to completely rebrand themselves as the demographic of audiences attending these festivals has changed.

Lifestyle

Overtraining isn’t just for elite athletes?

April 18, 2018

If exercise is good for you, more must be better, right? Everybody can experience burnout at some stage but have you ever thought that overtraining may be prohibiting your overall performance?

Flux

Hudson Taylor “Feel it Again” at the Olympia

April 18, 2018

The show was a mixture of going from the old album to the new one and everyone who was either long-term fans or was new to their music didn’t take their eyes off them from start to finish.

Flux

Wild, Wild Country: a real life horror story

April 18, 2018

A small town called Antelope, closest to the site of the Rajneesh ranch becomes the focal point of conflict in this gripping six-episode docu-series that details charming Bhajwan Shree Rajneesh and his flamboyant followers.

Flux

This Summer’s sizzling hot festivals

April 18, 2018

Malahide Castle will host acts ranging from rock and roll to disco soul including LCD Soundsystem and Lykke Li on June 5th, Kodaline on June 8th, Gorillaz on June 9th, Liam Gallagher on June 15th and Nile Rodgers and Chic and Craig David on June 16th.