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Dreams and Nightmares: The Children’s Books Ireland annual conference

Children’s Books Ireland is the national children’s books organisation of Ireland, whose aim is to engage young people with books through a variety of...

Soapbox – The Bus Chatter

My friend and I were travelling on the bus, seated on those high chair style seats that give you that distinct ‘public transport power...

Alumni Corner – Patrick Kelleher, Pretty in PinkNews

Former Deputy Editor Patrick Kelleher shares his University Observer experience and reflects on his career since then. I started writing for the University Observer as...

“The Importance of Being Earnest” is an impassioned beginning to DramSoc’s year

UCD DramSoc’s The Importance of Being Earnest opened their season on Wednesday the 26th September, and if this production is anything to go by...

Rihanna’s building an empire. What of it?

It’s been a year since Rihanna founded Fenty Beauty and the brand is only getting stronger. Adam Lawler celebrates the past and potential future...
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Spotlight: Noah Centineo – The new prince of Netflix

Victoria Keane explores Netflix's new poster boy Noah Centineo's sudden rise to fame.

The apolitical nature of popular theatre

In 2015, the theatre community was hit with a revolutionary musical that changed the way people were looking at theatre. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton sold...

Fendi meets Fila

Clara Brannigan reviews the new wave of luxury sportswear. The Fendi x Fila collaboration is something still worth talking about. Fendi, the luxury Italian brand...

An ode to storytelling: Narrative-driven games

In an era where Fortnite seems to rule the gaming landscape, it is easy for many to forget the sheer importance of story-driven games....

Arts & Literature

Dreams and Nightmares: The Children’s Books Ireland annual conference

Children’s Books Ireland is the national children’s books organisation of Ireland, whose aim is to engage young people with books through a variety of...

“The Importance of Being Earnest” is an impassioned beginning to DramSoc’s year

UCD DramSoc’s The Importance of Being Earnest opened their season on Wednesday the 26th September, and if this production is anything to go by...

The apolitical nature of popular theatre

In 2015, the theatre community was hit with a revolutionary musical that changed the way people were looking at theatre. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton sold...

Make some noise for the library

With technology growing faster every day, many might think that the library is becoming obsolete. However, there are many reasons why the library, as...

Poetry: an aural art?

Poetry is the language of the soul. A poet, when penning a poem, does not only put down a thought, but their immediate thought,...

Poetry: Poetry

Here they are; My thoughts Marketed as novice literature Who’s to say of their quality? To some, they may be akin To the works of laureates; To others, they...

Film & Television

Spotlight: Noah Centineo – The new prince of Netflix

Victoria Keane explores Netflix's new poster boy Noah Centineo's sudden rise to fame.

Cinema’s greatest villains

Victoria Keane takes a look at cinema’s greatest villains

Movies: Escapism or Connection?

With movies mainly seen as a way to 'switch off', Abby Conroy lets us know that movies go way beyond that.

Review: Smallfoot- A thoughtful addition to children’s films

Ash Gomez reviews the latest film in children's animation.

Review: A Star is Born – A masterclass in directorial debuts

Aoife Mawn tells us why we should be running to the cinema for Bradley Cooper's directorial debut.

Whodunnit? Why we love television detectives

Tara Hanneffy peeks into the alluring world of crime drama to discuss why we are infatuated with their detectives. Everybody loves a good detective show....

A Simple Favor: Entertaining enough for a single viewing

Ash Gomez encourages viewing A Simple Favor, so long as you take it as a simple film. Director: Paul Feig Starring: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry...

The Good Place: Where do we go from here?

The Good Place returns for its third series. William Higgins tells us what can we expect — philosophically — from its new run?    On 27...

Music

The Evolution of Online Music Stars

From reality television shows to open casting calls, in today's modern world there is more than one way to get famous. The rise of...

Forgotten Classics: Tom Waits – Nighthawks at the Diner

Greg Price shines a light on an album he feels did not get the credit it deserved: Tom Waits’ ‘Nighthawks at the Diner’.

Musical Feuds: Reflecting on the complicated relationships of musical royalty

It’s not surprising to see that the world’s musical titans lead lives far more colourful and intense than the rest of us. The rise...

Live Review: Mitski @ the Tivoli Theatre

Around the corner from Vicar Street you’ll find a small venue called the Tivoli, masquerading under the boujee title of “theatre”, but with an...

The stasis and euphoria of Troye Sivan’s “Bloom”

Listening to Bloom, Australian singer Troye Sivan’s sophomore effort released a week after Ariana Grande’s excellent Sweetener, we have to wonder; has pop sucked...

Ariana Grande’s ‘Sweetener’ is a bright light in her darkest year

In the midst of an endlessly grim year for Ariana Grande, Adam Lawler celebrates an album that will endure the void.  Ariana Grande's had a...

Games

An ode to storytelling: Narrative-driven games

In an era where Fortnite seems to rule the gaming landscape, it is easy for many to forget the sheer importance of story-driven games....

Two Point Hospital: In sickness and in wealth

Publisher: SEGA Developer: Two Point Studios Platforms: PC (Windows, Mac, Linux) Release Date: 30 August 2018 Cup of coffee in hand, you look out the window of your...

Layoffs in the games industry tell a tale of companies that do not care

With the recent mass layoffs from Telltale Games in mind, Ash Gomez investigates the culture surrounding the game development industry.  On the 21st of September,...

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