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Soapbox – Under the Influence

I have a secret to admit; and it’s a dirty one. I once bought something because of an Instagram ad. In retrospect, I shouldn’t be...

Otwo Alumni Corner – Katie Devlin

Katie Devlin, Fashion Editor Vol. XXIII, reflects on her time in UCD and how working with Otwo led her to a new life in...

Boys Boys Boys

Maeve Conway reviews a new milestone of makeup for men. Last month, French fashion powerhouse Chanel launched their first ever makeup range designed for men, Boy...

The Runway Rundown

Shane Cullen reviews the drama and dresses at this year's New York Fashion Week. Heels were flying earlier this month as the stars and stylists gathered...

Your Essential Summer Festival Roundup

Cormac Lehnen recounts all the music events from the summer, that you might have missed. As you may have noticed from the recent onslaught of...

The Crown Jewels of Netflix Originals

 With Netflix dominating our screens, Jack Knowles takes a look at the best of their original productions. Netflix’s original content in recent years...
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Quick Quesadilla

The passage into student life comes the saddening realisation that you may not be able to keep up the habit of treating yourself to...

Krypton is sending their best

The concept of Superman, at its core, is that of a god. He is a supernatural, infallible being who protects and serves humanity at...

Crazy Rich Asians: A shiny, dazzling film

Director: Jon M. Chu Starring: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan and Awkwafina   This film is just brilliant. Through the cast’s stellar performance, the film offers...

REVIEW: Christine and the Queens- ‘Chris’

There’s no other musician quite like Christine and the Queens. Technically a solo music group, Christine and the Queens attracted considerable mainstream attention back...

Arts & Literature

Krypton is sending their best

The concept of Superman, at its core, is that of a god. He is a supernatural, infallible being who protects and serves humanity at...

Poetry: Boyfriend Material

starboy baby tied down with string cell block wrap around porch try not to float away starboy, baby feet cant touch the ground cuz itll skin you raw to the...

Gig Guide: Dublin Fringe Festival

Epoch – 9-23 September - 2 Curved Street – Free Entry Ayesha Ahmad brings her first solo installation to Temple Bar. Open from 12-6pm daily,...

Femme fatale tropes throughout history

In classical literature, the capabilities of women are often undermined through the misogynist structures in which they live. Femininity is often used as a...

The Feminist Resistance and the Modern Dystopia

The model of a dystopia is that of a bleak grey world of tortured, bound souls, ruled by cruel authoritarian powers. Dystopian societies are...

Cinematic retelling: Keeping history alive

History has always been written by the victors. Almost every single battle, competition and rivalry has been documented on film at this point. Usually...

Film & Television

The Crown Jewels of Netflix Originals

 With Netflix dominating our screens, Jack Knowles takes a look at the best of their original productions. Netflix’s original content in recent years...

Crazy Rich Asians: A shiny, dazzling film

Director: Jon M. Chu Starring: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan and Awkwafina   This film is just brilliant. Through the cast’s stellar performance, the film offers...

The Best of Cinema from around the Globe

Shruti Shukla brings you through some fantastic films from all over the globe that you might have missed. Slavoj Žižek called cinema “the ultimate...

Hi, are you still watching?

Robert Burke investigates whether binge-watching is ruining the spectacle of television. Short attention spans. One of the traits that our generation is branded with,...

The Nun: Jump scares as old as Catholicism

Director: Corin Hardy Starring: Taissa Farmiga, Demián Bichir, Jonas Bloquet and Bonnie Aarons   The third installment of the famed The Conjuring franchise, The Nun, serves as...

Who’s that hiding in the shadows? The brilliance of supporting characters

Emma Kiely explores the increasing popularity of the characters who live just outside the spotlight. Mickey and Minnie, Kate and Leo, Ryan Gosling and Emma...

Review: The Meg

Director: Jon Turteltaub. Starring: Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Cliff Curtis.   With the lowest track record of any type of monster film, audiences...

Hidden Actors

Emma Kiely looks at the careers of those actors who are trying to find the light they deserve. There are millions of actors in the...

Bury Your Gays

For a long time, there has been an epidemic tearing through TV shows made for “Hip Young People.” This trope has not gone unnoticed...

Music

Your Essential Summer Festival Roundup

Cormac Lehnen recounts all the music events from the summer, that you might have missed. As you may have noticed from the recent onslaught of...

REVIEW: Christine and the Queens- ‘Chris’

There’s no other musician quite like Christine and the Queens. Technically a solo music group, Christine and the Queens attracted considerable mainstream attention back...

A eulogy to Hangar

Kristen Bell pays homage to what was a staple of Dublin nightlife, Hangar.   Unbeknownst to many, Dublin lost yet another cultural Mecca this summer to...

This Month In… 1997

On 6th September, Sir Elton John performed Candle in the Wind at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales. The song was originally written...

Gig Guide: September

WOODEN SHJIPS – 18 SEPTEMBER – WHELAN’S   With fuzzy guitar riffs and soft vocals sung from behind impressive beards, Portland-based quartet Wooden Shjips will...

Modern Classics: Tame Impala – Currents

Exploring Tame Impala's album 'Currents,' Ciarán Busby explains why this album deserves the title of 'Modern Classic.' Tame Impala produced an astonishing record in the...

Games

Will Life is Strange 2 challenge its predecessor’s progress?

With the release of Life is Strange 2 at the end of the month, Ash Gomez raises concerns about how the title will fit...

In defense of Fortnite

Investigating the latest trend that people love to hate, Ash Gomez argues that Fortnite does not deserve to be the target of everyone’s annoyance. Undoubtedly,...

Violent Video Games and Aggression: The Never-ending Controversy

Do violent video games lead to acts of violence or is the controversy just a “moral panic?” Aoife Muckian details the history of the...

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