Gal Metal: a rhythm game that misses too many beats

Publisher: Marvelous USA Inc. Developer: DMM Games Platform: Nintendo Switch Release date: 2 November, 2018 Gal Metal takes what you know about rhythm games from titles like Guitar...

A gathering of book lovers: The annual Dublin Book Festival

The Dublin Book Festival takes place from the 15th to the 18th of November. The festival is in its twelfth year running, each year...

Review: Phaedra’s Love at UCD DramSoc Theatre

Startle and shock are the emotions that brew in your stomach after DramSoc’s production of Sarah Kane’s Phaedra’s Love. Momentarily glued to your seat,...

Modern Classics: La Roux – Trouble in Paradise

In 2018, you'd be forgiven for asking "La Whoux?" The eighties revivalist joy of La Roux entered the scene in 2009 in a cold...

Is there lots to do in Notts?

Nottingham isn’t anyone’s first choice when it comes to visiting England. It doesn’t have any of the hulking attractions of a bigger English city,...

What is Mooju Core?

What does Irish music sound like? We’re not talking about the current musical landscape or specific Irish musicians; what makes music sound Irish? Ireland...
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A link to the past, present, or future: Exploring confusing timelines within video games

Video games, like other artforms, have long placed emphasis on the power of narration. Even in the early days of the 8-bit era games...

Ceol 2018 is the best entry in the series yet

Ceol’s back, but it’s only now that we can say it’s better than ever. For those unaware, Ceol is an annual compilation of songs...

Recipeasy: Pumpkin Spiced Daiquiri

  Ciarán Busby teaches an easy to make cocktail sure to wow your friends at your next cocktail party! What flavours spring to mind when you think...

How cheap scares are ruining the genre of horror games

Picture the scene: the protagonist is dropped into a dark landscape with a relatively simple objective, and failure is met by the sight of...

Arts & Literature

A gathering of book lovers: The annual Dublin Book Festival

The Dublin Book Festival takes place from the 15th to the 18th of November. The festival is in its twelfth year running, each year...

Review: Phaedra’s Love at UCD DramSoc Theatre

Startle and shock are the emotions that brew in your stomach after DramSoc’s production of Sarah Kane’s Phaedra’s Love. Momentarily glued to your seat,...

JK Rowling needs to be stopped

The nature of how literature is written is always changing, as a response to a society that evolves alongside it. This has perhaps never...

Poetry: The Fire

Our love was real and quite the blaze, Though when the fire blew out, I was left in a haze. For I did not see...

Not all boomerangs are created equal

It is a human tendency to hold on to memories and find ways in which to chronicle our lives. Even the earliest people left...

The monster and the soul

Monsters present themselves in literature in all shapes and forms; they may be gruesome looking creatures with gnarled teeth and sharp claws, or they...

Film & Television

Horror Movie Heroes – From The Final Girl to The Chief of Police

Emma Kiely guides us through the horror movie heroes that defended us from the monsters in our wardrobes.

The Greatest TV Show Finales

Anne-Marie Lyons looks back on the greatest closures to our most beloved TV shows.

Rage against the Dying of the Light: The Acting Comeback

Robbie Murphy runs through the history of some of the acting industry's greatest career comebacks.

Spotlight: Lana Condor- A cultural force to be reckoned with

With Hollywood so full of young white faces, Brigid Molloy introduces us to a true talent who is changing the game.

Blast from the past: The Girl Who Knew Too Much (La Ragazza Che Sapeva Troppo)

In this issue's 'Blast from the Past' Jack Knowles takes a look at an Italian classic horror perfect for terrifying Halloween movie nights in.

“Maniac” review: an unlawful killing of potential

There was a major hype surrounding the release of the new Netflix show Maniac in the months leading up to it. With two colossal...

Blast from the Past: The Goodbye Girl – The 70s Rom-com that will make you believe in love again

Emma Kiely looks back on an old classic in the Rom-Com genre.

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

Music

Modern Classics: La Roux – Trouble in Paradise

In 2018, you'd be forgiven for asking "La Whoux?" The eighties revivalist joy of La Roux entered the scene in 2009 in a cold...

What is Mooju Core?

What does Irish music sound like? We’re not talking about the current musical landscape or specific Irish musicians; what makes music sound Irish? Ireland...

Ceol 2018 is the best entry in the series yet

Ceol’s back, but it’s only now that we can say it’s better than ever. For those unaware, Ceol is an annual compilation of songs...

Forgotten Classics: Harvey Danger – Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?

Looking back, the 90s seemed chaotically beautiful. We are regaled of tales of the Britpop wars, whose ashes birthed darker, more sombre tones from...

This Month in… 1983

On 2nd November, Irene Cara releases her album What A Feeling. The album is a departure from her previous R&B focused debut and contains...

Pale Waves Interview: Mental health, mental fans, mental future

Heather Baron-Gracie is a tiny woman with a whole lot of influence. As I arrived at the Academy to have a chat with her...

Games

Gal Metal: a rhythm game that misses too many beats

Publisher: Marvelous USA Inc. Developer: DMM Games Platform: Nintendo Switch Release date: 2 November, 2018 Gal Metal takes what you know about rhythm games from titles like Guitar...

A link to the past, present, or future: Exploring confusing timelines within video games

Video games, like other artforms, have long placed emphasis on the power of narration. Even in the early days of the 8-bit era games...

How cheap scares are ruining the genre of horror games

Picture the scene: the protagonist is dropped into a dark landscape with a relatively simple objective, and failure is met by the sight of...

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