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Neil Jordan – Breaking the silence from behind the camera

Emma Kiely interviews UCD alumnus and Oscar-winning screenwriter, director and novelist, Neil Jordan.
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‘Rocketman’ through the star shaped lense of a musician: Pete O’Hanlon interview.

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The Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI), a joint venture between the National Library of Ireland and UCD, is due to open its...

Composing ‘Gay Hymns’: An interview with Hatchlings

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Don’t hide yourself awayYou’re worth much more than this.Don’t lock yourself insideI promise that’s not bliss. The world may...

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Poetry: A window into the past, a door to the future.

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Lenny Abrahamson – Philosophy student to Oscar-nominated director

Emma Kiely interviews Oscar-nominated director Lenny Abrahamson.

Neil Jordan – Breaking the silence from behind the camera

Emma Kiely interviews UCD alumnus and Oscar-winning screenwriter, director and novelist, Neil Jordan.

Breaking the fourth wall: Redefining cinematic boundaries

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The formalities of The Favourite (2018)

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Fifty Shades of feeble: Fanfiction on the big screen.

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Audience psychology and cinema

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Love on the small screen: Television’s best couples

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It’s time to talk about Photoshop

Instagram, Facetune, Visage. These are just some of the many apps available from the App Store that can be used to remaster...

From costumes to couture: Queens on the carpet

From hot glue guns and corsets adorned with candyfloss, the lewks that drag queens create have evolved from the themed balls costumes...

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Red Carpet Review: The Oscars 2019

The outfits on the red carpet are arguably the highlight of any awards show and tend to be discussed more than the...

The hands beneath the gloves: looking back on the legacy of Lagerfeld.

If reports are anything to go by, the last Chanel show fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld worked on was a thing of beauty....

Restyled, Remastered

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The Irish Fashion Innovation Awards: a decade of design

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Brexit bop: The never-ending Brexit playlist

Alternative Ulster - Stiff Little Fingers. “Alternative arrangements to the Northern Irish Backstop” is probably my most hated phrase in the Brexit...

‘Rocketman’ through the star shaped lense of a musician: Pete O’Hanlon interview.

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Drinks around the world

Most alcoholic drinks – be it beer, wine, gin, vodka or whiskey – can be made almost anywhere without incurring challenges to...

A student’s guide to Brazilian cooking

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Avant-garde eateries in Dublin

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Cuisines around the world: Vietnam

Vietnamese cuisine is based on a philosophy of balance between the five elements, each of which is described with a different flavour....

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