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Month: October 2019

The Casual Herbivore: What a plant-based diet does to your body

With students skipping schools to organise climate strikes and millions of people pulling their weight towards saving the environment, there has never been a better time to bring plant-based diets in the limelight.  Back in the day, we staunch vegetarians…

Reviving the Art and Science of Gardening

This photo was taken at Gardens By The Bay, a stunning man-made garden in the Southeast Asian country of Singapore. If you look at the peacock’s plume, you see that it is composed of rows of purple-hued orchids, which also…

Review: Backstage Tour of the Abbey Theatre

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Recently, I was looking up some upcoming live theatre performances on the historic Abbey Theatre’s website. And that was when I discovered the Abbey’s best-kept secret – they conduct backstage tours for a quarter of…

Taking the Men from Menstruation: Period. The End of a Sentence.

★ ★ ★ ★  You might not know it, but last year’s winner of Best Documentary Short Subject at the Oscars is available on Netflix. Period. End of a Sentence is an informative and inspiring short that I am glad…

(Spooky!) Netflix Recommendations

The Haunting of Hill House Series ★ ★ ★ ★ The Haunting of Hill House is a modern Netflix adaptation of the classic Shirley Jackson novel from 1959. This supernatural horror drama will have you absolutely glued to the screen….

Film Review: Joker

★ ★ ★ ★  Director Todd Phillips, most notably known for his work on the Hangover movies, has created a thrilling adaptation of the iconic Batman villain in his ground-breaking new film Joker. However, Phillip’s origin story for the cackling…

Film & TV News

The 4th Annual Wicklow Film Festival took place from the 19th to the 21st of September 2019. The theme for this year’s festival was ‘Turning Points’, with six filmmakers choosing films which impacted both their lives and the formation of…

Upcoming Gigs

More Than Machines October 18th @ 7pm Fibber Magees Experimental Metalcore band More Than Machines will be launching their debut album Paradigm on October 18th at Fibber Magees. Following a successful crowdfunding campaign, More Than Machines are returning to Fibber…

A Crash Course on Travis Scott

In August 2018 Jacques Webster II, better known as Travis Scott, dropped Astroworld. The album propelled the Texas rapper into the upper echelons of music recognition, received positively among fans and critics alike. However, beyond the likes of ‘Antidote’ and…

2016’s Most Underrated Rap Jam: Eversince by Bladee

Eversince is Swedish rapper Bladee’s first album, released in 2016 following his 2014 mixtape Gluee. It’s divisive to say the least – his shaky vocals buried under enough layers of autotune to suffocate a reasonably sized adult are certainly jarring…

Album Review: The Talkies by Girl Band

★ ★ ★ ★  The Talkies is Girl Band’s much anticipated return to the fray after a 4-year hiatus, and it cements their status as one of Dublin’s strongest exports. Abrasive and confrontational, the howling vocals of frontman Dara Kiely…

Album Review: Uknowwhatimsayin¿ by Danny Brown

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Something is happening with rap’s favourite eccentric Danny Brown. His signature screwball flourish of hair is now a no-frills buzz cut, his trademark broken teeth are now pearly whites and he even has his own…