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Geneva Pattison

Review: Hannibal

Whilst it’s odd sometimes to comprehend, people have always been incredibly interested in the strange and unusual in the world. It’s our natural human curiosity at play. We follow the stories of mass murderers and cult leaders like they’re the…

Jameson Film Festival: Review and Special Picks

The Jameson Film Festival finished on the 29th of March with a spectacular final day full of impressive films, enchanting guests, and tired but satisfied volunteers and staff. The festival which is Ireland’s premier film festival has had a massively…

Literature since the Time of Cholera: Celebrating Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The 17th of April marks the first anniversary of the death of Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The journalist turned novelist received the Nobel prize for literature in 1982 for his novels and literary works. Throughout his career in journalism,…

Self Publishing: Another Way

Last time I spoke of Agents, Publishers, and Editors. I neglected to talk about self-publishing for a number of reasons. It takes some explaining to properly explore all the intricate facets of self-publishing. It has both positives and negatives in…

An Interview with UCD playwright James Cooney

Interviewed by: Geneva Pattison.   What inspires you to write and how have you incorporated it into your work? I was inspired to write because I saw a lot of plays put on in UCD dramsoc that I really enjoyed…

Murder in Suburbia: A review of Don Cameron’s Marked Off

A murder mystery set against the backdrop of calm residential life in Booterstown, Marked Off leads us on a trail of corruption as we follow Detective Danny O’Neil in the hunt for a sadistic killer. Dead ends and false leads…

The Extraterrestrial and Potent Art of Takashi Murakami

Takeshi Murakami is a Japanese contemporary artist. Murakami dapples in fine art media; sculpture, paintings, fashion and animation. A graduate of Tokyo University of the Arts, he majored in the traditional Japanese art of Nihonga. The founding member of the…

ENEMY: A DVD Review.

Jake Gyllenhaal and director Denis Villeneuve collaborated on two projects in 2013 — the psychological thriller Enemy and the highly successful Prisoners. Despite being shot first, Enemy only received a limited release in the U.S. early last year, some months…

Ideas, Crafting Plots, and Killing Characters.

The Wordsmith’s Apprentice takes us through a few more of the processes to consider whilst writing novels and tells us what it was like channelling his inner serial character killer or inner George R.R Martin rather… Lots of people think…

Confessional Poetry: Sylvia Plath’s Colossus

I reject the idea that Sylvia Plath – any Confessional poet, diagnosis actually – is not worthy of the same level of respect and admiration as any other poet. Confessional poetry is the most personal, the most real and raw…

The Interview: Was it worth the hype?

Shortly before Christmas Sony Entertainment caused massive controversy with the new James Franco and Seth Rogan collaboration, check The Interview. The premise of the film revolves around an American talk show host and his ambitious producer who are given the…

Introducing, the Wordsmith’s Apprentice

An aspiring novelist invites us into his world to gain some insight on his own writing expedition. This is his story.   Nine months ago I embarked on the most arduous endeavour of my life to date. No I did…