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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…

Writing Diary #3: Agents, Editors, and Publishing

So far we’ve largely talked about the practical side of writing, the crafting of plots, the sculpting of characters, that sort of thing. Unless you are just writing for your own pleasure this is just half the battle. When it…

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…

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

Lovers of cinema come forth as the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival is set to take place this year from the 19th to the 29th of March, with it comes all the excitement that you would expect from Ireland’s premier…

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…

Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman and Re-examining To Kill a Mockingbird

With the news of Harper Lee’s sequel Go Set a Watchman to the literary classic To Kill a Mockingbird, many book nerds shook with excitement. Scout’s story tells us of the racial inequality in the 1930s, as well as how…

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…

Pals: The Irish in Gallipoli

There is a very special exhibition currently going on at the National Museum of Ireland, for sale Collins Barracks. Pals: The Irish in Gallipoli is an intense theatrical performance in which the audience is taken into the lives of the…