Magazine

Orwell’s 1984, As Read by an Arts Student and a Science Student

As sales of the book continue to soar, we consider what lessons can be gleaned from its study of control and propaganda when read through the arts and science.
By Orla Howells and Tim Suits

Horse-Fat-Fried Friets, Chocolate and Giants in Antwerp, Belgium’s Regal Hidden Gem

As Europe's second-largest port city, Antwerp has a rich and layered history that combines the art of Ruben with legends of giants cutting off hands.
By Arianna Schardt

All the Questions You Wanted to Ask About Irish Sex Shops

As the sex positivity movement reaches a new height of popularity, Ireland's sex industry seems to lag behind. We speak with Sex Siopa and US-based Babeland about why this is so.
By Arianna Schardt

Foil Arms and Hog on its Steady Rise Up the Comedy Ranks

Known for its viral videos on US immigration and Irish culture, the trio behind Ireland's largest sketch troupe is learning to live with success.
By John Conway

Dissecting the Policies of the Healy-Rae Hive Mind

Michael and Danny Healy-Rae are most often spoken of together, but where do the differences lie between these two unique and controversial politicians?
By Charlotte Ryan

Potatoes, Audrey Hepburn and Titanic: Ireland’s History of Radio

Róisín Power visits Ye Olde Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio and finds a kaleidoscopic collection of memorabilia from Ireland's broadcast history.
By Róisín Power

Diplomacy in Difficult Times: Dublin’s Lord Mayor and Ireland’s Ambassador on Representing Ireland

Dublin’s Lord Mayor and Anne Anderson, Ireland’s Ambassador to the USA, paint their picture of Ireland in today’s uncertain political climate.
By Alex Crean and John Bethell

Politics, Selfies and Low Blows: The Trends of Oscar Hosts Through the Years

With the Oscars taking place tomorrow, Jennifer Wilson looks back on the sometimes fabulous, sometimes disastrous hosts of Academy Awards past.
By Jennifer Wilson

For Your Consideration: Politics and the Oscars

Ahead of the Oscars this Sunday, Dara McWade examines the politics of the Academy and how a winning "narrative" is created for a film.
By Dara McWade

Political Unrest and Illusions of Glory: the Parallels of WB Yeats and the Beatles

Orla Howells explores the striking similarities in inspiration between two cultural icons, and aligns poems by Yeats with songs of the Beatles.
By Orla Howells