Flirting With Femininity: Genderless Fashion and the Male Icons of Rock ‘n Roll

It is no secret that the fashion industry has been gradually reconstructing itself in recent seasons, particularly in terms of the categories of menswear and womenswear. Following countless headlines being dedicated to the question of gender identity, it is only natural that the industry is following suit. With hugely respected designers re-imagining time-honoured traditions related to what men and women should and should not wear, … Continue reading Flirting With Femininity: Genderless Fashion and the Male Icons of Rock ‘n Roll

The Pittsburgh Massacre: A Symptom of Trump’s Diseased America

There aren’t many who are familiar with the shooting of Neal S. Rosenblum, a 24-year-old Rabbinical student who died after being shot five times on his way home from evening prayer in 1986. Two years passed without any suspects in his murder until a cellmate of a man called Steven M. Tielsch came forward, revealing that Tielsch had been bragging about killing a Jew. It … Continue reading The Pittsburgh Massacre: A Symptom of Trump’s Diseased America

Clasped Palms for Dislocating Steel

Don’t play with something moderately platonic- If so, we’ll make it somewhat iconic- More so, the cries are primarily catatonic- If so, we’ll drip some purple-trimmed-tonic- Quite so, this room screams chronic-sonic- Tripped toes echo neck-jaw growls of something quite ironic- Quite now, I think I’ll make a pact with something wonderfully entropic, I don’t know, I may have slightly gone off topic. Icky. I … Continue reading Clasped Palms for Dislocating Steel

The Disappearance of Tina Satchwell

Roisin O’Donnell takes a fresh look at the disappearance of Tina Satchwell, who went missing from her home in Youghal, Co. Cork, in March 2017. In March 2017, 45 year-old Tina Satchwell seemed to vanish from her home in Youghal, Co. Cork. She left behind her husband, her two dogs and an air of mystery that had captured the nation. Of course, this disappearance, like … Continue reading The Disappearance of Tina Satchwell

The Image Book Review: Cork Film Festival

Ave Imperator, morituri te salutant! – Hail the emperor, we who are mortal salute you! – should be written on every ticket for The Image Book, the newest film by the god of cinema himself: Jean-Luc Godard. (I examined my ticket very closely, by the way, but could not find it even in the smallest print.) Jean-Luc Godard, who turns 88 this December, is a … Continue reading The Image Book Review: Cork Film Festival

The Grinch Review: Cork Film Festival

November means it’s the magical time of the year again. Of course I am talking about Cork Film Festival however if you thought that I meant Christmas and your a little disappointed, then I urge you to read on I may just have a little festive surprise for you. Last Saturday morning I had the pleasure of attending a pre-screening of Illumination Studios brand new … Continue reading The Grinch Review: Cork Film Festival

Mapplethorpe review: Cork Film Festival

Mapplethorpe was shown in the Gate Cinema as part of Cork Film Festival 2018. Deputy Entertainment Editor Julie Crowley went to the screening. Mapplethorpe is a biopic which chronicles the last twenty years in the life of artist and photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. It is directed by Ondi Timoner, who previously directed documentaries DIG! and We Live in Public. Timoner and Mikko Alanne co-wrote the screenplay. … Continue reading Mapplethorpe review: Cork Film Festival