ALYX – Streetwear Gold

    Conor O’Callaghan introduces the streetwear giant ALYX, from Matthew Williams, the design genius behind early Lady Gaga and Kanye West outfits. His new venture fuses tailoring and streetwear in a contemporaneous alchemy.    A safety buckle is an unlikely fashion statement. But it’s got multi-million dollar potential. Take it from Matthew Williams, founder of ALYX, a brand synonymous with its industrial and utilitarian … Continue reading ALYX – Streetwear Gold

Interview with writer Daragh Fleming

  Angie Stratos meets ‘a 21st Century writer, one for the 21st Century readers’ Daragh Fleming to discuss his new collection of short stories, how social media has influenced literature, and the monetary value of books.   I meet Daragh Fleming in a buzzy café.  It’s on Winthrop Street, it’s open late, and it’s what we call the second coming, or season two, of Paul … Continue reading Interview with writer Daragh Fleming

Craicin’ On

Motley Music Editor Cathal interviewed Craic Boi Mental to find what makes the West Cork rapper a cult smash 2019 was a banner year for Ireland’s self-proclaimed greatest pop star. Craic Boi Mental (he prefers to remain unnamed) has gone from releasing comedy songs like ‘Polos Is Life’ and ‘Polos Is Still Life’ on YouTube to selling out Workman’s, Dublin’s most infamous hipster gaff. All … Continue reading Craicin’ On

Why the world needs meninism. Really.

    “Men are trash”, “Why are men great till they gotta be great?”, “Boo men”. These are all things you will hear Niamh Browne say on occasion. Ardent feminist and friend to some men, who better to talk about the crises in modern masculinity?    Yes, poor men, poor, poor men who benefit from the goodies of the patriarchy and don’t get undermined continuously … Continue reading Why the world needs meninism. Really.

January Poetry

Mo hata – Ava Ní Loingsigh   Look, keep your warm calloused hands and your smiling eyes, Keep those sea wet salty eyebrows under Connemara skies, Keep the easy-going attitude “Beidh gach rud ceart go lóir,” Stay there and sit in factor 50 on the sandy shore Keep the dances we danced together and try to dance like me Think of Fionnán eating lunch in … Continue reading January Poetry

Not-So Lonely Planet: Erasmus (Not Always) Orgasmus

    This article has changed its tone and gone through a romance of its own since I first left for the USA in August last year. I started out as a hopeless romantic, but with editing became more cynical about the trials and tribulations of long distance love. Many people leave for their international adventure in love with someone at home. Some return eager … Continue reading Not-So Lonely Planet: Erasmus (Not Always) Orgasmus