CBD in Skincare

  By Kaia Purcell   Deputy Fashion Editor Kaia Purcell gives us her top tips on how to integrate CBD oil as a powerful addition to our skincare regimen.   Cannabidiol (a.k.a CBD) has taken the skincare industry by storm in recent times with a steady flow of new products containing the hottest ingredient of […]

A Thousand Tricks

This month, Motley presents a series examining drugs through the lens of poetry. Second in this series is Sinead Mckweon’s thoughtful examination on excess. This is ‘A Thousand Tricks’. A Thousand Tricks    We look into the mirror of carnival tricks  Drink, Drugs, Beauty  We hide, we waste and we cover  our fears and our […]

15 minutes

  In Motley series examining drug use through the lens of poetry, we first have a contribution by Imasha Costa with her melancholic piece ‘15 minutes’   15 minutes   a bump, a high. loneliness and heartbreak devours me, the fine lines neatly pressed. 15 minutes.  ecstasy and pleasure; remind me of times i was […]

An Image of Melody: Étáin on the Visual Inspirations Behind her new Single “Bone House”

by Kane Geary O’ Keeffe  Following the release of her single ‘Bone House’, Kane Geary O’ Keeffe speaks with Étáin on the wonders of music production, visuals in music, and the value of connection in the creative arts. The sun stretches from Meath to Cork as I sit down across from Étáin Collins, known simply  […]

The Origins of the Manic Pixie Dream Addict: Deconstructing the Male Gaze

Fourteen years ago, the celebrated teen drama ‘Skins’ was aired. Since it’s release, ‘Skins’ became emblematic of hedonistic adolescent culture with the highs and lows of first love, family drama and drug experimentation. One character has become a spiritual totem of this show- Effy Stonem. Girls want to be her and men want to be […]

Zack Snyder’s Justice League: A Cut Above the Rest?

by Ruari Walsh    Ruairi Walsh Offers his thoughts on the newly released superhero behemoth.   Following years of fan campaigning, rumours leaked from cast and crew, and denials of its existence, Zack Snyder’s Justice League was released on March 18th, 2021. The film, released and produced by the HBO Max streaming service, is marketed […]