Gender and signposts

by Shruti Rajgopal Robin wondered which one was the women’s room, while the signages used were meatballs and spaghetti, in How I Met Your Mother, in the episode where she meets her father to discuss her wedding to Barney. While she thought that meatballs represented men, she only stood corrected when she entered the space. […]

Gender in Latin vocabulary

by Shruti Rajgopal Asterix and Obelix come to the rescue of every individual or territory terrorized by the Roman camps.  While Asterix glugs some of the magic potion brewed by the druid, Getafix, Vitalstatix, the chief of the Gauls, orders them on different missions throughout Europe to battle against the tyranny of the Roman emperor, […]

Percy Jackson Creator Rick Riordan talks UCC, Celtic Mythology, Disney+ and more.

World-renowned author and recent UCC Graduate Rick Riordan talks with Alana Daly Mulligan about studying in UCC, the power of mythology, the upcoming Percy Jackson series on Disney+, and the politics of writing in the YA stratosphere.  For over two decades, the reimagined world of ancient gods and their progeny in our contemporary present have […]

Album Review: Blue Weekend by Wolf Alice

Kane Geary O’ Keeffe gives his thoughts on the band’s anticipated third album.   It’s been almost four years since the release of Wolf Alice’s Mercury Prize-winning sophomore album, Visions of a Life, and fans worldwide are curious as to what the London four piece has in store with their newest effort, Blue Weekend. Having […]

‘Everything Must Go’ and its Portrayal of Alcoholism

by Ronan Watters   Ronan Watters explores the nuanced portrayal of alcoholism in Dan Rush’s 2010 film.   Everything Must Go is not a perfect film. It could even be argued that it is not a film that looks at the horror of alcoholism with much depth. But for some reason after I saw it, […]

The Resonance of Sara Baume’s Handiwork During Lockdown

by James Kemmy  James Kemmy reviews a story of loneliness, grief, and the frustration of the creative process. The “glorious, crushing, ridiculous” repetition of daily life is documented profoundly in ‘Handiwork’, Sara Baume’s third book and non-fiction debut. The West Cork writer’s latest release is essentially a portrait of the everyday experiences of an artist, […]