Troye Sivan: ‘Bloom’ Review

Our Editor Laurie Shelly reviews the young Australian pop-star’s latest album ‘Bloom’ “I’m taking in the sights and measuring the sounds.” On “Seventeen,” the opening track of Troye Sivan’s sophomore album, twenty-three-year-old Sivan recalls a younger version of himself making a conscious decision to record and commit to memory his own coming-of-age. With a strange mixture of discomfort and excitement swirling around amidst warm synths, … Continue reading Troye Sivan: ‘Bloom’ Review

A Grade A-Level Fergal Nesbitt

Julie Crowley, Deputy Entertainment Editor, interviews Fergal Nesbitt, the cover star of the London Royal Academy of Art’s A-level Summer Exhibition Online The Royal Academy of Art’s A-level Summer Exhibition Online is a showcase of the UK’s young artistic talent. Over 2000 entries were submitted by artists aged 16-18 who attend sixth-form colleges or schools in Britain. The submissions were judged by Royal Academician Mali … Continue reading A Grade A-Level Fergal Nesbitt

The Shape of Water

Del Toro’s latest venture is weird on paper, but a masterpiece in execution, writes Dan Webb The line-up for this year’s Oscar celebrations was incredibly diverse to say the least, however one film that has intrigued me the most is Guillermo Del Toro’s fantasy The Shape Of Water. This film is possibly one of the most bizarre and out there ideas ever to be put … Continue reading The Shape of Water

Book Review: “Asking For It”

Aisling O’Donovan reviews Louise O’Neill’s bestselling novel. Spoilers ahead. “They are all innocent until proven guilty. But not me. I am a liar until I am proven honest.” These harrowing words strike a cord with every reader of Louise O’Neill’s hugely successful and striking novel, ‘Asking For It.’ It is these few sentences which perfectly summarize the preface, to the point where they hold the … Continue reading Book Review: “Asking For It”

What Makes a Magritte?

Kieran Enright discusses the French surrealist’s most famous works. I took a class in my second year of college entitled “Cultural Studies: Modern French Culture”, unbeknownst to its content. I expected a regimen of study centered around everyday French life: such things as political influence or social behavior came to mind. However, to my surprise, the module followed the lives of several influential artists throughout … Continue reading What Makes a Magritte?

The Caged Quill

Words: Rosie Howe Embracing solitude for warmth Cold winters bite my lonely soul Which lies susceptible and vulnerable Without a protector or comfort. My nib scratches the surface of silence, Tearing away all society. Am I alone? Guarded by none but a pen for a kukri and ink for venom?   Open are the wounds of my words, The wounds of my heart? Stagnant. My … Continue reading The Caged Quill

NEWTON FAULKNER INTERVIEW

Audrey Murphy talks to Newton Faulkner about his music career, new album, and ongoing tour. Newton Faulkner is an English singer-songwriter with a career spanning over ten years. He’s mostly known for his unique style of playing the acoustic guitar with lots of percussive elements. I caught up with Newton to discuss his growing success, unique styles and current tour. I decided to jump way … Continue reading NEWTON FAULKNER INTERVIEW