Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Words by Ciara Buckley Life isn’t particularly easy, especially when you’re eighteen years old and leaving home for the first time, embarking on your first journey into the big bad world of college. Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl is a coming of age story about fans, family, change and the inevitable difficulties we face in growing up. The story follows Cath, an introverted and social anxiety plagued … Continue reading Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Literature Review: ‘Alice’ by Christina Henry

Melanie Butler-O’Reilly takes a look at a classic tale with a very modern twist. We live in a world where ‘retellings’ and ‘reimaginings’ of classic tales are being announced almost daily. Take Disney, for example: while I am one of their most loyal supporters, the seemingly endless influx of live action remakes and new slants on an old story have left me a bit jaded … Continue reading Literature Review: ‘Alice’ by Christina Henry

Book Recommendations: Jane Eyre

Review by Ciara Buckley As those hazy summer days end, we are forced to revert our minds back to the mind-set of college. All the while students are seeking slivers of motivation to plough through the oncoming semester whilst battling the balancing game of partying, procrastinating and work. Why not distract yourself from those post-summertime blues by delving into what has been described as one … Continue reading Book Recommendations: Jane Eyre

Shrek: Standing the Test of Time

Dan Webb explores the ongoing legacy of the Dreamworks classic. When talking about movies, one of the most important things to note is how a given film affects its audience: whether it makes them cry, laugh, or jump up and down with joy. Movies can affect viewers differently at different points in their lives, whether they be a child, a teenager or an adult, but … Continue reading Shrek: Standing the Test of Time

Mark McAvoy, Author of Cork Rock

Aideen Casey chats with Mark McAvoy about his insights into music of the rebel county in ‘Cork Rock: From Rory Gallagher To The Sultans of Ping’.   “By the end of this colourful and deeply respectful book, a portrait of the city and the quirky talents it produces emerges, giving you a new found respect for the place and its distinctive inhabitants.” – Irish Voice … Continue reading Mark McAvoy, Author of Cork Rock

Interview: Sara Baume

Critically acclaimed Cork writer Sara Baume chats with Deputy Entertainment editor Lauren McCarthy about her new novel, A Line Made by Walking. When I was 17, I went to a reading by Sara Baume. Surrounded by women in flowery scarves asking profound questions about symbolism and imagery and who looked pointedly at me when I stumbled in late; I probably should have felt out of … Continue reading Interview: Sara Baume