The Problem with Apu

Deputy Entertainment Editor Julie Crowley writes about the rumours of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon’s imminent departure from the Simpsons. Is this the end for the character? Are there any alternatives to fix the problematic elements? The Simpsons TV show is long-running and influential. Though it no longer defines the zeitgeist, the show is still a significant aspect of American popular culture that has become beloved internationally. The … Continue reading The Problem with Apu

From Scream to Scream Queens

From Scream to Scream Queens – Eli Dolliver investigates the tradition of the self reflexive horror. The horror genre – perhaps more than any other – refers to itself constantly, playing on its generic conventions to enhance its cinematic universes, communicating with the audience in a way other genres can’t. The best example of this is of course Scream, the 1996 Wes Craven masterpiece in … Continue reading From Scream to Scream Queens

Begotten Not Made: Interview With Conal Creedon

Conal Creedon’s latest novel unfolds a tale of a cleric’s unrequited love for a nun – although they only met once, in 1970, on the night that Dana won the Eurovision. Earlier this month, I sat down with someone who I feel lucky to regard as a truly inspiring literary presence in our humble city, and more than just that – he’s a good friend, … Continue reading Begotten Not Made: Interview With Conal Creedon

Stan Lee: One Marvellous Legend

Entertainment editor Dan Webb discusses the life career and legacy of Stan Lee, and the impact he has had both on the entertainment industry and society as a whole. One of my all time favourite multi medial universes is the world of Marvel comics. Marvel boasts one of the strongest collection of fan favourite characters each with their own in depth lore and backgrounds to … Continue reading Stan Lee: One Marvellous Legend

Irish One-Hit Wonders: Here Comes the Night

Deputy Entertainment Editor Julie Crowley continues the retrospective series of Irish One Hit Wonders with a sixties hit:  Here Comes the Night by Them “I could see her closing her eyes And tellin’ him lies, Exactly like she told me too. Yeah yeah yeah, Well, here it comes, Here comes the night, The long, the long and lonely night” Them were an R&B band formed … Continue reading Irish One-Hit Wonders: Here Comes the Night

The Evolution Of The Survival Horror Genre

Andrew Burke examines the recent changes in survival horror, and what developers have done to make the genre frighten us once more.. One of the greatest genres of video games today is of course, horror – more specifically survival horror . It brought upon countless memories for gamers like myself, none of them pleasant but all of them unforgettable. Like most games, as time has … Continue reading The Evolution Of The Survival Horror Genre