BLOCK Interview

Kieran Enright talks to BLOCK’s Shane Ramsbottom and Jason O’Donovan about Cork’s Music scene past, present and future. “There’s a change happening in Cork – you can even see it with the graffiti around the city. It’s very far out to say, but the first sign of a moment in a city is when art starts to come to the surface. Something has to happen, … Continue reading BLOCK Interview

Motley Tries to Write a Novel

Look, we’ve all thought about it, and it can’t be that difficult, surely – there are only 26 letters in the English alphabet, so unless you want to get fancy with your punctuation, that’s very manageable. Surely. In my lifetime, I’ve made a start on over twenty novels. The only one I ever finished is better described as a novella, and it was about the … Continue reading Motley Tries to Write a Novel

SuperGraduates

Éamonn Grennan talks with psychology lecturer Dr. Conor Linehan about gearing up UCC’s new students for evolving working environments Like so many banking branches or donut shop outlets tussling for your attention on these city streets, third-level institutes show their courses in a way that makes them seem more competitive, useful, better. Whether you’re an undergrad, postgrad or non-student, you’ll likely be able to recall … Continue reading SuperGraduates

Is Facebook Dying?

YES  Éamonn Grennan When I get a notification from Facebook informing me that a distant acquaintance has uploaded a new photo, the smack of desperation mixes with the dry asides I shared with my friends – that the once-pioneer of social media has started truly throwing virtual brown matter at a wall, and hoping some sticks to keep it as relevant as it was as recently … Continue reading Is Facebook Dying?

Toil and Trouble: A History of the Witch

Eli Dolliver investigates one of the most powerful myths in human history, and its enduring consequences. With the leaves tumbling down and Halloween right around the corner, there’s one thing on our minds: the supernatural. Ghosties, goblins, ghouls, and witches. Witchcraft has been popularised in mainstream media: Hocus Pocus, Harry Potter, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Charmed. But the history of witchcraft is much darker. … Continue reading Toil and Trouble: A History of the Witch

The Middle Ground

By Jordan Norris I think that many of us nowadays search for personal happiness in other people. Being in a great relationship and finding the middle ground between complete over-dependence and entire self-absorption and absence can be an arduous task. It’s essentially a balancing act – trying to practice and acknowledge the areas that can leave you hanging onto everybody else’s opinion, or becoming stoic … Continue reading The Middle Ground