Let’s Talk About Sex: A Critique of Sex-Positive Feminism

Laura Fleming offers a timely critique of the sex-positive movement. Anyone who knows me well (or at least well enough to have gotten drunk with me on more than one occasion) will know that I love talking about sex. Give me a few glasses of wine and a brief mentioning of the mediocre sex you had last week, and it’s almost guaranteed that within thirty … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Sex: A Critique of Sex-Positive Feminism

Eur-joking, right?

Cillian Lyne details what he sees as the lunacy of the Irexit Freedom Party I’ve always been fascinated with the tormented genius archetype: a detective with powers of perception so grand that even the largest of mysteries seem… elementary. Or, a doctor who treats patients as puzzles, while perhaps his biggest puzzle is the workings of his own mind. A scientist who traded his humanity … Continue reading Eur-joking, right?

Beyond the Watchtower: An insight into East Germany’s secret police

Columnist Lara McMahon recalls a trip to one of East Germany’s most brutal fromer- prisons and details the dark history of its oppressive regimes. I got lost on my way to Höhenschönhausen; the East German secret police’s main prison complex. In the unbearable heat of a July afternoon, I found myself walking aimlessly in circles around this barren part of old East Berlin. I looked … Continue reading Beyond the Watchtower: An insight into East Germany’s secret police

Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the Cork Orchestral Society

Features and Opinion Editor Liz Hession sits down with Tom Doyle, treasurer of the Cork Orchestral Society ahead of their 81st season. Motley has been celebrating the arts and culture of Cork city since its inception in 2006. Whether those rich traditions stretch to the Crawford Art Gallery in the heart of the city, up to the Everyman Palace, to the stained-glass windows of the … Continue reading Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the Cork Orchestral Society