Float Like a Butterfly at Cork Film Festival

Deputy Entertainment Editor Julie Crowley went to the Irish premiere of Float Like a Butterfly at the Everyman Theatre as part of the 63rd Cork Film Festival. It was attended by cast and crew.  This film won the FIPRESCI Discovery Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival. Float Like a Butterfly is a coming-of-age tale set in 60s Ireland, following a young Traveller girl named … Continue reading Float Like a Butterfly at Cork Film Festival

63rd Cork Film Festival: A Retrospective

It always seems that around this time of the year people’s excitement and anticipation seem to spike in leaps and bounds. Many people see the start of winter as a mark that Christmas is on its way, and whilst I absolutely adore Christmas it isn’t the only thing that I look forward to every year. Cork Film Festival which takes place every November has in … Continue reading 63rd Cork Film Festival: A Retrospective

Alt-J at the Olympia: Gig Review

Having had the very successful interview back in September with Gus, I was very excited to attend the band’s tour in Dublin in the Olympia Theatre. And I can sure as hell tell you we were not disappointed. Receiving excellent treatment from the venue we were directed up a hallway, down a staircase, up another and into one of the high rise boxes. I felt … Continue reading Alt-J at the Olympia: Gig Review

What Happened to Venezuela?

In the two year period from the beginning of 2016 to the end of 2017, three Venezuelan Universities undertook surveys of living conditions in the country. These ENCOVI studies (as they’re known in Spanish) returned dismal results. Through 2016 75% of the population lost 8kg due to inadequate nutrition. Results merely worsened the following year with citizens, 90% of whom were now living in poverty, … Continue reading What Happened to Venezuela?

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