‘Red light districts’ are dotted across every major city of the Netherlands, only the most famous being Amsterdam’s De Wallen, the city’s oldest and most central area. About this time last year, I wandered through it for the first time. The candescent 16th century architecture remains intact – Golden Age structures of red brick, tall windows and pointed roofs line a shallow, murky canal. Beautiful … Continue reading Feminsim and Sex Work: questions of choice, labour rights, and legislative models.
Adam Burke recommends a horror that even the most faint of heart can enjoy this Halloween. With Halloween fast approaching, everybody is searching for a good horror film to watch. But maybe you’re like me and hate being scared senseless. Maybe you’d rather watch something a bit more light-hearted. Perhaps even a musical horror? If you stopped reading at the word “musical”, let me change … Continue reading Little Shop Of Horrors
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
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
Die, flowers, away; Lengthen night and shorten day. Credits Photography: Ryan O’Riordan Model: Mia Kovacs Styling: Laurie Shelly With thanks to Opera Lane for their co-operations. Continue reading Fall, Leaves, Fall: Fashion Editorial Shoot
It could have been in his home town of Dundalk, or somewhere between Manchester and London, or even perhaps in India that Trick Mist (a.k.a Gavin Murray) and I decided to meet. We instead sat down in a café in Cork, his current residence. After two years of hard work and travels, the electronic musician and songwriter brings us his debut album Both Ends, an … Continue reading Interview with Trick Mist
When German magazine Der Spiegel published an article in April of last year relating to Cristiano Ronaldo’s alleged rape of a woman, Kathryn Mayorga had nervously read through the reaction of the masses to the claim. The burden she had been carrying since the night of June 12, 2009, was meant to be hers and hers alone. Many were dismissive and cruel in response to … Continue reading Is Time Up for Ronaldo?