Feminsim and Sex Work: questions of choice, labour rights, and legislative models.

‘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.

Little Shop Of Horrors

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

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

Is Time Up for Ronaldo?

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?