The Arts Student and The Intelligence Justification Complex

Motley Staff Writer Niamh Browne talks about the disdain held for the arts, and why students feel the need to justify their choices to everyone who asks. It’s the dreaded question. The question with that tone. The snarky question mark you can just about hear. The “and how are you going to get a job out of that?” question. It’s the marish shadow that follows … Continue reading The Arts Student and The Intelligence Justification Complex

Interview: Orla Gartland

  In between stops on a U.S. tour, Irish pop singer Orla Gartland found some time in her crazy schedule to chat with Motley Deputy Editor-in-Chief Laurie Shelly about her newest song, the changing face of YouTube, writing for K-pop boyband BTS, and why people should care about pop music. People on the internet speak nostalgically of a golden age of the video-sharing website YouTube. … Continue reading Interview: Orla Gartland

The Rebel Archives: Ethel Voynitch

Motley writer Niamh Browne tells the story of little-known Irish writer Ethel Voynitch, and the incredible life she lived. Let’s say you are at a dinner party. A fancy dinner party. In the midst of all the lovely red wine, someone asks the question “Who is the best selling Irish author of all time?.’ All the intellectuals of the dinner party will puff out their … Continue reading The Rebel Archives: Ethel Voynitch

Review: Cork School of Music performs The Laramie Cycle

Review by Shelly Hannigan “‘Well, you know homosexuality is a sin’ – she kept saying that – and I go, ‘Mom, I just played a murderer tonight. And you didn’t seem to have a problem with that…”, this is just one of the thought provoking quotes from Moises Kaufman’s The Laramie Project. The, then, third year students of the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies … Continue reading Review: Cork School of Music performs The Laramie Cycle