The Happiest Season: A Christmas Story of the Ghosts in our Closets

Resident Grinch and seasonally-tragic homosexual Alana Daly Mulligan reviews a Christmas movie about the struggles of coming out and coming to terms with yourself.   Christmas sucks balls, or baubles rather, and for many queer folks, it’s that most wonderful time of additional pressures. Maybe you’re bringing home a partner, planning on coming out, or […]

Cartoon Christmas Specials: A Festive Retrospective

  Motley Editor-In-Chief Dan Webb takes a look at three Christmas specials produced by Cartoon Network that he enjoyed growing up.   From a young age, the Christmas season was, and always has been my favourite time of the year. The lights, the music and the atmosphere of the festive season just has this unique […]

The Motley Christmas Playlist

  Music Editor Cathal Donovan O’Neill gifts you the hollyist, jolliest of Christmas jams It’s that time of year again! From December 1st onwards, every radio station will be in Christmas mode. You’re about to drown in a deluge of Mariah Carey, The Pogues and, God help you, John Lennon. It can be fun, but […]

Family Found: A Night With Dolly Parton and my Gran

Motley Columnist Alana Daly Mulligan gives us an insightful look into her relationship with her late grandmother, and how this this was reflected to her during a recent opportunity to meet country music star Dolly Parton Christmas is a time of year where we can all feel just a little lonelier than usual. Every advertisement […]

Interview: AURORA

Norwegian singer Aurora talks to Laurie Shelly about writing songs to save the planet, finding power in being gentle, and lending her voice to Disney’s Frozen 2.    Aurora Aksnes grew up in a forest, because of course she did. Her family lived near Lysefjord, which translates as ‘fjord of light.’ “I miss Norway a […]

Christmas Is a Frame Of Mind

Motley Editor-In-Chief Dan Webb gives food for thought ahead of the Christmas season and celebrates the launch of the final issue of Motley this semester   The Christmas season is without a doubt my favourite time of the year. It’s a time for joy, laughter, spending time with family and for remembering the happier moments […]