Princess Mononoke: Our Relationship with Nature

Miyazaki’s masterpiece explores the turbulent relationship between man and the natural world, writes Kieran Enright When I first stumbled upon Studio Ghibli, I was immediately taken aback by the style and tone of its tales. Unlike its Western counterparts, these epics deal with conflicts of ideals, and question the resilience of the human condition. Hayao Miyazaki, the powerhouse behind the studio, intersects his stories with … Continue reading Princess Mononoke: Our Relationship with Nature

Back in the Closet

Why can’t television accurately portray LGBTQ* people and their relationships? Jack Wrixon investigates. Buckle up, ladies and gentlemen; this is going to get intense. In recent years, the number of LGBTQ* storylines on television has gone up, and frankly the timing couldn’t be better. As society began to wake up (and is still waking up), the television industry woke up with it and began to … Continue reading Back in the Closet

Motley Meets Maeve Higgins

Ireland’s first lady of comedy Maeve Higgins sat down with Riley to chat about adventures in The Big Apple and her spectacular new laugh-out-loud book Off You Go: Away From Home and Loving It. Sort of. The comedy industry is no joke, pun very much intended, and no one knows this better than Maeve Higgins. It is undoubtedly one of the most difficult careers for … Continue reading Motley Meets Maeve Higgins