The Painter

  A brief canvas of obsession and compulsion Etched blackened veins in strokes Of leaden paint. The painter in his madness portrayed chaos. What he thought were masterpieces were merely the manipulations of the claws that trickled up his spine, sending signals to his ailing wrists. One day he stood back, stooped in calmed breath, the lights turned mellow in his studio observing yet another … Continue reading The Painter

The Making of Dreamland: An interview with Billy Winn

  Editor Méabh Lonergan interviews Billy Winn, a Billboard-charting artist who is celebrating the success of his second EP, Dreamland II: an emotionally-charged EDM record telling the story of a young gay kid of colour who had his heart broken.     Dreamland was your first EP. How does Dreamland II compare to it?   Dreamland was originally recorded as a full-length album. I split … Continue reading The Making of Dreamland: An interview with Billy Winn

My diagnosis with a Rare Disease

Atakan Uzun talks about the struggles he faced as a secondary school student, culminating on the 12th of May 2017 with the diagnosis of a rare disease. As a young teenager, I struggled with fatigue every day, even in the morning, and I would frequently fall asleep. I would often fall asleep at home around 9pm. I also had a tough childhood, getting constant stomach … Continue reading My diagnosis with a Rare Disease

Capitalism and Climate Action – can we have both?

Is it possible to see successful and sustainable climate action under capitalism? Can individual effort save our planet? Aisling O’Leary explores the fact that perhaps neither is possible, that we need change – big, sometimes inconveniencing, change.   The future that climate change has forced us to visualise is a bleak one, and bleaker again when you remember we can only point the finger of … Continue reading Capitalism and Climate Action – can we have both?