Yes, Valentine’s Day is my Favourite Holiday

Deputy features and opinion editor Sarah O’Mahony explains how Valentine’s day is not just for the hitched.   Upon deciding that I was going to write this article I googled the title as I often do. Let me surprise you, it is a very popular hot take. There appears to be a large number of […]

Declan de Barra: An Irish Born Talent

Deputy editor Lisa Ahern details her discussion with Irish writer and musician Declan de Barra, who has worked for The Witcher, The Originals and Iron Fist.  Declan de Barra chatted to me on a Zoom call while he was overseas on and I was sat in my manager’s office in a retail shop with the […]

A Giant Leap Towards Conspiracy

Contributing writer Julie Cukier explores the small step for man that led to one of the biggest conspiracy theories of mankind.   On the 16th of July 1969, Neil Armstrong said “that’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”, and set what is considered one of the most believed conspiracy theories in […]

Poetry: 3:01 am, Monday 24 Oct

if tonight be our last and the skies fall and the universe splits in two I would like to go with the imprint of your head leaning on my shoulder the sound of your laugh filling my eardrums and blocking the impact the shatter of everything falling off the shelves as you sigh and make […]

Celestial Fairy Tales

Contributing writer Emily O’Sullivan explores the value of looking up in wonder.    Some things, like stars, you hear about first in fairy tales. They grant wishes or fall from the sky. Nothing science can do will rip away the magical veneer, try as it might to show the gas balls behind the curtain.    […]

Gravity vs Entropy: what will ultimately determine the fate of the universe

“Where do we come from?” and “Where are we going?” are two questions that humans have been pondering for centuries. Savni Mahesh Kodilkar tackles one of the age-old questions for Motley.   These questions can be viewed from a religious, anthropological, philosophical, or a cosmological standpoint and since this is the “space” issue I have […]