Adam O’Reilly chats to YouTube sensation Tyler Oakley about the influence of internet stars, meeting with the Obamas and his LGBT* advocacy work. Without a doubt 2014 has been the unofficial “Year of the Internet Personality.” Dozens upon dozens of our favourite internet personalities have made the jump from computer screen to mainstream media and many have officially been awarded the title of full-blown “celebrity.” … Continue reading #MotleyAsksTyler
Is Spotify worth it for musicians? Taylor Swift doesn’t seem to think so. Are her fans having the wool pulled over their eyes? Or is it just another scam on the big market of freely available music? Ellen Desmond posed the popular question to some fan favourite Irish bands. Mark Prendergast, Kodaline: “We’re the kind of band, the more music we can … Continue reading The Spotify Controversy
Emily Horgan discusses the increase in cultural appropriation in latest fashion trends Cultural appropriation is defined as “the adoption of elements of one culture by members of a different cultural group who may eventually become the new face of said cultural practices, passing the illusion that certain cultural practices are authentic to them.” So after that mouthful, what does it really mean? Even more so, … Continue reading Cultural Appropriation: How appropriate are your accessories?
Ellen Desmond It is with great pleasure we can announce Motley Magazine has held onto its title of Best Irish Student Magazine. Motley has been the recipient of this award two years in a row now, having been selected for the prize at the KBC SMedias on the 16th of April in the Aviva Stadium, a year after the magazine first won the award … Continue reading Motley Magazine named top of its category at the KBC National Student Media Awards 2015
Motley’s Peter O’Brien discusses the wider implications of Greece’s most recent general elections. The recent general election win of Greece’s “Coalition of the Radical Left” party, otherwise known by its acronym, Syriza, has instilled a profound fear in all centre-right governments across Europe. The party rode into power under the leadership of the fresh faced Alex Tsipras, on a wave of public support for their … Continue reading Europe’s Problem Child
Olivia Teahan, Auditor of Students for Sensible Drug Policy Society UCC, speaks about why a reform of Ireland’s drug laws are necessary. The Cork chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) was first set up almost three years ago under the name Drug Awareness and Reform Society. It has since become the national platform for students to discuss drug policy in an open and … Continue reading A Voice for Change