As the announcement of Gay Byrne’s passing hit news outlets on November 4th 2019, our nation was confronted with the challenge of discerning an icon’s legacy and the comfort of knowing the flame of broadcasting passion that burned inside him had not been extinguished. A furnace which burnt the status quo, charred traditional thought and scorched out the cold injustices of an Ireland we no … Continue reading Gay Byrne: A Cautious Revolutionary Posing As A Clean-Cut Reformist
Calvin Roy explores the rise of the ‘80s in popular culture. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, Mad Max Fury Road, It, Ghostbusters, Blade Runner 2049, Prometheus, Terminator Genesys… What year is this?! The 80s appears to be as popular as it was 35 years ago. Remakes and reboots of movies originally popular in the 80s are big business. Let’s focus on this “retromania” … Continue reading Back to the Future Past
Entertainments Editor Leanne O’Connor Desmond looks at what we can expect in season two. Stranger Things, the Netflix original TV series by the Duffer brothers. is due to return this October 27th. The first season of the show explored the mysterious town of Hawkins and followed the adventures of Mike, Dustin and Lucas as they investigate the disappearance of their friend Will Byers. This series … Continue reading Stranger Things Season 2
Features Editor Gemma Kent explores how the future of Artificial Intelligence could see reality and science fiction blur. “The rise of powerful AI will be either the best or the worst thing ever to happen to humanity. We do not know which” – Stephen Hawking If there’s one thing the twenty first century has proven time and time again, it’s that just because something was … Continue reading Don’t Panic! Will artificial intelligence redefine what it means to be human?