Sufjan-Stevens (1)

December 21, 2014

Top 5 Alternative Christmas Songs

5. I’ll Be Home for Christmas – Zooey Deschanel Whether you love or hate Zooey Deschanel, you can’t argue that she has a unique singing voice. Sometimes reminiscent of the late Billie Holiday, her style harks back to an older era. This version is somewhat folksy but her melancholic tone remains faithful to the Bing […]


November 30, 2014

Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

The third instalment of the franchise is a decent film, but perhaps my least favourite so far. While the hype of Mockingjay: Part 1 was always going to be hard to live up to, certain parts feel a bit wooden and dragged out. Note: It’s better when to hint at the idea rather than be […]

Horror movie watching

November 26, 2014

Top 3 Worst Christmas Movies

3. Jingle All The Way I’ll admit, this move wasn’t as heinous to my pre-pubescent mind on the first viewing. That said, I was still watching Barney and had yet to develop full common sense. Even with your brain switched to low-function, the last minute quest of two dads to find a toy on Christmas […]


November 20, 2014

All About That Ass

When Sir Mix-A-Lot rapped his ode to the curvaceous female body back in 1992, the world thought they were dealing with some sort of fetishist. ‘Baby Got Back’ was a stand-alone tribute to plus-size ladies at a time when the Kate Moss generation found the colossal bum a source of hilarity. Fast forward twenty years […]

Sex-Ed (1)

November 17, 2014

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

Do you remember your first sex talk? Unlikely, as most Irish kids were awkwardly thrust a book entitled ‘What’s Happening to Me?’, or something along those lines. Translation: Read this and please don’t ask me anything. However, there is a revolution bubbling whereby young, hip parents are veering away from infantilising their child with ‘wee-wee’ […]


October 4, 2014

Love/Love TV

From time to time, I do dabble in some television that I am not deathly ashamed to proclaim my love for… Sherlock In an age of technology based crime shows such as Criminal Minds and CSI, it is refreshing to see a throwback to a past era where detectives relied solely on brainpower to solve […]


September 13, 2014

Love/Hate TV

So, X Factor has returned once again to claim three months of your life and you couldn’t be happier. It seems that many of the Marmite TV shows we adore are watched in the privacy of our own homes and kept secret from the outside world. It could be that you are ashamed to admit […]


August 16, 2014

Packing for the Picnic?

Only one weekend left, ticket holders! Anyone heading to the sold-out festival must surely be packing their picnic baskets at this stage, so while you’re trying to squeeze the last naggin in, spare a thought for your own personal line-up. As I shall not be in attendance at Stradbally, I can only give you my […]


August 12, 2014

Actor, Childhood Friend, Genie

Upon agreeing to write this piece, I was as yet blissfully unaware of the passing of the great Robin Williams. That’s what happens when you decide to recklessly sleep while social media buzzes on. Countless articles have since cropped up focusing on the circumstances surrounding his death and his enduring struggle with depression. For now, […]