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The Hype

Always wanted to be a Bond villain? Here’s how

October 17, 2012

After killing 198 baddies, dodging 4.662 bullets, and bedding 46 women, James Bond is no stranger to adversity. From the iconic to the ridiculous, it seems that there’s always someone else around the corner ready

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Film

“The name’s Bond, James Bond”

October 17, 2012

We’re all familiar with the famous phrase of the suited, suave, sex machine that is 007. But what of the music that accompanies the comedic, action-packed, romance-laden, absolutely brilliant films? This article will reminisce about

Flux

The Weeknd mourns past relationships in new album

April 18, 2018

The 21-minute-long album is a breakup album, exploring the love and loss, where at times The Weeknd seems to be pleading for a chance to reignite a lost bond and at others simply acknowledging a loss and looking for blame to place.

The Hype

Irish authors to keep an eye on

March 21, 2018

The Irish literary community was recently devastated by the loss of the brilliant award-winning author Emma Hannigan after her battle with cancer. Emma was an ambassador for Breast Cancer Ireland and a very popular novelist

Film

‘The Shape of Water’ flows perfectly

March 7, 2018

The latest movie directed by the critically acclaimed Guillermo Del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) weaves a deeply intricate fairy tale into a very unusual love story.

Film

A subtle smile for The Green Mile

February 21, 2018

The adaptation of a book into a movie is something that is rarely done to a level where everyone is satisfied. Stephen King’s 1996 novel and 1999 movie, ‘The Green Mile’, is one exception to

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Features

Grooming – the dark channels of cyber deviancy

February 14, 2018

Grooming is the common term used to explain how a sexual predator draws a child into their trust, with the core objective; to meet the child in the real world to commit sexual abuse.

Opinion

Does religion have a place in the classroom?

October 4, 2017

Teachers and anyone who can look back to their times in second and sixth class know how the First Confession, the First Holy Communion and the Confirmation dominate the classroom with the teachers running round like headless chickens trying to ensure that everything is prepared for the approaching deadline.

Film

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

October 4, 2017

Action movies are hard to get right. Hollywood love to churn them out every year because they do not take a huge amount of effort and normally have enough box office draw for a quick

Food

Grub Guide: Casa Del Toro.

September 27, 2017

DCU Student, Colm Seán Mansfield thoroughly reviewed Casa Del Toro, rating it in terms of food, atmosphere, price and location.

Lifestyle

Mask-ulinity

April 19, 2017

Our new Deputy Lifestyle Editor, Adam Daly sheds light on the struggles men face dealing with their level of masculinity.

News Features

The last good, Good Friday

April 19, 2017

Bibi Drumm, lifetime parish member and a devout Catholic, sits down in her compact living room, leaning her walking stick gently against the arm of the upholstered chair. “Once you get over 65 – which

Music

Sussed: Afrobeat

February 8, 2017

The birth of Afrobeat happened almost a decade after West African countries such as Nigeria and Ghana gained their independence from British rule in the 60’s. During a time where freedom and hope for future

Television

Review: Striking Out

February 8, 2017

If you know anything about Irish television it is either a masterpiece or garbage. Rarely, however is it both. RTE’s latest endeavour into original drama has split the nation, with either rave reviews or dismissive

Lifestyle

Happy Friend Hunting

February 8, 2017

Finding friends can be difficult during your first semester at college, learning how to navigate your way through the campus grounds can be challenging enough never mind seeking out your lifelong college friends. To ease

Features

Paws for thought

November 30, 2016

He arrived five years ago, saved from the promise of a plastic bag and the murky water of the grand canal. He arrived tiny, quiet, and resembling a cloud with a chance of rain. After a

Lifestyle

Five ways to help your Mammy this Christmas

November 30, 2016

Help out with the household chores. An obvious tip, but important nonetheless. Mams are particularly fussy when it comes to chores around Christmas time, especially if you’re expecting visitors or hosting dinner. Although she’ll insist upon

Television

The Crown of Netflix dramas

November 16, 2016

As an audience, we’re used to seeing Queen Elizabeth II as an elderly lady in colourful suits surrounded by corgis – but who was she before the big hats? Netflix explores the Queen’s rise to