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La Grande Breteche |Pt. 4

This is a comic book adaptation of an Honoré de Balzac short story, La Grande Breteche. The story follows Dr. Horace Bianchon and his interest in the …

Short Stories

Victor Lustig, King of the Con

Victor Lustig was a Bohemian, both in the colloquial and the literal sense. He was born in Bohemia (a former independent kingdom nowadays part of the …

Eiffel Tower

Review | Beckett's Friendship by André Bernold

Samuel Beckett was an iconic writer for a number of years before his death and for all the years since. His plays and novels are spoken of and bowed …

The 5 stages of climate change grief

Last week’s piece, ‘what’s the deal with carbon emission deals at COP21 Paris’ was described as scary. This got me thinking about how we respond to …

Sustainability

6 | Featuring the Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Sequel

We have a bumper issue this week, that’s why it’s so late in the week. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it. We have Netflix nominations at the …

Netflix Original

The Week on Twitter: Donald Trump, Teresa Mannion, & Serial

Lots of stuff happened this week. That stuff includes Teresa Mannion becoming the Queen of Ireland, Donald Trump being awful and trending for about …

Home - Headstuff

<i>Darach Ó Séaghdha</i> Jan 19, 2018 0<p>The Irish for a chat-up line is 'briathra meala'. An innocent bystander might be forgiven for thinking that</i> …

THE 25 BEST SONGS OF 2015

Let’s not stand on ceremony. We all know why we’re here. It’s that wondrous time of year when we get our list on and celebrate the best and worst of …

The Showreel | 37 [Featuring Jane Got A Gun and the Golden Globe Nominees]

<b>Our weekly round up of film news featuring some great news for the Irish at the Golden Globes, some drone strikes and Jane, who has a gun. It’s The</b> …

Helen Mirren

Literature on Film | Part 2 | The Endearing Legacy of The Big Sleep

Speaking very generally, the giants of American literature have never fared well in Hollywood.<p>From Baz Luhrmann’s showy but ultimately quite empty …

Literature

Michael Faber's Outrage

Michael Faber Sends Satirical Note to Prime Minister<p>Author Michael Faber has sent a copy of his latest book <i>The Book of Strange New Things</i>, along with …

Books

We Are Not Permanently Offended, We Just Know How to Not be Assholes

Last month, the Independent published an article that boasted the title ‘Young, well educated – and permanently offended.’ It would be monumentally …

Feminism

Film In Motion | 6 | Director of Photography Shane Serrano on Shooting Creatively and Cinematography

<b>Film in Motion is a series of articles and interviews which look at the different roles needed to produce the visual medium of film. This week we</b> …

First Look - The Fantastic Trailer for The BFG Is Out Now

Disney have just released the first teaser trailer for Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the famous children’s novel by the legendary Roald Dahl. The …

Film Industry

Exhibitions: Works by Henry McGrane and Norman Teeling

Henry McGrane and Norman Teeling at The Seamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul, Co Dublin<p>Henry McGrane and Norman Teeling<br>Until 31 January 2016<br>Open 10am to 5pm<p>…

Ireland

Let's Just Stop Body Shaming Each Other

A few weeks ago, a group of seemingly innocuous men got on some Tubes and quietly harassed some Londoners about their weight. They proclaimed …

Feminism

Tittererer's Digest #53 (feat. Nick Offerman)

<i>Ahhhhh hello! It’s like properly December now. Weird right? It seems like ages ago since we were all complaining that the Christmas ads were too</i> …

Nick Offerman

Poem of the Week |31| Goldfish

<b>Goldfish</b><br>The children tap the glass<br>despite my protestations.<br>You swish along your watery pew<br>reproaching them in silent plosives<br>mouthed into the water. …

Fish

Forty years on, Spain's Franco still divides the country

The great celebration took place 40 years ago, in the winter of 1975. And across Spain the occasion was the death, after a lingering illness, of the …

Europe

2015 Music Round Up - InHouse #2

Conor and I are joined on the second InHouse episode of The HeadStuff Podcast by Dave Hanratty (HeadStuff Music Editor); Louise Bruton (HeadStuff, …

Why I'm Worried About Batman

In writing and directing The Avengers, Joss Whedon’s most notable achievement was to illustrate that no matter how outwardly bizarre the premise of a …

Comic Books

The Interview

Peyton Bradley leans back in his seat, reflecting on my question. His dressed-down look of t-shirt, jeans and converse combo; rolled cigarette …

In Conversation | Participant on balance and the Content EP

Once of Heritage Centre and Floor Staff, Dublin-based musician Stephen Tiernan has come into his own since going solo and adopting his <b>Participant</b> …

Music Industry

We Do Not Live in a Democracy, But Here's How We Could

Canadian-born Dubliner and lecturer in international law Roslyn Fuller may have made history in <i>Beasts and Gods: How Democracy Changed its Meaning and</i> …

Political Science

Cora Pearl, Parisian Courtesan

Cora Pearl, one of the most infamous woman in the empire of Napoleon III, was born plain Emma Crouch in Plymouth, England. She was probably born in …

Prince William

Featured Artist| Amanda Shirlow

December Days in History

As if it weren’t a busy enough month already, what with partying, buying presents, meeting up with old mates, thinking of excuses to avoid tedious …

Wallis Simpson

The Week on Twitter: Syria Airstrikes, Kylie Jenner, & ZuckerBaby

This week, the UK voted in favour of airstrikes in Syria, Hilary Benn made a speech, Kylie Jenner used a wheelchair as a fashion accessory, and lots …

Mark Zuckerberg

Infinite Jest, the Movie

A movie has come out about a conversation between two writers. The two writers are talking about a very big book by one of the writers. The …

Literature