Unless you’ve been living under a rock, on a different planet, far into the Solar system, then you’ve probably heard about EL James’ bestselling phenomenon 50 Shades of Grey.
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Summer 2012 has roared the Superhero genre back to prominence with the hugely successful Avengers, the eagerly anticipated third chapter in the Nolan Batman series The Dark Knight Rises, and now the equally awaited reboot The Amazing Spiderman.
Whatever happened to the more quaint pranks like fairy liquid in toilet cisterns and mowing the batman symbol onto the football pitch? It looks like they can’t suffice anymore as bigger, more elaborate and often downright bizarre pranks are flooding Garda telephone lines. In the past two weeks, a slew of humorous and serious pranks have bombarded Ireland’s secondary schools. Students at St Mary’s College in Rathmines stripped a fellow student down to his underwear and covered him in shaving foam before driving him to nearby Donnybrook, where they tied him [...]
Channel 4 recently announced that its sister station E4 has axed the popular teen drama Skins. The wayward TV hit series will officially end in 2013 after seven series’ and is said to end ‘on a high’, in true Skins fashion. A spokesperson for Channel 4 said: “Skins is a brilliant show which has defined a generation and will go down as a truly iconic, game-changing piece of television but after seven series’ it is time for E4 to make way for the next generation of the bold, the new [...]
It’s time to bid farewell to the manicured lawns of Wisteria Lane as the hit TV show Desperate Housewives is set to wrap-up after 8 years. The final episode of the show is scheduled to arrive by May 2012, but there’s still a lot of loose ends to be secured before the series ends on a ‘desperate’ note. Debuting in 2004, the show was lauded with Golden Globes, Emmy’s and millions of viewers tuning in each week to see the mystery of Mary-Alice’s suicide untangle. Likened to American Beauty for its depiction of [...]
In light of an interesting interview with Irish author Colin Murphy recently, I find there is one major aspect of the writing industry many of us aspiring journalists/novelists seem to ponder: the money issue. Although a respectable career option, the journalism field, at least at the moment, is inundated with job-cuts and new advances that have propelled the trade into possible disrepair. While this route remains attainable if you put the necessary work in, the freelance writing option always remains attractive and harbors a liberation about it, at least to [...]
Motherhood might be on the cards for Buffy Summers; the eponymous heroine of the hugely successful TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In what has been received as a controversial move, writers of the continuation comic book series have given the slayer a much bigger issue to tackle than getting blood stains out of her blouse. Airing from 1997-2003, we can certainly remember that Buffy (played by Ringer star Sarah Michelle Gellar) sure did have it tough. In the space of seven legendary seasons, Buffy was faced with killer-robot stepfathers, evil goddesses and [...]
Recently, I caught up with Colin Murphy, a Dublin-based writer whose publishing history has even reached bestseller charts in New York. Murphy is co-author of bestselling gift-book series, the ’Feckin Collection’; a series full of anecdotes and colloquialisms that are both hilariously accurate and endlessly entertaining. He is also the author of ‘Famous Irish People You’ve Never Heard Of’, a compelling mix of historical backgrounds on a diverse group of Irish emigrants, and a fictional novel called ‘Boycott’, to be released at the end of the year. With countless experiences in the writing field, and also the [...]
It has seduced and repelled us since the Neolithic period, adorned the lips of every golden age movie star, and burned a hole in our pockets as well as our lungs since it first came to ‘light’; yes, smoking is still as prevalent as ever. Even now that we know better, why do so many of us still do it? The sudden linkage between smoking and lung cancer, amongst other cancers and diseases, only came to prominence in the 1950′s. It was met with a lukewarm public incentive to quit, leaving behind generations of wheezy, [...]
In light of Sinead O’ Connor’s recent split from Irish therapist Barry Herridge after just 17 days, it is only natural to assume short-lived celebrity marriages have become an undying fad in the past few years, to the extent that we are no longer gasp in disbelief over the latest celebrity divorce parading the headlines. Although some last far longer than others, there still remains a very sad element to any marriage in tinsel town as it seems the likelihood of divorce is not simply a possibility anymore, but actually [...]
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