Food & Drink

Two years on from his death, Anthony Bourdain’s television and writing still captivates

Famous chef Anthony Bourdain left an indelible mark not only on the food industry, but on the cultural landscape as we know it

The late Anthony Bourdain once wrote that there is nothing more political than food: who’s eating, and who’s not eating? In his long and lucrative career, Bourdain wrote several books, among them Kitchen Confidential and The Nasty Bits, which unearthed


Combatting racism must be a priority for student politics

USI has promised to adapt activism to Covid-19 restrictions, and must use its platform to extend support and solidarity to those facing racism

The murder of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis last week sparked protests and justifiable outrage across the US. An alleged use of a counterfeit twenty dollar bill at a local deli enabled Chauvin to murder Floyd


The power of Normal People is its familiarity

Normal People’s appeal lies not only in its geographical familiarity, but in its skilful depiction of love and alienation

Kehoe’s pub on South Anne Street has a mural on its wall of a James Joyce quote which reads: “In the particular is contained the universal.” The full quote is preceded with the declaration that “for myself, I always write


Housing cuts make women bleed: #MeToo and the fight for economic justice

In the face of the growing de-politicisation of International Women’s Day, feminism must be firmly re-framed along class lines

Note: this article contains references to sexual violence and harassment which some readers may find upsetting 

Falling on the 8th of March each year, International Women’s Day often brings panel discussions on Women in Business, shops filled with bunches of …


The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the pitfalls of capitalism

This health crisis has laid bare the necessity of recalibrating politics outside of the interests of profit and the stock market

The outbreak of Covid-19 is of course natural but its spread and impact is undoubtedly political, exposing the failure of the capitalist market to protect public well-being. The pandemic has exposed the need for tenant’s rights, universal healthcare, and to …