The Rise of Airbnb

From renting air mattresses to a multi-billion dollar company, Guy Walker traces the trials and triumphs of Airbnb

“I thought of a way to make a few bucks- turning our place into…a place to crash”, emailed Joe Gebbia to his roommate Brian Chesky. Within the decade this email had become a $31 billion company, spread across 191 countries.

A manual for murder

In print for nearly 50 years, The Anarchist’s Cookbook remains one of the most controversial pieces ever written.

Read this book, but keep in mind that the topics written
about here are illegal and constitutes a threat… This book is not for children or morons – The Anarchist’s Cookbook, page 30

The Anarchist’s Cookbook is one

Bridging the divide

Alice Forbes explores unseen perspectives of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

At the security desk at Tel Aviv Airport, having just landed, an Israeli guard asked our purpose of visit. My heart catching in my throat, I only knew what not to say: that I had come to the Middle East

The Irish men of the French Foreign Legion

Ciaran Sunderland speaks to former soldiers of the fabled French Foreign Legion and learns why the Legion is our Homeland

“Legio Patria Nostra” is the motto and bond of fraternity of the French Foreign Legion. Meaning the “Legion is our homeland,” it is a mantra the recruits go on to embody everyday of their service. There are countless stories and

Ireland’s hippest chapel

An inside look into “Chapel”; the newest way for Dublin’s youth to find their faith

On a dark Wednesday evening around half seven, a surge of young people swarm through the entrance of St. Mark’s Church, which sits tranquilly opposite the Science Gallery. Clutching shopping bags and waving to familiar faces, these clusters of young …

The reality of winter depression in Ireland

Why do we find the dark days so draining?

Winter depression, or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), is a form of depression that is related to the change in the seasons. It is estimated to affect one in 15 people in Ireland and for most people, SAD begins and ends

Beware of the birds

What danger lies behind the squawks of Trinity’s gulls?

Love them or hate them, the squawking and sauntering of seagulls is familiar to most urban inhabitants and students alike: especially those who dare to eat outside. The banter of such a lunchtime session is a regular occurrence for many

Wholesome Catholic fun

An unexpected past lies deep at the heart of one of Ireland’s primary institutes of art and progress

Located in the centre of Temple bar, the Irish Film Institute (IFI) is a centre of art and culture. While it’s central mantra is to preserve, exhibit, and educate, a surprising past lurks in its foundations.  Since its start in

Stepping from the heavens

What does humankind hope to glean from venturing to the stars?

I know the whole world is watching now. I wish you could see what I can see. Sometimes you have to get up really high to understand how small you are… I’m going home now.”

With these words, on

Tattoos: art of the soul

How have tattoos changed over the ages as a means of expression?

Rituals and cultures

Tattoos have long been part of important rituals and traditions in a vast variety of cultures around the globe. Amazon tribes tattooed themselves as a ritual of protection, so the dark spirits would not approach them. Some

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