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Stages along life’s way

Jayna Rohslau interviews Booker shortlisted alum Paul Murray on social performativity, Kierkegaard and finding your authentic self through literature

Although our culture claims to celebrate individuality, this sentiment is about as genuine as the latest Players production. While the narrative of acceptance may appear true to life – if you squint – the arts block uniform and drinking culture

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Killing Mr Rochester

Jayna Rohslau interviews NYT-bestselling author Betsy Cornwell on the necessity of the act and why we’re living in a gothic world

When we are young, we believe in the powerful import of fairy tales. Good triumphs over evil, knights are paragons of virtue, and powerful women are, more often than not, hideous witches emblazoned with warts. At the age of six,


New National Women’s Museum to be considered by Government as committee on gender imbalances within the arts is announced

Potential measures undertaken by the committee include the establishment of a women’s museum and revising the National Collection

Last week, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin today announced her plans to establish a new committee advising on gender imbalances within the arts.

Speaking at the National Gallery of Ireland, Minister Martin explained how

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When Icarus soars

Jayna Rohslau chats with editors Charlotte Moore and Eloise Rodger on their plans for Trinity’s premier literary & arts magazine

When the poet William Carlos Williams said: “When Icarus fell / it was spring”, he was dead wrong. In fact, Ireland’s oldest literary magazine drops their first issue in the autumn. Meeting the editors of Icarus for our conversation, we

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Found in translation

Jayna Rohslau interviews Trinity alumna Lianne Quigley on her interpretative work for the ISL Deaf Translations Project at Dublin Fringe Festival

“Then the wet windin’ roads / Brown bogs and black water/ And my thoughts on white ships / And the King of Spain’s daughter.” Although we may be accustomed to Dublin’s weather, imagining oneself in a sunnier locale remains undeniably

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To bee or not to bee

Jayna Rohslau analyses Trinity alum Paul Murray’s latest novel The Bee Sting

When reading The Bee Sting, I laughed, I cried, and I even winced recalling memories from my first semester of college. Once, like the clueless fresher that I was, I asked a question in a lecture and the professor laughed

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Laughter in the age of AI

Jayna Rohslau interviews Professor Jennifer Edmond on AI’s cultural impact in advance of ‘Who Wants to Write an Email?’ at Dublin Fringe Festival

I don’t garden, but if I did, I can only imagine it would be like emptying my inbox. You might think weeding out emails gets easier over time, but it remains a tedious and remarkably painful task. Unlike actual weeds,


A Spectre is Haunting Europe – The Spectre of TikTok?

A look into the reasoning and greater implications behind the recent bans on governmental devices

Amongst fears that the Chinese Communist Party has access to covert information, the UK government recently banned government employees from having TikTok. However, although data fears are valid, the ban may also set a dangerous precedent for completely overriding the

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Chatting hymns with Katie Kim

Jayna Rohslau interviews the Dublin singer-songwriter on her key influences and musical takeaways

There’s a liquid smooth sensibility to Katie Kim’s work. It is evident in the flow of her songs. Without break, one song ends and the next begins. It’s also apparent in the visuals accompanying her song Mona, as gaping faces