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A guide to Dublin stand-up comedy

Ciara Chan walks us through the best spots in the city for a cheeky chuckle — and the occasional roast

It’s okay if your serotonin is store-bought…. Or purchased on Eventbrite. Dublin City has numerous comedy clubs that will provide you with a quick fix for your prevailing mental health issues. Because who wants to commit to therapy every week

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Youth Panel Emits Sound

Elena McCrory sits down with Grace Benham to discuss her appointment to this year’s Youth Panel 2023 at the National Gallery of Ireland

Particularly in Dublin, it can be challenging to find art-related programmes for young people. Separate from a paid job, there are few events that offer training to assist students looking to get into the artworld. Sitting down with Grace Benham,

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Drill arrives to Dublin

Sophie Harris explores Ice Spice’s impact on Dublin’s underground hip-hop scene

Brooklyn-based drill rapper Ice Spice (Isis Gaston) has taken the world by storm. In the age of an internet-dominated music industry, with apps facilitating the rise of dozens of pop and hip-hop artists, Ice Spice’s internet relevancy is more poignant

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Obsession, Violence and Fish & Chips

Elena McCrory chats with actor Lora Hartin and writer/director Ultan Pringle about LemonSoap’s new production Piglet

Following It Is Good We Are Dreaming and Marmalade Row, LemonSoap productions will present Piglet on April 18th, which is described by its producers as being about obsession, violence, fish and chips, Jennifer Coolidge impressions, lost love, and what it

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All Artists Are Sellouts

Three students discuss why the relationship between capitalism and art seems more strained than ever in the age of Instagram and Tiktok

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A few days ago, I opened Instagram for the nth time to do some mindless scrolling. And mindlessly scroll I did, until I came across a post from an anti-art account,, that I follow. The post? A beautiful old-fashioned

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Homeward Words On Wildness

Ciana Meyers speaks with musicians Nicole Ní Dhubhshláine and Julie Fowlis on environmentalism and the future of Irish music

Although Nicole Ní Dhubhshláine would speak of her musicianship as her passport, an invitation to hold not just her instruments but the world, she cherishes a vital homecoming. Speaking of her home on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ní

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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

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Reality becomes science-fiction at IMMA

Sionainn Fee reviews The Otolith Group’s first large-scale exhibition, Xenogenesis, currently on a world tour

The Otolith Group is an artist collective founded in London in 2002 by Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun, which focuses on the planet and human experience, explored through filmatic practices. Their first large-scale museum exhibition, Xenogenesis, developed in Eindhoven and

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Greening The Screen

Sarah Browne examines the TorinoFilmLab’s Green Lab, in Dublin this March, a sustainability initiative aimed at reducing the industry’s carbon footprint

When we think of film and television, we don’t imagine the screen industry’s output beyond that of its movies, documentaries or series. The industry is one that prides itself on progressive content, especially in relation to environmental activism and climate