Arts & Culture

“I never painted dreams, I painted my own reality”: Turning trauma into art

Emma Lueders looks at the life of Frida Kahlo, one of the most inspiring female artists we have today

Frida Kahlo has become a global icon since the boom of Fridamania in the 1980s. A simple google search will display the artist’s past and present popularity, with the distribution of her image for widespread commercial use. Although the Frida

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Dolly Parton, one of the most scrutinized female bodies in history

A look at the people’s princess and her contributions to the music industry and beyond

From country music to vaccines, movie stardom to philanthropy, Dolly Parton does it all. Her outrageous style, surgically enhanced proportions and signature blonde hair have made her a global icon. Her image that once drew harsh criticism for its feminine

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Mistake Frankenstein for the monster, but don’t mistake his writer for just a wife

Ellen Kenny reflects on Mary Shelley’s work, life and contributions to literature

March 8 marked International Women’s Day, and I believe we can all look around in appreciation at the plethora of inspirational women of the 21st century; Malala Yousafzai and Greta Thunberg are among my personal favourites. Thinking about the iconic

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“If one man can destroy everything, why can’t one girl change it?”

Ria Walls recounts the attack on Malala Yousafzai by the Taliban, and how this inspired her continued fight for young women’s education

It is the norm for us here at Trinity, after completing fourteen years of primary and secondary education, to take for granted what we have. Education is the key to many of the world’s opportunities. It is wholly underappreciated. Academic

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Youth inspires at the Apollo Project

Elena McCrory speaks to Jessica Sharkey on her upcoming exhibition about “boring art”

There is no doubt that the arts have suffered monumentally since the pandemic hit Ireland. Innovation and creativity work synchronously and it is vital that as a nation we find a way to provide programmes and projects for our future

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How the light gets in

As Leonard Cohen’s documentary ‘Words of Love’ is remembered, his infamous work haunts years passed

On the night of the US presidential election, Leonard Cohen was trending on Twitter, with hundreds of thousands praying for the materialisation of Cohen’s famous lyrics: the coming of democracy to the US.

The song saliently captures the wry cynicism …