SIN Book Club Review: Asking For It by Louise O’Neill

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Please read this book. Every woman and every man whether you think you understand consent or not should give it a try. Louise O’Neill painstakingly conveys the culture of victim-blaming, social media and the stigma surrounding sexual assault. The novel follows an eighteen-year-old girl who is raped, pictures of which are published online spurring on […]

Directing the dream: Robbie Walsh speaks about his upcoming production of The Lonesome West

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Robbie Walsh arrives an hour before his rehearsal is scheduled in Áras na Mac Léinn’s Art Room, a secluded calm contrasting to the foyer’s graduate-brimming storm. He awaits his actors, cool and composed, a seasoned director for NUI Galway’s Dramsoc. This Semester, Walsh is assuming the director’s chair again for his favourite play, The Lonesome […]

In Conversation with The Clockworks

Irish Interest Indeed: Damian Greaney, James McGregor and Sean Connelly (L-R).

As their name would seem to suggest, The Clockworks are a punctual bunch. They greet me outside the door of the Temple Café, clad in all black as is necessary for a trio of aspiring rockers. The Temple Café, which is across from Charlie Byrne’s bookshop, is a social venture – that means it is […]

Hidden Gem: Hunt for the Wilderpeople

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Welcome to Hidden Gem, a new SIN column where each week we will take a closer look at a book, album, show, or film that has managed to slip past the general cultural radar. To start, we’re kicking the column off with a review of Hunt for the Wilderpeople, the new film by Academy Award-nominated […]

The Galway Gamer: can Metal Gear Survive?

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Surely it’s time to speak about the elephant in the room. We could continue to ignore how it has come barrelling through the far wall and is now not-so-stealthily hiding in the corner. It’s there in full view for all to see and sooner or later we’re just going to have to admit it; we’re […]

Emmys 2016: winners, losers and political bruisers

Newcomers rose to the top, but old favourites stole the limelight; the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards left no stone unturned as outspoken speeches made headlines of their own right. The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story (albeit a bit of a mouthful) dealt the biggest blow to the trophy-case, stealing five of the major […]

#FreeKesha: An update on the singer’s story

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The ongoing legal battle between singer Kesha and music producer Dr. Luke gained worldwide attention on 22 February when Kesha was denied an injunction to terminate her contract with said producer Luke Gottwald, and Sony, amid claims of sexual, emotional, verbal, and physical abuse.

Conscience of a King: An interview with Derbhle Crotty

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Still basking in her victory in the Best Actress category at the Irish Times Derbhle Crotty brings all the energy and life to her conversation that she does to the characters she portrays on stage.

No Man’s Sky release date announced

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After months of speculation, perhaps the most anticipated new PlayStation 4 title of 2016 has been given the release date of 21 June.

Virtual Reality: The evolution of gaming

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The announcement of the Oculus Rift’s shipping date early last month signals that the time of Virtual Reality (VR) gaming is upon us.