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Swipe left or right? Here’s why.
Do you judge someone’s class by their Tinder picture? According to a study done by journalist Anne Helen Petersen markers of class, race, religion and education all affect whether we decide to swipe left or right. Here’s the full piece. There are a...

New Irish Sounds: Peter Delaney
The name: Peter Delaney. The deal: Limerick-born songwriter, photographer and filmmaker Peter Delaney has been releasing music since 2007, when a ukulele-fuelled seven-tracker called Duck Egg Blue earned him support slots with Fionn Regan and The Swell Season. 2013 brings something new,...

THE 25th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS: WINNERS
The more than 2,700 members of the European Film Academy – filmmakers from across Europe – have voted for this year’s European Film Awards. At the awards ceremony in Berlin the following awards were presented: EUROPEAN FILM 2012: AMOUR France...

Champions League preview
Normal service resumes as the Champions League is tonight upon us once more. Clear your schedule for the next two evenings and take in sixteen fixtures that should keep us all glued to our television sets. Let’s have a look...

Kelly Brook: Serial Abuser
If you’ve been reading the US media for the past few weeks, you’re sure to have seen the shitstorm around the American football player Ray Rice, who was caught on an elevator camera punching his then-fiancee, now wife, Janay Palmer. In...

Record Store Day: The Best of Irish
So, here’s the thing. In trying to answer some questions about the modern music-buying community (are most of them online? how much do they spend? how can we get them to breed? etc. ), we’ve all been able to poke...

The Lorax review
THE LORAX Directed by Chris Renaud and Kyla Balda. Featuring Danny DeVito, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Ed Helms, Betty White. 86 mins. Rating: Two/Five In cinemas July 27 YOU’LL SAY I’M OLD-FASHIONED AND LIVE IN THE PAST, BUT SOMETIMES I...

Ones to watch #15: Sergi Samper
Barcelona born-and-bred Sergi Samper Montaña will be 20 years old next January but is one of the most talked about young players in Spain.  A product of Barcelona’s famous youth academy, known as La Masia, Samper has impressed immensely since joining...

Iggy Azalea ex flogging sex tape
I’m writing about the celebrity nudes hacker scandal in the next issue of HP, and hot on the heels of that, TMZ has reported that Iggy Azalea’s ex-boyfriend is shopping around a sex tape featuring her. Azalea originally denied making a sex tape,...

Behind The Gig: Rams’ Pocket Radio
“Part of me thinks that music should be like that all the time…” – Peter McCauley Fresh from touring with pop rock colossus Snow Patrol, Lisburn multi-instrumentalist Rams’ Pocket Radio, AKA Peter McCauley, is juuuuust about ready to put the...

Fancy being famous? Open casting for Movie Extras in Dublin
OPEN CASTING WEEKEND IN CELEBRATION OF 10 YEARS OF PUTTING THE PUBLIC ON THE BIG SCREEN! The Westbury Hotel, Grafton Street, Dublin 2 Friday 13th & Saturday 14th July: 10am-7pm As MovieExtras.ie celebrates ten years of putting the public on...

One Night In Istanbul to hit the big screen
Liverpool FC have this week via their official You Tube channel released the trailer for One Night In Istanbul. The movie is based on Nicky Allt’s hugely popular play of the same name. It follows four Liverpool fans on a...

Do Straight Women Secretly Hate Themselves?
Are you a straight woman who prefers the old P in V to oral sex? If so, maybe you are suffering from internalised misogyny and body issues.  That’s according to an not-very-scientific study done by vlogger Arielle Scarcella. Scarcella hosts...

New Irish Sounds: Rob Kelly
The name: Rob Kelly. The deal: Wexford’s long-standing rap innovator with friends in very high places, Rob Kelly is already a decade into his career, but, after threatening to break into the mainstream a dozen or so times, the razor-sharp rapper...

Japanese Film Festival Welcomes Makoto Shinkai to Lighthouse Cinema on July 2
JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS IRISH PREMIERE SCREENING AND DIRECTOR Q&A access>CINEMA, in collaboration with The Embassy of Japan in Ireland, is delighted to welcome renowned anime director Makoto Shinkai to take part in a Q&A following the Irish premiere of...

Ireland’s journey for France 2016 begins today
The Boys In Green today launch their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign against Georgia in Tbilisi. It’s Martin O’Neill’s first competitive fixture since his appointment as Ireland manager ten months back. Results haven’t gone O’Neill’s way so far. In fact he...

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