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How much do you know about sex?
Here is a relatively tricky quiz from Buzzfeed about sex. It should be no surprise to anyone that I did very well on this quiz. After all, I have been writing about sex for a *while* now. Go on, you...

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...

French referee’s struggle to send off a player
When Ligue 1 referree Philippe Kalt brandished a red card to Guingamp goalkeeper Mamadou Samassa in the 89th minute of a the club’s fixture against Montpellier, team-mate Benjamin Angoua stepped in to ensure the referee couldn’t physically do so. Who...

Emma Watson threatened with nude release by 4chan MRAs
Emma Watson dared (dared!) to give a very mild speech about feminism and how rigid gender roles define both men and women at the UN recently and has been threatened by 4chan users with having nude photos released as punishment....

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...

Footy diary: a look inside a Serie A adventure
As previously blogged, the city of Milan is a fine city for culture, shopping, sightseeing and, as you can imagine, football. Last weekend I found myself in the city for a couple of days and taking place in the San...

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...

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...

Has there been longer penalty shootouts than last night’s epic one?
The answer, dear readers, is yes. While last night’s shootout between Liverpool and Middlesbrough was indeed certainly epic (I don’t think I have ever seen 14-13 written on a scoreboard before), it wasn’t quite the longest. Indeed there were 27...

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...

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...

Dublin to co-host Euro 2020
There was much celebration when last week the Aviva Stadium was awarded as one of the stadia to host the 2020 European Championships. The competition itself will be held in thirteen different cities, including Dublin, as a one-off to mark the...

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