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Are all men potential rapists? No.
Prostitution should be legal to stop men turning into hormone-fuelled rapists. That’s not my opinion, but Dr Catherine Hakim’s. Hakim is a “social scientist” — using the term loosely — who argues that the sex industry could reduce sex crimes...

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...

Pedro heads to London for first-team glory under The Special One
“If Pedro was Brazilian,” Pep Guardiola once famously said, “he’d be called Pedrinho and we wouldn’t have enough money to afford him.” Luckily for Guardiola’s one-time arch enemy José Mourinho, he is called Pedro and Chelsea can more than afford...

Kim, Kanye and that Glastonbury Flag
By now you’ve probably heard about the Kim Kardashian flag that was waved by an audience member during Kanye West’s Glastonbury set. The flag, featuring a blowjob scene from Kim’s leaked sex tape, caused quite a reaction on Twitter. The...

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...

2015/16 shirts: the good, the bad & the very strange
As many seasons are about to begin or have already just begun, we are at the time of year again when we take a look at the clobber that football has to offer it’s players and fans. How about these:...

THE ACCIDENTAL CREEP: DON’T BE THAT GUY!
Yesterday evening as I was walking home a man followed me. On the bus I noticed him staring at me, and when I got off, he did too. As I crossed the road, I realised he was behind me and...

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...

Join the official Hot Press fantasy football league
It’s that time of the year again when everyone is getting their fantasy football team in order and we are no different.     Those of you who entered last year (and there was a lot!), all you have to...

Creepy Songs!
If you follow American politics then you’ll know that former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee — a fire-breathing, gun-toting, god-fearing, right-wing Republican — took issue with Beyonce in his latest book, God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy, calling her music “obnoxious and...

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...

What next for Mario Balotelli?
There’s a great moment in the 2012 interview between Noel Gallagher and Mario Balotelli when the Italian international promises the former Oasis guitarist his infamous “Why Always Me?” t-shirt. The looks on Gallagher Snr’s face is that of a genuine...


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