‘Most journalism students I have met over the years aren’t particularly interested in the listicles or churnalism that typifies the low-paid long-hours culture of what the work has become for young journalists.’ Above, Eddie Holt. Photograph: Alan Betson

When the first-year journalism BA class at DCU bounded into the Henry Grattan building on the grim-looking campus in the autumn of 2001, journalism wa(...)

With Florence & the Machine headlining Glasto this weekend, thanks to poor Dave Grohl’s broken leg, the festival has finally put a woman at the(...)

‘Nothing is good about sleeping in a tent, or spending any time whatsoever in a tent.’ Glastonbury 2014. Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

You could be forgiven for thinking you were a subspecies if you don’t go to festivals in the summer. Media and consumerism pivot to focus almost solel(...)

Orange Is the New Black: Danielle Brooks, Samira Wiley, Lea DeLaria, Laverne Cox, Lori Petty, Taryn Manning, Uzo Aduba, Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Natasha Lyonne, Yael Stone, Ruby Rose, Kate Mulgrew, Selenis Leyva and Dascha Polanco in the third season of the Netflix hit

Two summers ago Orange Is the New Black brought Netflix both a hit and critical acclaim. Based on the prison memoir of Piper Kerman, it featured a (...)

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Large swathes of the internet may be controlled by billion-dollar companies, but it is still a democratic tool. So why can’t Irish political partie(...)

Back in the day: The Corrs in 2000

Although it’s pretty hard for a family band to actually break up, that doesn’t make the news that The Corrs have reunited any less joyous. The band(...)

“This was the first time many young people had confronted the status quo, and they won. That won’t be forgotten.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Right now there are thousands and thousands of young people who have been politicised and engaged in the wake of the marriage referendum. What will be(...)

The Puffin Rock animated series

When tiny children are starting to base their entertainment requests on whatever “Netfwix” might be showing you know the game has officially changed f(...)

‘There’s also a brilliant sense of lightness about her performance.’ Above, Patti Smith performing in Barcelona recently. Photograph: Marta Perez/EPA

Patti Smith once wrote about how the atmosphere changed when Bob Dylan walked into a room. For some decades now, she too can be counted among those wh(...)

‘I almost felt myself sinking lower in my cinema seat, as the dystopian-bikini-clad model-actresses billowed in the wind.’ Above, Charlize Theron in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’.

There are two scenes in George Miller’s new film Mad Max: Fury Road on which everything hangs. The first is when Max (Tom Hardy, née Mel Gibson) makes(...)