Wednesday, June 19, 2019

SINGLE DISCRIMINATION Desperate measures for a desperate inheritance tax law

Single people have no platform unlike married couples, same sex civil partners, people with disabilities, the LGBT community, Travellers or farmers when it comes...

MARY POPPINS RETURNS But really, should she?

What would the real Walt Disney say, I wonder, about the sequel to his beloved 1964 live action/ animation movie Mary Poppins which was...

SELFIE CONSCIOUS Taking matters into our own hands

Such an audacious act, the selfie. The bit that makes it so brazen is pressing the button and posting your mug for all to...

WHO SAYS THEY’RE WOMEN’S CLOTHES? The rise of gender neutral wear

  ‘You don’t wear women’s clothes anymore, how come?’, says I to Eddie Izzard, the comedian known for his cross dressing. He looked me dead...

LE BALLON ROUGE Why the kids are the VIPs of this year’s Cannes Film...

‘Welcome kids! You are the new VIPs’ - the latest star to the Cannes Film Festival offers a welcome new script...writes single...

HOLY MOLY! The message behind Beyoncé’s twins post

So Beyoncé. Where to begin? Has she disappeared up her perfectly polished you know what by releasing that deific image of herself and her...

SUNDAY FUNDAY Remember when Sundays were sacred?

Do you remember when Sunday was sacred? When the notion of shopping on the Seventh Day wasn’t even a consideration? How we have changed. I...

CANNES The world’s most controversial and seductive film festival

It may have a terrible track record for promoting female directors, for enforcing anarchic rules about high heels on the red carpet...

CHRISTIAN DIOR 70 YEARS ON Aisling O’Loughlin looks back

It was the Irish born editor of the US edition of Harper’s Bazaar, Carmel Snow, who coined the phrase the New Look that trumpeted...

CELEBRITY PUBLIC SPATS Insult in haste on social media, repent at leisure

Public spats: Never a good idea, always great entertainment. Social media means it’s too irresistible not to post your grievances for the world to...