Saturday, September 21, 2019

A BIT MUCH? Jennifer Lawrence and that awkward moment with Joanna Lumley at the...

Inside jokes don’t really work on large audiences with raging Twitter accounts, do they? ‘The ravishing’ Jennifer Lawrence learned that lesson the hard way...

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...

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...

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...

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...

JOAN DIDION At 83 this literary icon still fascinates and inspires

  Literary icon Joan Didion turned 83 this week and that elusively cool, intellectual allure still holds its magnetism for her millions of fans in...

HIJABI BARBIE A symbol of repression or a sign of inclusiveness?

  There’s a new Barbie in town and she’s wearing a hijab to cover her head, chest and hair. The Mattel doll is based on...

THE HANDMAID’S TALE Expect lots of fashion references to Margaret Atwood’s chilling story

  The fashion world has fallen for the austere beauty of The Handmaid’s Tale, the Emmy award winning TV series based on writer Margaret Atwood’s...

QUEEN OF THE STONE AGE Sculptor Helen O’Connell’s geological obsession

My first instinct on seeing the the smooth stone donut shape creation of sculptor Helen O’Connell in Bray’s Mermaid Arts Centre is to embrace...

HARVEY WEINSTEIN Why do we tolerate the intolerable?

Skip to content The recent Harvey Weinstein revelations have thrown up many questions about why society facilitates adult bullies and sexual predators. Blogger Laurie Morrissey...