Film&TV, Fuinneamh

Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Ultimate Ranking

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is the most successful movie franchise in history. Spanning 23 interconnected movies across all platforms, it has gone from strength to strength ever since its introduction all the way back in 2008 and has shown no sign slowing down. Most of films listed are not necessarily bad movies, just not as well liked or as interesting …


Art Club, Arts & Culture, Fuinneamh

An Focal Art Club #5 -Jean-Michel Basquiat

“I don’t listen to what art critics say. I don’t know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is.” Remembered for a strikingly short, meteoric career, Jean Michel Basquiat is the embodiment of a troubled genius. Having overcome poverty to lead an anti-establishment art movement inspired by the New York graffiti scene, Basquiat continues to send shock …


An Focal Art Club #4- Yayoi Kusama

At 89 years old, few artists have made a larger impact on the contemporary art world than Yayoi Kusama. From spurring Pop Art to defining Minimalism, the iconic polka dot artist has an impressive body of work that explores mental illness, consumerism and the psyche. Hailed as one of the most important living Japanese artists today, Yayoi Kusama has achieved …

“Sexy and Scandalous”- An Honest Bridgerton Review

By Jodie McCormack After its release in December 2020 ‘Bridgerton’ quickly became one of Netflix’s most watched series with over 80 million households watching the eight-episode first season. The Netflix series created by Chris Van Dusen is based on the Bridgerton book series by American writer Julia Quinn. Bridgerton’s executive producer Shonda Rhimes is no stranger to series success, she …

Top Influencers to Follow for a More Positive Feed

Influencers get a bad rap. They are often blamed for everything from body image issues to society’s obsession with buying things. But not all influencers want to sell you something. And, those who do want you to buy better, not more. Here are seven influencers advocating for diversity, climate change, body image mental health and more. 1.Body Positive Panda Megan …

Separating the facts from fiction in Netflix’s ‘The Crown’

by Olivia Hoysted Captivating the political and private life of the English Monarch, Netflix’s The Crown is a  drama sweeping over the 20th century and exploring into the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II. According to statistics released by Netflix, the drama starring performers such as Claire Foy, Olivia Colman, Matt Smith and Tobias Menzies has had 73 million …

How The Pandemic Changed My Relationship with Fashion

By Molly Cantwell All in all – the pandemic has not exactly been a remarkable time for my personal fashion. Rolling out of bed at five to nine right before a lecture doesn’t exactly give you time to wear your best “work from home glam”. Pyjamas are the new little black dress and fluffy socks are the new stilettos – …

Sheerbuzz: Being A Band in 2020

by James Roulston Mooney. Donegal band Sheerbuzz have been forced to do things differently this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Answering as a collective, they talked about their lives, their music, fundraising and their hopes for the future. The band members – Lachlann Ó Fionnáin, Evan McGinty, Adam Grady and Lughan Devenny – all have other priorities that are …

An Post Irish Book Awards Winners Announced

by Aislinn Kelly The acclaimed novel follows the return of a missing woman to rural Tipperary and is a passionate exploration of a family’s dynamic set in Ryan’s native county in the 1970s.  The win was announced as part of the An Post Irish Book Awards 2020 which took place on Wednesday 25th November.  For the first time, the awards …