On Monday, September 30th, the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, spoke on refugee crises, the history of Irish immigration, and the role of universities in such times. His lecture, which he has titled “Humanitarianism and the Public Intellectual in Times of Crisis,” touches on some of the topics which were relevant in the current global and local political landscape.
“I first started writing music probably when I was twelve. Back then I was taking lessons with some guy in town and he suggested I try and come up with a song. It was just descending seven chords or something—super simple stuff…” – Plum Sanders.
When I first watched Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch I was stunned. I sat trembling in my easy chair not in fear of the film at hand but in excitement towards the idea of it. For Bandersnatch was something new, something creative and unexpected, that directly changed the rules of engagement between viewer and film to its advantage.
Psychedelic indie band MGMT dropped an album this weekend entitled Little Dark Age. It’s been ve years since 2013’s self-titled album MGMT, and it seems as though MGMT has spent this time circling back to their synth-pop roots.
Dogs are evil. Yes, dear sinner, they may deceive you with their looks. Yes! Dear sinner! They have pinch-able cheeks, they have fluff, they have the works. Evil. Just looking at the face of a Pomeranian fills me with visceral rage. For I, dear sinner, have not fallen victim to their works of deception— nay, I have discovered them. Though it has taken lots of thinking and lots of time to gather my evidence, I am finally able to, within my capabilities, aptly delineate the devil that is in the dog.