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Emma Monaghan


Good Vibrations: How is music tackling Alzheimer’s Disease?

By Emma Monaghan / March 8, 2021

Neuroscientists and doctors alike have voiced their concerns about the growing number of people affected by Alzheimer’s Disease: it is thought by 2045 the current Irish prevalence will have doubled, meaning over 150,000 people will live with the condition. According to The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland over 64,000 Irish people are living with this disease […]


It’s a Sin: Why Public Health Campaigns Need the Arts

By Emma Monaghan / February 28, 2021

Previously chastised by The Sun as excessively explicit, and almost never making it to the screens after being turned down by BBC One and ITV, It’s a Sin is now the most binge-watched programme on Channel 4’s streaming service, All 4. This moving mini-series comprised of 5 episodes was penned by Doctor Who’s previous head-writer […]


The Louvre’s Lockdown Makeover

By Emma Monaghan / February 21, 2021

The largest museum in the world has been closed for almost four months due to the pandemic, but no time is wasted in Paris; the beautiful Louvre is having a makeover.  8 peculiar international museums to visit online during lockdown 5 creative ways you can satisfy the urge to travel even if you’re stuck at […]


The Who Cancel 2021 UK & Ireland Tour

By Emma Monaghan / February 17, 2021

The Who, originally set to reach thousands of fans this spring, have been forced to cancel their 10 UK and Ireland tour dates due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Current State of the Music Industry amid Covid-19 Music with cooking: the best spice you should add. How Music & Arts Can Help You Deal […]


Shortlists Released for the 2021 Oscars

By Emma Monaghan / February 15, 2021

Last week, films from nine categories were announced to have made shortlists for the 93rd Academy Awards. The Oscars this year will be a strange one, as cinemas have been closed almost everywhere for nearly a year! During 2020, the big online streaming servers, like Netflix and Amazon Prime, had to take the reins of […]


Pretend It’s a City: Discovering Fran Lebowitz

By Emma Monaghan / February 12, 2021

For me, when you love movies, Martin Scorsese becomes a household name like Wes Anderson or Spielberg. But until last month, my unenlightened ears had never heard the name Fran Lebowitz before. The woman, the wordsmith, the suit-jacket-and-cufflinks-wearing legendary contrarian. Fran Lebowitz is a New Yorker now in her 70s, and Netflix introduced me to […]


The Trouble with Toddlers and Touchscreens

By Emma Monaghan / February 4, 2021

Tablet-style touchscreens first became popular in 2010 when Apple released the first iPad, and people were fascinated; these touchscreen devices seemed so versatile and useful – people of all ages could use them, and even babies and young kids could navigate the internet with their fingers. Touchscreens became really popular, and their potential for education […]


Sunsets in Sound: The Escapism of the Lo-fi Remix

By Emma Monaghan / February 1, 2021

Through the rise of TikTok, lo-fi music has taken centre stage. Short for low-fidelity, lo-fi music sounds like it is floating from a crackly old record player, earthy with nostalgia and character. In today’s pop-music charts, it would be rare to find soft jazz songs from the 1940s, but some lo-fi classics, from Frankie Valli’s […]

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