Arts & Culture
New York Times journalists, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey broke the story about Harvey Weinstein in October 2017. The publication of the first piece on Weinstein led to an influx of messages into Kantor and Twohey’s inboxes from women who had also experienced sexual harassment or assault. In She Said, they explain the process behind their investigative journalism.
Scorsese’s latest $150 million passion project details the life of the mob hitman Frank Sheeran, and his involvement with the Bufalino crime family as well as the disappearance of the union leader Jimmy Hoffa.
“Yes, We Still Drink Coffee!” is a collection of powerful essays, interspersed with beautiful illustrations, that tell the stories of female human rights defenders from Egypt, Kuwait, Palestine, Tunisia, Turkey, Somalia and Sudan. Behind each story is a meeting of two women. Here is our review.
Earlier this month, the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) screened some of the best short films produced all over Europe, as part of the Short Shorts film festival. Screenings were hosted by language schools and embassies across Dublin.
Samantha Power arrived at her home city of Dublin and was greeted in Trinity College Dublin’s Regent’s House to rapturous applause. Although she’s best known for her government career in diplomacy, it is her staunch moral compass and dedication to humanitarian issues which have underpinned her career, and do so again in her memoir.
This brave, thought-provoking masterpiece by Louise O’Neill powerfully touches a raw nerve in Irish society.
On Saturday October 19th, Ireland celebrated its third annual National Harp Day. The Historical Harp Society of Ireland hosted a Discovery Day event at the Seamus Ennis Arts Centre aimed to help the public learn more about the ancient instrument of Ireland.
STAND reviews the documentary Taste of Cement, which projects the plight of the Syrian migrants in Lebanon, who have little choice but to make a living by working on construction sites. The visuals and sounds play an equally important role in the documentary.
Finnish director Reetta Huhtanen tells us the story of Molenbeek, a notorious place in Brussels known as a Jihadi hotbed, through the eyes and voices of 6-year-old residents.
STAND reviews Joker, a movie receiving an 8-minute standing ovation at the Venice film festival, as well as critics using words such as “toxic”, “cynical” and “irresponsible” to describe its relentlessly embittered tone.