Roisin Kiberd

The Truth and Lies Issue

How the 'Mandela Effect' Theory of False Memories Took Over the Internet

Have you misremembered the spellings of childhood favorites like 'The Berenstain Bears', Froot Loops and Jif peanut butter? This theory explains why.
Roisin Kiberd
3.18.19
invasion of privacy

Why the 'Fappening' Keeps Happening

More hacked celebrity nudes have been released, which says a lot about the people posting and consuming them.
Roisin Kiberd
4.12.17
News

Everything You Need to Know About Ireland's Real-Life 'Purge Night'

Ireland's police have said they're going to strike this Friday, so we walked around Dublin asking people what they'd do on a night with no laws.
Roisin Kiberd
11.3.16
News

We Talked to the Advertising Standards Authority About Why That YSL Advert Is Not OK

What constitutes an advert that could cause offence or harm, and what happens when you try to stop it getting printed?
Roisin Kiberd
6.5.15
Travel

In Defence of South Dublin

What it was like to grow up in the South Dublin suburbs.
Roisin Kiberd
4.23.15
Music

One Direction Fan-Fic Writers Have Not Taken Zayn's Departure at All Well

We reviewed some of the most lyrical and heart-wrenching fiction we've read so far today.
Roisin Kiberd
3.26.15
Film

Jennifer Lawrence and Why Hollywood Is Done with Boring Male Heroes

Steven Spielberg's decision to cast Lawrence as his first female lead in 30 years is one riddled with significance.
Roisin Kiberd
3.9.15
Film

Christian Grey Is the Basic Bitch Version of Patrick Bateman

Fifty Shades was less 'sex-fuelled chick flick' and more 'Capitalist nightmare'.
Roisin Kiberd
2.17.15
Stuff

Audio-Only Porn Is Putting the Mystery into Masturbation

We talked to the Audio Porn Tumblr about their open submission policy and the pros of online porn with no visuals.
Roisin Kiberd
2.12.15
Tech

A Letter of Condolence to the Narcissistic Google Glasshole

Google has canned its most controversial device; its devotees must be distraught.
Roisin Kiberd
1.21.15
Music

Shayne Ward Is Selling Himself On Webcam to Fund His Next Album

The £50 he's charging his fans for ten minutes is nothing compared to the price of X-Factor's fast fame for its contestants.
Roisin Kiberd
1.16.15
The Film That Made Me...

'Mulholland Drive' Was the Film That Made Me Rethink Cinema

(And convinced me that I was a lesbian for a bit.)
Roisin Kiberd
12.17.14
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