To Live and Die in TV

Moments before Frank Underwood became President in House of Cards, it happened. It happened at the end of the second season of Hannibal too. Suffice to say, this brief article will spoil up to (but not including) the third season of both Hannibal and House of Cards. I have a sneaking suspicion that it’ll happen again in Game of Thrones, but we won’t know until the sixth season. You’re still in the dark. The discussion here is death. Or, crucially, fake deaths. House of Cards spent an entire Read more [...]

New Technology Brings Ancient History Alive in St Patrick"s Cathedral

Visitors to the cathedral will now be able to get a high tech insight into building’s 800–year history following the launch of a new Discovery Space on Wednesday, 5th August. Located in the cathedral’s South Transept, the interpretative centre was officially opened by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe. The Discovery Space includes a large touch screen table highlighting the cathedral’s history; iPads featuring the cathedral’s app, an area for doing brass rubbings, Read more [...]

More strange goings on with SFX shares, as Beatport payment delays continue

This whole SFX saga is getting to the point where I need a diagram. I haven’t made one yet. I’ll get one made this weekend. I’m at the Edinburgh Festival. I’ll get someone to chalk it on the cobbles and take a photo of it. You may remember that – in the middle of SFX founder Robert Sillerman trying to take his EDM powerhouse back into private ownership by buying back all the shares he doesn’t currently control – in June the company then sold $10 million in stock to two other parties, Read more [...]

Q&A with Shannon Dawson

SHANNON DAWSON On how he thought quarterbacks threw the ball: “I don’t know. I mean it’s hard to tell until you watch film obviously, but I think everyone’s focus was probably a little bit off today for whatever reason, but you have that. I thought we were sharp yesterday. It’s part of camp. Execution wise, I couldn’t tell you coming off. I didn’t think we executed yesterday and then I watched the film and we executed good. So you never know. Your initial impression is typically never Read more [...]

Tom Brady Should Be Making Bank From The Deflate-Gate Mess

For months, the NFL-loving free world has been under siege by the deflate gate controversy and especially New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's perceived part in it. Is he guilty? Did he do anything? If he did, was there anything wrong with what he did?We will likely never actually know if he did anything wrong or knew what was going on, and eventually this whole mess will blow over. When it does the window will be closed for Tom Brady to do something he could have done all along – make Read more [...]

Yahoo Sets Its Sights on Polyvore

Anyone who loves fashion, creativity and a sense of community probably knows about Polyvore. I’ve made several of my own collages through its program, such as styles I’m coveting for spring or fall, a wish list for my new apartment and, most importantly, holiday shopping lists. Polyvore brings 350 retailers together in one convenient place and allows users to curate and create a collage through an easy-to-use search function. Once you’ve created a collage of items you want to buy (or hope someone Read more [...]

16.2 Happy Birthday, UN

INTRODUCTION  by Stéphane Dujarric The question of reforming the United Nations is almost as old as the United Nations itself. In this issue of the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, several distinguished scholars examine how different UN reform efforts have fared in recent years and what can be learned from them. FORUM: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, UN Peacekeeping, Peace Enforcement, and UN Reform by Lise Morjé Howard A Conversation with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights interview with Zeid Read more [...]