Fringe Theatre

‘Charming and hilarious’: Electric review

Described as a ‘modern-day Juliet and Juliet story’, Irish theatre company ILA’s Electric takes elements of the cliche love story and turns it into an exploration of sexuality that is charming and hilarious in equal measures. Northsider Joni (Ericka Roe) and Southsider Scarlett (Ali Hardman) meet at Electric Picnic, a festival that Joni can’t wait […]

Review Science

Are electric toothbrushes just a clever marketing ploy?

Recently I made the impromptu purchase of a highly sophisticated electric toothbrush. Although initially delighted, I started to develop a sneaking suspicion that I had been conned by the clever marketing people at Philips and even, perhaps, by the entire dental industry. Is an electric toothbrush really necessary? Is it, like so many other things […]