Literature

By Our Bedsides, Vol. 4

By Our Bedsides, Vol. 4

By Our Bedsides is a new evening series in which we share the books, beauty products, and whatever else it may be that we’re winding down with at the moment. In this edition, Raquel talks us through the items on her nightstand that support her […]

Reparative Reading & Recent Reads

Reparative Reading & Recent Reads

Spending a lot of required time on classic literature and literary theory, contemporary fiction and recent releases have become my literary haven. I turn to them when I need to cleanse my mind, when I need a break, and maybe most importantly of all, when […]

By Our Bedsides, Vol. 3

By Our Bedsides, Vol. 3

By Our Bedsides is a new evening series in which we share the books, beauty products, and whatever else it may be that we’re winding down with at the moment. In this edition, Rory talks us through the items on her nightstand that help her relax. I don’t […]

Reclaiming Elektra

Reclaiming Elektra

Detail of Frederic Leighton’s 1869 painting, “Elektra at the Tomb of Agamemnon.” Theatre in ancient Greece was made by and for men. Yet, many of the plays we have from then display interestingly almost-feminist qualities—at least when viewed through a modern lens. The example usually […]

Murder on the Orient Express Chic in Istanbul

Murder on the Orient Express Chic in Istanbul

Traveling on the Orient Express has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. I love trains, and I’ve been aesthetically drawn to the early twentieth century since I first watched The Secret Garden as a small child. Instead of fading […]

By Our Bedsides, Vol. 2

By Our Bedsides, Vol. 2

By Our Bedsides is a new evening series in which we share the books, beauty products, and whatever else it may be that we’re winding down with at the moment. In this edition, Lauren takes us through her current reads and her cold weather routine.

By Our Bedsides, Vol. 1

By Our Bedsides, Vol. 1

As The Attic opens its Lifestyle window, we the Editors would like to mark the occasion by offering a glimpse into our everyday lives. By Our Bedsides is a new evening series in which we share the books, beauty products, and whatever else it may […]

From Beyond the Grave: Edith Wharton’s The Touchstone

From Beyond the Grave: Edith Wharton’s The Touchstone

Looking at my copy of The Touchstone, I expected it to be one of Edith Wharton’s ghost stories. You can see why – it features a woman holding an eyeless death mask in front of her face, with a man doing the same in the […]

Dublin Bookshops

Dublin Bookshops

Harry Potter agus an Órchloch – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in Irish Literary talent has never been in short supply in Ireland. From the legends like William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, Bram Stoker, and Oscar Wilde to more modern authors including Donal Ryan, Emma Donoghue, […]

An Autumn Reading List

An Autumn Reading List

As an eternal student, autumn reading – to me – means heading back to university and ploughing through stacks of books for all of my different classes. It means French poetry collections, gothic tales, plays about angsty princes, and Russian novels. It means boarding school campuses and […]