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The video for Dublin alt-songstress Naoise Roo‘s new single Whore premiered yesterday on Nialler9.

Directed by Girl Band visual collaborator Bob Gallagher, and starring actor Aron Hegarty, it accompanies a tune that provides a backing track for internal conflict and examination of roles/power structures.

Says Naoise:

“The song Whore was born out of a sense of longing and frustration. The idea of playing with power and submission. I think Bob’s video reflects those feelings, but takes a different slant. Religion and sexuality have had centuries of conflict and in Ireland we know this all too well. But at the root of it sexuality and sexual energy are the essence of being human. I’ve often wondered where that energy goes, what that inner conflict looks like”

Naoise Roo

Netflix

A new update to the Netflix mobile app today will allow some of the streaming service’s content to be downloaded for offline play.

Good for long trips/Internet outages, but even better for parents with sprogs to keep quiet during same, considering the amount of kids’ shows, anime, etc.

Front and centre in all of this? All the Netflix exclusives are first-up for local storage.

Grand.

To start using the service, you’ll need to update to the latest version of the app.

Netflix fans rejoice! You can now download shows to watch offline (Wired)

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Logograms of the heptapods. To wit:

A logogram’s weight carries meaning, too: A thicker swirl of ink can indicate a sense of urgency; a thinner one suggests a quiet tone. A small hook attached to one symbol makes it a question. The system allows each logogram to express a bundle of ideas without adhering to any traditional rules of syntax or sequence.

MORE: How Arrival’s Designers Crafted a Mesmerising Alien Alphabet (Margaret Rhodes, Wired) (minor spoilers)

24.11.17 - Dublin: First Fortnight 2017 mental health arts festival programme launch. Pictured are artist Emma Sheridan; First Fortnight co-founder David Keegan; and Minister of State for Mental Health & Older People Helen McEntee in artist Emma Sheridan's studio. First Fortnight 2017 runs from January 1 to 14 aimed at challenging mental health stigma. Photo: Kieran Frost

Emma Sheridan, Helen McEntee, Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, and First Fortnight co-founder David Keegan (Above)

First Fortnight has just unveiled its festival programme for 2017.

It’s going 8 years, in fairness.

Paul Kimmage, Eleanor Tiernan, and Ivor Browne will all make contributions while Le Galaxie yokes, Otherkin and Girl Band will help supply the tunes.

Harrumph!

First Fortnight