Nadine Oregan, Magazine /

Off Message

Off Message

With its vague and reductive looks-based message Amy Schumer’s latest film, I Feel Pretty, tears women down, all the while masquerading as a vehicle to build them up

Off Message

Off Message

As Abba prepare to wave their über-hot Abbatar hologram selves (circa 1979) off on tour, what does it say about our need for a sense of community in an increasingly individualised world that old age, physical demise – even death – won’t stop the music?

Off Message

Off Message

We’ve all heard the horror stories about mistreated tenants and wardrobes being rented out for two grand a month. But in the current climate, who’d be a landlord either?

Off Message

Off Message

In the 1960s nudity as a protest had some impact. Last week, however, the sight of a topless woman breaking through the barriers to protest against Bill Cosby smacked only of exhibitionism

Off Message

Off Message

In the wake of the Belfast rape trial, it is clear that we need better sex education in schools – and that the new system should be monitored

Off Message

Off Message

The past is never past, not when the internet is around to remind us of it. And it makes our present more dangerous than we might like to imagine

Off  Message

Off Message

Facebook is in the dock for allowing nefarious third-parties to get their hands on our personal information. But who handed it over in the first place? And for the silliest of reasons

Off Message

Off Message

Do we have to endure forever the old cliches around relationships – or is it possible that a diet of love isn’t just for women?

Off Message

Off Message

Let’s face it: it doesn’t pay to be nice all the time. The sooner we learn the art of confrontation, the sooner we’ll start getting what we want out of life

Off Message

Off Message

The new series of Room To Improve has made one thing clear: it’s Dermot Bannon’s world, and we’re all just living in it

Off Message

Off Message

It’s official: stuffing our faces with sugar-infused fast food and treats is not what makes us fat. The causes are in fact having the wrong friends, taking antibiotics and wearing wax raincoats

Off Message

Off Message

We’ve legalised divorce, so why is our relationship with it still so awkward? And why do we punish couples who don’t succeed at love by making them wait four years to legally split?

Off Message

Off Message

Who are the new priests in our society? They’re our writers, our therapists, or maybe even the stranger on the train

Off Message

Off Message

The demise of the Presidents Club is a clear sign that it’s no longer socially acceptable to behave like a swine to women

Off Message

Off Message

When someone drew a massive penis on the side of my car, it signalled the onset of my unexpected transition from carefree millennial to careworn adult