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Karina Corbett

Karina Corbett has written 117 posts for solo-magazine.com

Recession depression

The credit crunch in the UK is causing an epidemic of mental health problems among men because of fears over redundancy and lack of money, a survey has found. More than a third are feeling worried or low at the moment and middle-aged males are seven times more likely than women to have suicidal thoughts. […]

Peter Andre

Poor old Peter Andre. Newly qualified for our Solo And Famous section, there is no doubt he would probably prefer to be still attached and famous – one half of the brand he and Jordan, aka Katie Price, created about four or so years ago. Now he’s just himself again. But who exactly is himself? […]

‘Sparks n’ Mind’ album launch at Tower Live

Tower records, the independent Irish music store will host the launch of the new ‘Sparks n’ Mind’ charity compilation CD on Thursday, June 11. The launch is to support the Irish voluntary group Aware and will take place at the Wicklow Street store. The special event will kick off at 1pm with live music from […]

Take That and partaaaay!

Review coming soon after Solo goes to see the boys in Croke Park on June 13….

The return of Thomas Lynley

When American crime author Elizabeth George killed off the wife of her lead character, Scotland Yard detective of noble birth, Thomas Lynley, I thought I’d never read one of her books again. It seemed like a pointless exercise – wiping out pregnant Helen Clyde, a supporting, yet integral, player, who was always the sort of […]

Snips, snaps and snipes

PUBLIC GESTURE: AN EXPLORATION OF PRACTICE-LED RESEARCH ‘We Are For You Because We Are Against Them’, a performative installation by artist Noëmi Lakmaier and curated by Liz Burns as part of the Public Gesture exhibition, will take place on Tuesday, June 9 at The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1 ‘We Are For You Because We […]

Kerry Katona: what the fu*k?

It’s very, very difficult to resist having a pop at Kerry Katona. She just makes it so easy, and she hit the jackpot again recently when it emerged that she had finally seen the light and dumped her rotten husband Mark Croft. The first hint that all was not well was when she changed her […]

Find comfort in a fried egg-mato sambo!

Solo Features this month takes a look at ‘Credit crunch comebacks’, many of which are some culinary delights that are resurfacing because of consumers’ need for comfort food in this harsh economic climate. So in honour of this we are featuring in Solo Stays In the recipe for one of the best comfort dishes of […]

Fine dining on the Green

Feck the recession, thought Table For One this month as it headed to Richard Corrigan’s swanky Bentley’s on Stephen’s Green. ‘Bentley’s Oyster Bar and Grill is one of Dublin’s most talked about and stylish restaurants, offering outstanding food served in a spectacular environment’ – so says the website in any case. And when we went […]

An afternoon in Kehoe’s

You can’t beat an afternoon pint. Ever. It is simply one of life’s greatest pleasures, especially if you have it in Kehoe’s on South Anne Street in Dublin 2. And I’m sure the punters who frequent this great spot would agree, because the place is never empty of an afternoon. Or evening for that matter. […]