One for the archives – An Irishwoman’s Diary on literary records
- December 27, 2020, 17:01
My friend the writer Philip Casey once organised his archive for deposit at the National Library of Ireland. For years, he’d kept everything, a chrono(...)
Do we really need an exhibition of women’s art? Yes
- Visual Art
- January 8, 2020, 05:00
What should “equality” really mean for women? One argument suggests it demands support for women to achieve the same as men. Why is support required? (...)
Jim Savage obituary: A generous and passionate artist and educator
- September 7, 2019, 06:00
Jim Savage Born: October 29th, 1950 Died: August 14th, 2019 The artist and publisher Jim (James) Savage, who died suddenly on August 14th, was born i(...)
Student diary: ‘Eavan Boland – thankfully – came up. Others who staked it all on Plath lost’
- June 8, 2017, 20:06
It was the discussion of the Leaving Cert: which poets will appear on the paper? Like a lot of my classmates, I was really nervous about this. While (...)
Sci-fi TV asks the big question: what is it to be human?
- April 17, 2017, 05:00
Midway through the first season of Sense8 – a science fiction drama created by the Wachowski siblings and J Michael Straczynski – a mysterious man nam(...)
Irish Hygge: 'Look what good taste I have, look how Instagrammable my house is'
- January 23, 2017, 05:00
In the first episode of Mad Men, Don Draper tells us what advertising is all about: happiness. “You know what happiness is?” he asks. “Happiness is t(...)
Has the age of instant access finally put an end to the critic?
- Art & Design
- January 4, 2017, 12:45
Upon his death earlier this week, John Berger was described by British artist David Shrigley as “the best ever writer on art”. It was not the first o(...)
What happens to perspective when theatre adopts a first-person narrative?
- October 1, 2016, 06:00
Art, they say, changes the way we see things. Leonardo Da Vinci lets you gaze on the last supper, each diner arranged for display like the top table o(...)