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Joan Didion: understands that, often, the only way to tell the truth is to be frank about the ways in which you are ill-equipped to do so.   Photograph: Neville Elder/Corbis Sygma

Eight or 10 years ago, I started to hear interesting reports from people I know who teach writing. Students, these writers told me, were expressing an(...)

Janet Moran in 'A Holy Show'

It’s here, starting tonight, in venues (and on the streets and on a bus and wherever you’re having yourself) across Dublin. The enormous, varied, chal(...)

Lauren Berlant, professor of English at the University of Chicago, uses the term “cruel optimism” to describe the need of creative workers to keep expecting the big break.

There’s one essential trait of modern employment that very rarely gets discussed – you have to be an optimist to survive. When you bounce from interns(...)

Dave Tynan, Nicky Gogan and Joey Kavanagh are taking part in a panel discussion at Other Voices called Ireland’s Edge: Creativity, The Diaspora and Realising Potential.

At the Other Voices music festival this weekend, a conference will explore how arts and culture can drive Ireland’s competitiveness. A special Generat(...)

The Vice magazine article rounded on ‘Amazonian-bodied’ women posing in bikinis and lingerie in public to sell anything from chocolate bars to cars.

An online article criticising the role and treatment of models in Ireland has attracted widespread votes of approval on Twitter for its harsh critique(...)