(Original Caption) 'Germany: World War I Armistice: Officers celebrate at captured German canteen.' In reality, the industrial nature of the slaughter destroyed all the notions of individual heroism and chivalry.

It was the greatest silence in all of history. On the western front, the British and Americans were using sound waves transferred on to film to give v(...)

Colourised: one of Alfred Eisenstaedt's photographs of a couple in Times Square in New York in 1945, from The Colour of Time. Original photograph: Alfred Eisenstaedt/Life/Getty

Swipe your phone, gaze at a 42in plasma screen, or just look at packaging for children’s toys, or the interior of a McDonald’s. We live and breat(...)

Stuff, it’s just stuff, but revealing stuff. Photograph: iStock

For three years, the French writer Thomas Clerc cloistered himself in his 50sq m Parisian apartment, compiling an annotation of his possessions, inclu(...)

Students in Trinity College Dublin protesting over the implementation of flat rate €450 fee for repeat exams this week. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Protests are rarely just about the issue at hand. Usually there is a broader grievance - an accumulation of wrongs, a lack of respect, or an exclusion(...)

The Ulysses Centre will be mainly housed in the former Aula Maxima of UCD on Stephen’s Green.

“This the way to the museyroom. Mind your hats goan in!” So says the museum guide early in Finnegans Wake, as visitors to Dublin are taken on a tour o(...)

Kathlyn O’Brien’s exhibition Altered Light

Altered Light: Kathlyn O’Brien Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin **** Just inside the door of the gallery, Kathlyn O’Brien’s Self Portrait gives us s(...)

President Vaclav Havel inspected troops upon his arrival at Dublin airport for a three-day visit in 1996. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Shortly after he became president of Czechoslovakia, borne by the Velvet Revolution of 1989, the dissident playwright Václav Havel had a problem. He n(...)

The late British art critic and prize-winning author John Berger, who died aged 90,  on January 3rd, 2017. Photograph: Jacob Berger/AFP/Getty Images

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(...)

Pantibar sign – from the bar’s Facebook page

Writing in the late 1920s, the German critic Walter Benjamin described the “jerky nearness” of electric signage as a new feature of city life. Where (...)

Carson’s No Surrender Ulster Marmalade: art you can eat, made with the Irish Countrywomen’s Association.

No 13 North Great George’s Street in Dublin is a house worth visiting for its dilapidated grandeur alone. It is open from now until June 11th and insi(...)

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