Here’s a fly-on-the-wall documentary about a major American newspaper trying to find its feet in the digital age. Over the course of a year, Andrew Rossi filmed in the offices of the New York Times; gaining unprecedented access to its daily workings and capturing it at a unique juncture where dailies played a grim race to see who went under first. Season 5 of The Wire constantly springs to mind: it’s a lot of quick talking guys chewing the cud on the ethics of journalism and avoiding redundancy offers.
Our first issue contained an interview with one of the heads behind NAMAlab: here’s the whole transcript. Firstly, I was going to ask you how NamaLAB was set up and how a whole year of DIT students were dragged into tracking how NAMA is affecting the city? Well it was initiated by our year heads in the Dublin school of Architecture. This year we entered our final year and there … Read More
Well, not directly, but I ordered its death. Actually, my interpreter did. I’m like the Pol Pot in this equation; not murdering anyone myself but sending the orders down the ranks to do it. Joey McClatchie comes to terms with her meat habit. I am the distanced dictator, the mafia bigwig, the subcontracting corporation. I went to the local market (no Tesco here! Am in smalltown India) where there is a … Read More
Now in its ninth year, the ‘Hard Working Class Heroes’ festival (HWCH) hit venues across Dublin in early October. HWCH has become an integral part of the Irish music calendar as it continues to showcase much of Ireland’s best and brightest emerging musical talents. Year on year the standard of artists, musicians and bands seems to improve ever greater, and the 2011 vintage was no different. Barry Healy was rabble’s eyes and ears at this year’s festival, here a few acts to keep your eyes peeled for.
A few weeks ago, rabble hooked up one of our contributors with a dodgy recorder. He spent twenty minutes lurking around the edges of #occupydamestreet, catching vox pops with those passing by. In total our very own Paddy Gorman interviewed around 17 people. They ranged from the homeless, to students, day-shopper culchies, old school Dubs, local business people and even an Egyptian that was in Tahir square. Have a listen … Read More
Dublin reggae fans and all sound system heads, are in for a real treat over the next few weeks: the Reggae Movement exhibition is due in town. Curated by Ronan Lynch of Irie Up magazine, the show promises an illustrated journey into the history of sound system culture, not to mention the chance to get your wind on to some dancehall. James Redmond hears why the only good system is a sound system.
Belfast comic creator Patrick Brown has just released the fifth print issue of his epic webcomic The Cattle Raid of Cooley. Patrick has been publishing roughly a page per week since August 2008, and his interpretation of one of Ireland’s most famous folk legends, the Táin Bó Cúailnge, now boasts 140 pages. To mark the release, Kevin Squires interviewed Patrick for rabble.ie:
1. The Cattle Raid of Cooley by Patrick Brown Currently standing at 140 pages online, this is an ambitious project that has been published every Wednesday for over three years. Self scripted and hand drawn in a rough and ready – but highly effective – manner, this is an outstanding body of work. If you like it, you should support the artist and buy the print editions. 2. Between Worlds by … Read More
The presidential puppies have just two days left to yelp about who should be top dog in the Áras, so rabble took some time out to examine their prospects – saving you the pain of paying any more attention to what’s been a miserable farce. If you are sheltering from the rain in front of the TV tonight, be careful friends – Pat Kenny is hosting the final#Aras2011 debate at 9.40pm on RTE 1.
In a world where Fade St and The Hills masquerade as reality TV, we need to deliver a sharp kick up the hole to the lifestyle choices and cultural values purporting to represent common lived experiences on RTE.