Last season any fashionista in the know either ditched or toned down the tan. Tango was replaced by Autumn glow or porcelain for the real trend setters. This season it’s one step bolder with the return of body hair. As of yet legs have remained silky smooth but the bikini and underarms are experiencing a counter-revolution. This is only to be expected, with shiny smooth celebs gracing the media in … Read More
Niall McCabe takes a satirical swipe at your favorite stereotype. “Hello” “Why haven’t you answered the phone all day?” “I’ve been busy at work” “All day? You haven’t had time to even send me a text, on your lunch break?” “Maxwell hun, I was going to wait til tonight.” “Yes well, I’d appreciate a text, I got a lot of positive comments on my Salon.com comment on Bisexual skinheads” “Oh … Read More
A generation ago most people’s experience of the beetroot was pickled on the side of an Irish salad plate. As it slowly stained the lettuce pink one could be forgiven for dismissing the humble beet.
Do you remember when the cops threatened a Shell to Sea campaigner they had arrested with rape, creating a short lived national scandal? Well since the media hype died down, a cover-up has been in operation right from Justice Minister Alan Shatter to the Sindo to the Garda Ombudsman (GSOC). The GSOC has been leaking material to it’s pet crime correspondents. What’s amazing here is the how incompetent they are. … Read More
Emerging from the dark, cramped servants quarters in the basement you enter the splendor of the late Georgian era – the richly decorated pinnacle of 18th-century living. Moving from parlour to dining-room, drawing room to boudoir every attention has been given to collecting together period pieces and replicating the sensibilities of the time. The greatest juxtaposition is evident when entering the fifth and final floor, the attic, where the children of the house spent the majority of their youth. Little wonder the rest of society could be treated with near murderous disregard when children were committed to such an austere environment.
We asked our mob of contributors for some quick reviews on the festivals they were getting mucked up at this summer. Here’s what they salvaged from memory.
Despite a glut of doom and gloom articles, sales of the black stuff have increased for the fourth year in a row in the UK. Rob Flynn from Cork bass merchants Dubculture considers why. Record stores through Ireland and the western world have been closing for some time now and its no secret what the main reason for this is. The digitisation of music was predicted to revolutionise the industry … Read More
If you thought the golden age of pirates on the west coast went out with Grainne Mhaol. Then you were wrong. Rascal Radio are bucking the trend and are determined to get back on the air after a visit from the man.
League of Ireland fans are no strangers to police thuggery. Marcas Maccaoimhín looks at a recent incident. The recent meeting of longford town and bohemians saw supporter-garda relations reach a new low. Pepper spray, a riot control substance which is banned for use in warfare and was not even deemed necessary in london this summer, was deployed. Bohs fans had been enjoying pre-match pints and mingling with locals for two … Read More
The unused City Arts centre building on Moss ST. Was damaged by fire on saturday 10th september. Dara mchugh looks at an alternative to dereliction.