Archive for the Culture Category

New Irish Poetry Bags of Almonds by Alicia Byrne Keane

Geneva Pattison Amidst this global pandemic, the surreal state of lockdown presented a myriad of challenges for people across Ireland. Feelings of anxiety, loss, worry and longing seem to be a universal experience in relation to this new era of […]

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Book Review His Rising by Suzanne Byrne

Eoin Meegan In this time travel novel, events around Easter 1916 in Dublin are seamlessly integrated with 21st century settings. We meet Kate, an online blogger from Chicago who is about to make her first trip to Ireland to discover […]

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Book Review: Antkind

David Prendeville The first novel by the great Charlie Kaufman is every bit as original, disturbing and hilarious as one would expect. The Oscar-winning screenwriter of unique, brilliant films such as Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless […]

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Book Review: Luis Buñuel A Life in Letters

David Prendeville This superb book gathers together a comprehensive collection of some of the most important and widely relevant examples of Luis Buñuel’s correspondence. Many of the letters in the book have never been published previously and almost all of […]

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Together at Home: The Virtual Concert with an Irish Connection

Peter McNamara “One World: Together at Home,” the two-hour star-studded virtual concert featuring Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, John Legend, Elton John, and numerous other artists, took place on Saturday April 18th. This unprecedented musical event, organised by Global Citizen and […]

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Latest Streaming Options

David Prendeville As we remain encouraged to stay at home as much as possible and the re-opening on cinemas is still some way off, here I take a look at some of the latest streaming options for film and TV. […]

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Film industry makes tentative moves towards normality

David Prendeville The Coronavirus pandemic has seen the cancellation and postponement of much of the Spring/Summer Film Festivals. Most notably, the Cannes Film Festival – one of the cornerstones of any cinematic year – was unable to go ahead in […]

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Review: Normal People

David Prendeville The undoubted television highlight of the Covid-19 lockdown period has been the launch of the much-anticipated adaptation of Sally Rooney’s ecstatically acclaimed bestseller Normal People. The series is a co-production between Dublin 4 based production company Element Pictures, […]

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Bloomsday on the doorstep

BY Kathrin Kobus Yesterday, on Bloomsday ‘The Citizens’ Breakfast’ team with Gráinne O’Kelly celebrated James Joyce’s connection with Shelbourne Road, adapted for the current regulation and with social distancing in mind.   “Joyce lived in number 60 Shelbourne Road in […]

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Niall Horan donates €100,000 to ALONE

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people, has welcomed support from Irish singer-songwriter Niall Horan. The global star is donating €100,000 to the charity, enabling them to continue to provide vital assistance to older people at this time and into […]

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