Late last year, Liberties Press published Brand New Retro: Vintage Irish Pop Culture and Lifestyle in a tasty coffee-table format that allows you to flick through the history of Irish print, from saucy proto-lad mags, to now quaint opinion and advice columns, to glamorous and glorious fashion spreads. We talked to Brian about his journey from sticking together his own Dundalk punk fanzine, Too Late, with his brother to the publication of this delicious time capsule of a book.
“If it was the last great sword-and-sandals movie, it’s proven to have remarkable durability.” 17 years on from its initial release we revisit blockbuster Gladiator.
The Last Great Album of the Decade underscores the myriad social connections and creative expressions that are made possible by music.
There’s talks on Karl Marx and his Irish connections, the sinking of the RMS Leinster whose centenary falls on October 10th, Hitler’s women pilots in the Third Reich, women in Hollywood in the ‘30s, as well as a star turn by our very own Brian McMahon.
We’re still here.
After a plethora of started-and-scrapped formats, does the optimal “fashion week” model lie in spotlighting creativity over commerciality?
Compelling studies of major contemporary issues on the island of Ireland: Feargal Ward’s The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid and Sinead O’Shea’s A Mother Brings Her Son To Be Shot
In conversation with Donal Scannell, Sally Rooney discusses the privileges of private education and why she considers herself a socialist, Marxist and communist.
We’re listening to albums ranging from the avant-garde, to Nora Jones, to a beautiful, immersive bath of six-string explorations that never outstay their welcome.
The waiters, all young men as it would have been in the ’60s, wear red jackets with black suede lapels, tailored by Louis Copeland. A more senior waiter, dressed entirely in black, even looks like a bonafide mobster. I’m downstairs in Luna, eating dinner like a boss.
Whether it’s the cloud of adolescent pheromones or the compounded nostalgia, there is a magnetic force in cinema’s ether.
On its centenary, the 1914 Civic Exhibition has come back to our attention as the jump-off point for Phoenix Rising: Art and Civic Imagination at Hugh Lane
Making the Scene is a series of lunchtime and afternoon talks taking place as part of PhotoIreland 2014 at Gallery of Photography.
We decoded our favourite spring/summer collections and wrangled out the references behind them.
Dark rooms, fancy dress and Elvis …this could be interesting.
Faced with the unstoppable force of Californian skatepark babies with unbeatable technical skills, pros are turning to the dorky tricks of the past to stay ahead.
The last part of the Static series heralds some patented Danny Wilson thought on whether the ‘where’ and ‘when’ count as much as the ‘what’ in skating.
We’ve decided to help you support some of Dublin’s best indies with a handy guide to the city’s finest.