David Vann’s writing operates within a tradition of rural American writing notable in its refusal to po-facedly romanticise the rites and customs associated with the land.
We explore the ins and outs of the women’s networking scene in Dublin
“A lot of what we wear is influenced by our dance moves” Jungle indie pop duo, Æ MAK talk about what influences their stage style.
We talk to local historian Des Mullally about the persistent allure of Dublin 8.
Totally Dublin sat down to discuss the podcast format, the shapeshifting nature of sports journalism and bad jokes with Ciaran Murphy of Second Captains.
Hugh Cooney and Xnthony are both bringing their own weird takes on contemporary comedy and performance art back to Dublin this Christmas from exile in London.
We talk chat bad jokes, big brands and internet culture with Karl Toomey as he begins his journey into the unknown world of freelancing and personal projects
The burgeoning career of five-piece band Meltybrains? has been partly defined by their antics. But behind the raillery is one of Ireland’s most progressive new electronic acts
“Some days I’d be teaching them English, and they’d be teaching me to drain a lung”. Calvin James Sweeney set off for Syria for the first time four years ago. We talked with him about his experiences at the centre of one of the world’s biggest humanitarian and political crises, and what he’s hoping to do about it.
The days turn to ghosts before Day of the Dead. Wet fog low over the city, seeping into the pores of the bones. So you wrap yourself in smoke: the tart, narcotic swirl of copal incense, steam from pan de muertos and hot chocolate, paper streamers in warm tones of purple and orange.
“My concerns are not individual. I don’t believe in individuals at all, in the same way some people don’t believe in God.” Oisín Fagan talks to us about the importance of sci-fi, place and hip-hop in his short story collection Hostages.
“We all know what it feels like to be at a point and feel like we should be a lot further on than we actually are.” We sat down with director Darren Thornton and his brother Colin, who wrote A Date For Mad Mary together, to talk about ambiguity, identification and that beloved Irish institution of marriage.
With just a small body of work to his name, Drumcondra’s Rejjie Snow has already laid his palm prints on the highest peaks of international rap stardom. Now, after spending the last few years traversing the planet, he’s ready to take it over.
Eight months on from their momentous public meeting in the Abbey, the Waking the Feminists campaigners show no signs of slowing down in their mission to achieve gender equality across Irish theatre. More than halfway through their year-long campaign, we check in with Waking the Feminists, a grassroots movement to address the gender imbalance in Irish arts.
“For me, the film is about becoming” Director Paddy Breathnach talks about his new film Viva which won the Audience Award at the Audi Dublin Film Festival earlier this year, and goes on general release this month.
“I wanted to write a collection that focused on something else, on other lives that happened during that time which were just as rich as the Troubles but that weren’t defined by it.” We catch up with Belfast author Lucy Caldwell.
“My relationship with bureaucracy hasn’t always been comforting”. Irish artist Gary Farrelly has declared autonomy in the underbelly of Europe’s capital.
“What keeps coming back is the theft of objects that were already stolen.” Cairo-based Irish filmmaker and artist Bryony May Dunne talks about the recent spate of rhino horn thefts around the world, including the 2013 theft of five horns from the National Museum Archive in Dublin.
“I would love to be able to write a script that would recreate Richard Boyd Barrett in the theatre”. Experimental writer and theatre maker Dick Walsh speaks to Richard Boyd Barrett TD about performing politics.