Deep In The Game, our series of interviews with people who are famous in ways their mothers probably wouldn't even be able to process, continues with Alan Maguire, owner-operator of a sharp parody Twitter for the venerable RTÉ Guide.
Can you explain who you are and what you do to people who might not know?
I am Alan Maguire and I created @YourRTEGuide, a fake RTÉ Guide twitter account. It's a mix of fake programmes and fake articles and quotes from the RTÉ Guide.
Why the RTE Guid...read more
Skateboarding news never really comes much bigger than last week’s announcement that brand figureheads and long time platonic life partners Anthony Van Englen and Jason Dill had seemingly amicably decided to part ways with their long-time home, the sovereign sect of Alien Workshop.
Team hopping in skateboarding is generally speaking far from big news. People regularly move from brand to brand and sponsorship deal to sponsorship deal, but in some cases a skater can be so closely linked t...read more
Words: Danny Wilson / more Gleaming The Cube
Through the tireless work of pioneers the likes of Bart Simpsons and groups of unidentified groups of street toughs in Police Academy movies, skateboarding has managed to sustain an air of the “cool” to the uninitiated. That is no small achievement considering it is the refuge of countless grown men pricking around on a plank of wood. That said, despite the overall idea of skateboarding’s cool factor being long established, the notion of what...read more
Photos by Mark Duggan.
He had me. After a long day of knocking in to businesses and stopping passers-by on the street, I had my spiel down: “We’re doing a feature of Camden Street and I was wondering if you’d be interested in answering a few questions about doing business here?” I asked John Gunn, proprietor of the institution that is Gunn’s Camera Shop. Without missing a beat, he shoots back. “That sounds wonderful, but this is Wexford Street.”
I glance at Mark. He seems okay wi...read more
Words: Danny Wilson // more Gleaming The Cube
Everybody loves free stuff, right? And this month’s issue of Thrasher comes complete with a new full-length hair-chilling, spine raising creature feature from the ghouls at Creature skateboards. Unfortunately the latest issue has yet to materialize on the shores of our humble emerald isle, but on the bright side a David Gravette part made up of some pretty jaw-dropping outtake has already gone up online . Displaying his now renowned wanton disre...read more
The Irish are a nation of emigrants. After a brief respite, we're back to boats and planes as vehicles for careers and lives. But Dublin's still a great place to live, regardless of how small it m...read more