Culture
15 August 2012
Modern life is rubbish.
Books
10 October 2011
Connemara: a Little Gaelic Kingdom Tim RobinsonPenguin Ireland, 432pp, £20Tim Robinson is the Proust of the western...
Culture
13 January 2011
The Korean artist Nam June Paik, who died in 2006, might be said to have invented - or at least foreseen - our media-...
Books
20 August 2009
In his signature volume from 1995, Mr Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder, Lawrence Weschler spun the curious tale of the Museum...
Film
21 May 2009
The Last Days of Jack Sheppard, an hour-long film by the artists Anja Kirschner and David Panos in which celebrity,...
Books
04 October 2007
Roxy Music, circa 1972, were a singularly strange group. Far from the laid-back musical proposition of later hits and...
Books
21 June 2007
In a suburban Dublin school in the late 1970s, I caught the tail end, so to speak, of corporal punishment. Not that the...
Books
25 September 2006
Conventionally, the lot of an Irish mother is to talk into a void. This is the subtext of the old joke about how many...
Books
20 June 2005
One of John Banville's skills as a stylist is to discern the alien at work in the human. "One's eyes," he writes, "are...
Books
11 April 2005
John Berger's new book is a story of spectres, a work in which magic and empiricism, this world and the next, brush...
Books
07 March 2005
How do you write about sanity when, historically, all the attraction is on the side of its opposite? Both literature...