The album will be for sale on iTunes as soon as my twelve-year-old niece can explain to me how iTunes works.Read more "The Parallel Universe of Regret"
I’m very pleased to announce that I had a short story published in The Irish Times on Saturday, as this month’s winner of the Hennessy Short Story of the Month. Which is very nice. You can read the story here, if you want.Read more "19 Ways to Say “I Love You”"
Predictions for this year’s Man Booker Prize longlist Source: The Man Booker Prize 2016 Longlist: Predictions, Possibilities and PreferencesRead more "The Man Booker Prize 2016 Longlist: Predictions, Possibilities and Preferences"
My friend Cathy at 746 Books is running her 20 Books of Summer Challenge again, and once again I am woefully short of the target. However, I have managed to read a few great books in the last few weeks. Click on the picture to read the post from my other blog.Read more "To Read or Not to Read"
If you happen to be near Tralee this Saturday, there’s a festival of dance and music taking place at Banna Strand that looks to be unmissable. Féile Fáilte, organized by Irish choreographer Fearghus Ó Chonchúir, is a celebration and examination of the legacy of Roger Casement, the former British diplomat and humanitarian activist who threw his support behind […]Read more "The Casement Project"
The Motion Picture Association of America is facing a lawsuit that would ban smoking in movies rated G, PG, or PG-13. The MPAA is arguing such a ban would be an infringement of free speech. The argument about depictions of smoking in movies comes around every few years. Now seems an appropriate time to repost a piece […]Read more "Smoke Still Doesn’t Get in Your Eyes"
My friend Clare has written a book all about Switzerland. You can read about it hereRead more "The Naked Swiss: A Nation Behind 10 Myths"
Men & Chicken is a silly, absurd, juvenile, crass piece of entertainment, filled with slapstick humour, cartoon violence, and a plethora of jokes about masturbation. I loved it. Where else will you get the chance to see Mads Mikkelsen, an actor whose specialty is fierce intelligence, play dumb? You can read my review for Film […]Read more "Men & Chicken (review)"
Think of The Island of Dr. Moreau. Then imagine it starred The Three Stooges. And some of the Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Then set it in a dilapidated sanatorium straight out of your worst nightmares. Then cast Mads Mikkelsen but make him look and act like nothing you’ve ever seen from him before.Read more "Men & Chicken"