He tries desperately to appear wise and clever to people, taking to wearing all black, sunglasses indoors, holding impressive works of literature in the hope that passers-by will be interested, telling the manager of Shakespeare & Co. in Paris that their essay section is disappointing (despite not having any suggestions on how to improve it).
If this sounds insufferable to you, then perhaps Tunnel Vision isn’t for you.
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“I am entering the frozen land, although to which country it belongs I cannot say.” David Park’s novel Travelling in a Strange Land is a brief story about fathers and sons, memory and regret, told from the point of view of a middle-aged man, Tom, travelling from Belfast to Sunderland to collect his son […]
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I found out about a fantastic photography exhibition via Susan Condon. Irish writer and photographer Ger Holland’s exhibition of photos of Irish and International authors runs in Dun Laoghaire from March 4th until April 30th. Date: Wednesday, 4 March – Thursday, 30 April Venue: dlr LexIcon, Haigh Terrace, Moran Park, Dún Laoghaire Admission: Free You […]
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The fantastically-named Super Flemish is the answer to your prayers (if your prayers include “Please let me see what a 16th century Superman would look like.”)
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By Niall McArdle On March 23rd 1840 pioneering photographer John William Draper took the first detailed photograph of the Moon, using a daguerreotype, clearly showing the surface and its craters. Draper’s photo confirmed what had only been sketched in astronomical drawings Draper is also credited with taking the first clear photograph of a female face, […]
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By Niall McArdle John Schieffer is a contemporary American photo-realist painter. He graduated in 1995 from the Paier College of Art in Hamden, Connecticut . He worked as a children’s book illustrator at Mercer Mayer Productions. He has written and illustrated a children’s book of his own, Bearly Escaped. Schieffer lives with his family in […]
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When was the last time you saw a truly outstanding photo in a newspaper? A photo that could be a work of art, not just a point-and-click iphone image? “Fresh Fish Sold Here Today:” The Slow Decline and Agonizing Death of the News Business.
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