Book Title:The other Irish tradition: an anthology ISBN-13:978-1943150243 Author: Edited by Rob Doyle Editor:Dalkey Archival Press Indicative price:$ 18.00 Writing is like fishing – the writer is trying to capture something. At one end of the scale – traditional storytelling – the writer is most concerned with what gets caughtRead More →

The song has stiff competition in the grandiose alt-pop category that flourished in the early ’90s: “Losing My Religion” and “Everybody Hurts” by REM; Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You”; Sunday’s “This is where the story ends”; even Britpop’s masterpiece The Verve, “Bittersweet Symphony”. Then there are era-specific tracks from SherylRead More →

The food riots are one of the most significant and, outside of Ireland, studied protests of deliberate crowd protest. This inspired EP Thompson, the great English historian and nuclear disarmament activist, to conclude that it was a manifestation of what he called a “moral economy”. According to Thompson, a moralRead More →