Sheela-na-gigs can be found all over the country, but it’s only recently that academics have been brave enough to study them. by Cara Giaimo May 01, 2017 Sometime in the 1940s, workers repairing a culvert in Limerick, Ireland, pried a stone out of the ground, flipped it over, and found a surprise waiting for them…Read more Mapping Ireland’s Mysterious Carvings of Old Women Exposing Their Genitals
What are you thinking? (Reuters/Claudia Daut) Sometimes it seems we’ll never get back to the blissful college days of doing nothing but reading, thinking, and discussing. (Or drinking while discussing. Or drinking while not discussing.) The farther you get along in career and family, the more you wonder: Will I ever find time to finish…Read more How to watch movies and read books more intelligently, according to New York’s most powerful critics
From Literary Hub, on the eve of the publication of Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen's autobiography, they shuffle through Springsteen's back catalogue of songs and ask, suppose they were short stories? Presenting New York Times Bestseller, Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back September 27, 2016 By Literary Hub Though known primarily for his raging, elegiac novels about…Read more If Bruce Springsteen Wrote a Short Story Collection…
Someone asked me recently why I posted so much 'space related' stuff and well, apart from the obvious, because it's there are it's fascinating, I think for all those reasons but also because for the past four months I've been writing a science fiction novel. But then, I've always loved science fiction, whether it be…Read more Space art’s star is fading fast
Stunning art, by an Irishman, too
Pace London Gallery
15 September – 9 October 2016
Last week saw the opening of Irish-born, London-based Conor Harrington’s solo show ‘Watch Your Palace Fall’ in Pace London’s Soho gallery in collaboration with HENI Publishing.
You might have seen Conor’s work adorning the walls in the streets of London and elsewhere around the world, from New York to Puerto Rico and all over Europe: huge murals depicting Renaissance and military inspired figures, often two of them mid-fight. I first came across his work in Dulwich, at the Dulwich Outdoor Gallery Project during Dulwich Art Week in 2013. Initiated by curator Ingrid Beazley, it featured originally commissioned art works by leading street artist from around the world reimagining classic paintings from Dulwich Picture Gallery. I have since ‘discovered’ his work in Shoreditch, in Whitecross Street, in Fashion Street, in Brick Lane and in Soho.
The exhibition show ten new paintings by…
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This love-filled collective and its compelling leader had quite the creative output. by Ella Morton September 15, 2016 18,106 Ruth Norman, a.k.a. Archangel Uriel, and some Unariuns dressed up for a psychodrama. In the early ‘80s, American channel surfers began to encounter some pretty out-there public-access programming from a California collective known as Unarius. Led…Read more The Fascinating ’80s Public Access Films Produced by a California UFO Cult
Surruralism is a phrase I've heard coined by Westport artist, Jimmy Lawlor, who's paintings combine surrealism with an acutely realised sense of Irish country humour. Skies the Limit is not a classic example but it is a copy of the limited edition print I bought as a wedding present for my good friend, Jimmy Molloy…Read more Surruralism, the art of Jimmy Lawlor