Monday, October 21, 2013

Culture File: Potter Mark Campden

The transmutation of metals, and other pottery arcana, in the glistening work of Kilkenny-based potter, Mark Campden

Friday, October 18, 2013

Culture File - The Architect and the Antichrist

The Architect and the Antichrist. Eileen Gray's secret relationship with 20th century bad boy, Aleister Crowley.

Culture File: Beirut Farmers' Market

Kamal Mouzawak, chef founder of Souk el Tayeb, Beirut's first Farmers' Market, on food, culture and what makes a good tabouleh.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Culture File: Eileen Gray

Cloé Pitiot, of Pompidou Centre and Jennifer Gough, of the National Museum of Ireland show some love for Irish designer and artist, Eileen Gray.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Culture File - Open House Limerick

Culture File explores the Neo-Gothic charms of 700 year old Fanningstown Castle in Adare Co. Limerick, one of the properties throwing down its drawbridge for the international OpenHouse festival of building visiting.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Culture File - Greek Instrument Makers

The plight of handmade instruments -- and their makers -- in the new normal of 21st century Greece.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Culture File - Social Choreography 3

In our latest postcard from Hydra, we climb to the roof, to take part in an experimental "social choreography" performance.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Culture File - RICE Festival 2

In our second postcard from the RICE festival on Hydra, Dutch artist, Ed Schouten, on creating choreography on a Waterford daffodil farm.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Culture File - Social Choreography

In the first of our postcards from the inaugural, RICE dance festival on Hydra, we meet choreographer, organiser and former Limerick resident, Michael Klien

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Culture File - Hobbes at the School of Life

Why 17th century English philosopher Thomas Hobbes would be a fan of drone strikes.

Monday, October 7, 2013

On the trail of the Saphire d’Or, the last record shop...

On the trail of the Saphire d’Or, the last record shop in the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott.

Friday, October 4, 2013


Julie Qiu, the New York oyster blogger behind on the subtle pleasures of merrior. (Littoral Special Part 2)

Thursday, October 3, 2013


On the waterfront, in search of macroalgae with seaweed forager and mother of a thousand cast-iron plaques, Sally McKenna. (Littoral Special Part 1) 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


How much time do you waste eating each day? Prof Aisling Kelliher on Soylent, a startup that wants to lead us into a “post-food” world.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


How typographer, Thomas Phinney, earned himself the title the Font Detective.