Friday, December 30, 2016

A Portrait of the Artist at 100

On the anniversary of its publication, Julian Gough essays his "complicated" relationship with Joyce's novel.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Culture File: The Sex Pistols and Ramadan

Spanish Ambassador, José María Rodríguez-Coso on his early DJ career and Christmas in Barcelona

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Culture File: The True Meaning of Czechxmas

Czech Ambassador, Hana Mottlova on the sometimes frightening seasonal traditions of Mitteleuropa

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Culture File: Christmas in Mexico City

It's the season of piñatas and posados for the almost brand new Mexican Ambassador to Ireland, Miguel Malfavon

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Culture File: Christmas and St Louis

An Irish journey comes to an end for Barack Obama’s appointment as US Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin O Malley.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Culture File: HR and the Revolution

Translator and diplomat, Michael Žantovský, on choosing the right friends after the Velvet Revolution

The Culture File Weekly (No 101, Michael Žantovský, Irish Noggins, Balsamic History, Rosc)

This weekly, we visit the epicentre of the Velvet Revolution with Michael Žantovský, Director of Václav Havel Library in Prague, 3d x-ray machine on some old Irish drinking vessels, sample an array of sticky black dots in the company of a man from Modena, and return to simpler times to the first ROSC art biennale in 1967

Friday, December 16, 2016

Culture File: When Havel Met Woody

Translator and diplomat, Michael Žantovský, on introducing his boss to Woody Allen, and other diplomatic chores

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Culture File: Reading Rosc

In the early 1960s, architect Michael Scott cooked up an innovative, blockbuster art show for Ireland: Rosc

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Culture File: The Other Black Stuff

Michele Sartori, of balsamic vinegar house of Acetaia Giusti in Modena, on what makes the best best

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Culture File: Care for a Noggin?

Is your noggin cooper-made or one of the woven ones? Furniture historian Claudia Kinmonth on a little wooden gem

Monday, December 12, 2016

The Culture File Weekly No 100 (Dr Hook, Merce Cunningham and Vera Klute)

This weekly dancer, Cheryl Therrien on why chance can indeed be a fine thing, particularly in the choreography of Merce Cunningham, artist Vera Klute explains why her portraits of some of Ireland's women scientists and academics are overdue job and Dennis Locorriere, lead singer of 70s hitmakers Dr Hook, shares his origin story

Culture File: The Dr Hook Story (Part 2)

Dennis Locorriere continues the story of his life with the unstoppable 70s hit machine

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Culture File: The Dr Hook Story (Part 1)

Dennis Locorriere, voice of songs like Sylvia's Mother & Ballad of Lucy Jordan, on an uncategorisable act

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Culture File: Recreating Merce

US choreographer, Merce Cunningham's 1958 Night Wanderings, remade in 2016 Dublin by Cheryl Therrien & John Scott

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Culture File: Sheila, Françoise, Phyllis and Eleanor arrive at RIA

After 230 years, the first Irish woman academics are being honoured with portraits at the Royal Irish Academy.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Culture File: Luciana Bianchi's Little Changes (FOTE 2016)

When it comes to the ethics of food, has there been too much talk and too little real action?

The Culture File Weekly No 99 (Simon Reynolds, Angélique Dass and Vickey Curtis)

This weekly, music historian Simon Reynold's on what David Bowie and Donald Trump have in common, photographer and activist, Angélique Dass, on her global project matching human skin colours to the Pantone® system, and spoken word artist, Vickey Curtis stages a "sorry" intervention.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Culture File: The Pantone® of People

Angélica Dass' global photo project, Humanae, matches people's real skin tones to their Pantone equivalent.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Culture FIle: We're All Glam Now

Author, Simon Reynolds, on the roots and fruits of Glam, from Slade and Eno, to Gaga and The Weeknd.