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“In some respects the Euro crisis is like multiple plane crashes occurring at the same time where manufacturing design faults, exceptional conditions, pilot errors and mistakes by air traffic controllers all led to disastrous and unexpected results.” Brian Cowen [March 2012] 1

On the 1st June 2009 Air France flight AF447crashed into the Atlantic en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, killing all…

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Lost is the title of Trentemøller’s third album, and Anders Trentemøller could be forgiven for feeling exactly that, as we meet up backstage prior to the second show of his 2014 European tour. We’re in the North of Italy, and just a couple of days ago he was performing in Iceland. In two days time, after a show in Rome, he’ll be off to Greece, and then the Danish musician, whose roots lie in both…

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Marina Warner speaks to TMO about fairy tales, the paradox of the female voice and why we can never experience the picture of a fairy tale from its text.

It was with a mixture of trepidation and a kind of amazed star shock that I approach Marina Warner. Along with being a novelist, critic and short-story writer, she also happens to be Professor in the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre…

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If a Woman Should Be Messiah

If a Woman Should Be Messiah
If a woman should be Messiah
It might not be an impressive drama,
It would be but a slight event and unsignaled
It could not but be beautiful.

And that is about as much as I dare quote from one of the remarkable early poems of Laura Riding(1901-1991) without inviting vituperation, litigation or something worse from the Laura (Riding) Jackson Board of Literary…

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Speaking on a post-election-special of the talk show Ballaró, Giulio Anselmi, the president of the ANSA press agency, was asked what had surprised him most about the European Electionscampaign: “I was most struck by how they [the campaigners] didn’t talk at all about European issues, but then that’s a tradition in European elections in Italy”.  He’s largely right – despite talk about ‘changing…

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It’s a surreal moment, standing in Bologna’s famous Piazza Maggiore at the closing public event for a new Left coalition that hopes to be the big suprise of these European elections. A number of speakers have already been on the stage, talking about the need to restore both dignity and a certain amount of sovereignty to Italy in relation to the German-dominated EU. Surreal, then, because, as the…

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Sam Semple and Serendipity

Mark Harkin stumbles across Sam Semple, supporting the Webb Sisters, and becomes intrigued by Semple’s soulful and heartfelt songs.

A Clearing in the Woods: Sam Semple’s ‘Mystery Songs’ (Proper Records, 2014)

The Gig

Rueful, self-mocking and bearing up manfully to the unbearable lightness of being: that’s Sam Semple.

Whelan’s of Wexford Street, Dublin 2, famed for good music and physical…

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phiasmir:

rebeccacohenart:

So sick of people who pretend their problem is with the word “feminism” rather than the concept of gender equality.

FUKIN REKT

phiasmir:

rebeccacohenart:

So sick of people who pretend their problem is with the word “feminism” rather than the concept of gender equality.

FUKIN REKT

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Tahar Ben Jelloun, the prize winning Moroccan novelist and essayist, author of books including The Sand Child,The Sacred night, and This Blinding Absence of Light, has been talking, at the Turin book fair about his latest novel L’Ablation. The novel which is already a best-seller in France, and has just been published in Italy, tells the story of man who has to have his prostate removed – a taboo…

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“The struggle of man against power,” Milan Kundera wrote, “is the struggle of memory against forgetting.’’
As I walked out of the museum of Free Derry I tried to remember Kundera’s words, but instead I got them messed up in my head. I couldn’t remember them. I’d just interviewed John Kelly, one of the guardians of the museum, for over four hours. John keeps alive the memory of all those killed on

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