Compiled by Dublin fanzine Imprint.
Compiled by Dublin fanzine Imprint.
(L-R) Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Fassbender and Dohmnall Gleeson
Lenny Abrahamson’s Fassbender/Gleeson headlining ‘Frank’ will premiere at the Sundance Festival next month.
Frank is based on the memoir by Jon Ronson about a wannabe musician (Gleeson) who joins an avant-garde rock band led by the enigmatic Frank Sidebottom (Fassbender) — a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head.
Any excuse really.
Previously: Meanwhile In Mexico
An audit of how the Christian Brothers dealt with abuse allegations has found only 12 brothers were convicted of crimes between 1975 and today.
It revealed allegations were made against 325 brothers – only 50 of whom are still alive – with 870 complaints of abuse in the 38-year period.
It described the level of abuse from members of the order as substantial.
And it warned: “The number of convictions by the courts, compared to the numbers accused of child abuse, is significantly small.”
Previously: Christian brothers Stories
Jennie Blake writes:
We sent a survey to our UCD alumni. We asked them about their favourite lecturers, societies, events, and sporting occasions; whether they protested or fell in love or crammed all night. When we collated the results we got a nice info graphic designed [above]. You can delve deeper into memories of UCD alumni by clicking on the links to specific decades.
Interactive UCD alumnigraphic here
Who was YOUR favourite lecturer
(who was not in Opus Dei)?
Soundwave is music discovery app on both iOS and Android backed by Mark Cuban.
And has JUST had an important upgrade.
Soundwave founder Brendan O’Driscolll writes:
We can now sync music that people play on YouTube to their Soundwave account. We’ve been working really hard on a filtering system to ensure that only the correct content syncs over to Soundwave. So, if you watch a YouTube video of a cat falling out of a tree, that wont sync across but if you watch a music video – that will. We’ve been really happy that this system is pretty water-tight as we’ve been beta testing this new feature – and it will only get smarter as time goes on. This is also our first step away from pure audio music and towards other media like video. As of this morning it is now LIVE for iPhone and Android.
And it’s completely FREE.
Previously: Karl’s Irish App of The Day: Soundwave
Saw this at the N76 on the way to Kilkenny from Carrick An Suir Sunday night. [BTW] This is my photo gallery of Ireland so far this year. PJ might approve. Whomever he is…
At the Mandela funeral this morning.
Mary Robinson gives [Archbishop Desmond] Tutu a heads up to put his phone away…
— Páraic Gallagher (@paraicgallagher) December 10, 2013
Ray Grogan writes:
Check out the ‘Fu*k Christmas Jumpers’(€20) from InkTonic Dublin.
Built Dublin: 1930s is a self-guided walking tour around some of Dublin’s 1930s-ish architectural highlights, eleven stops with illustrations and text on each one. It’s a fiver including postage, and should be fun for anyone interested in Dublin whether they’re very familiar with the city or just getting to know it.
The Designist and RUA RED Pop Up shop in RUA RED Arts Centre [Blessington Rd, Tallaght, Co. Dublin] has all sorts of lovely gifts available like the love dublin range, lots of posters, prints, jewelry, kids toys, mugs (above) and more. And everything’s underneath €35!
Irish-made ‘Stocking Fillers’ to firstname.lastname@example.org. No charge only cuddles.
Squee meets Laura Gaynor as gaeilge.
I’ve been doing a bit of work with Raidio na Life [celebrating its 20th anniversary this year]. Recently they did an interview with the one and only Micheal D. I managed to tag along and do a vlog about it, in Irish. I was after doing an all-nighter for a college project so I’m a little bit tuirseach.