Update: via Dan O’Neill
So… it’s “FlightFest” Launch on the Liffey RE: Helicopter. twitter.com/robinb/status/…
— Robin Blandford (@robinb) May 15, 2013
Thanks Anne and Maxi
Ciarán Parnell – Colourway
The first “full-band” release from Dublin singer-songwriter Ciarán about the joys of wearing well-made sneakers.
Directed by Sam Fitzpatrick.
Kitchen Confidential author Anthony Bourdain on a 36-hour visit to Dublin for the Travel Channel show The Layover, taking in from top: Matt the Tresher, Pembroke Street, Dublin; Slattery’s, Grand Canal Street, Dublin,
Bite Bear, South William Street, Dublin (with proprietor, hipstaurateur Joe Macken); The Gravedigger’s pub, Glasnevin and at Roma II chipper, Wexford Street, Dublin (also with Macken, second left).
What you may need to know:
1. Acclaimed Asian director Park Chan-wook did the classic Oldboy (2003), soon due an ill-advised remake from Spike Lee. Now Park is making his belated US film-making debut.
2. Nicole Kidman’s been associated with more turkeys over the past than Bernard Matthews; now she appears to be going through her Joan Crawford phase.
4. Name that face, Part Two: Wasikowska’s creepy uncle with the excellent eyebrows is Matthew Goode, from Watchmen (2009). Tom Cruise would have been a better choice.
5. The movie was written by Wentworth Miller, star of choice TV guilty pleasure Prison Break.
6. Forecast: promising, with the likeliness of scenery chewing.
Release Date: March 2013
Republic of Telly’s Dermot Whelan, recording the new season of the RTE 2 series, with you know who.
Thanks Lars Biscuits.
Via Phantom 1052
At times, however, its role as a shaper of national opinion was somewhat confused. Its first editor, TC Harrington, had a unique way of formulating editorial policy. His role, according to contributor Felix M Larkin, was to follow public opinion as he perceived it and articulate positions broadly acceptable to his predominantly middle-class Catholic readers, so as not to lose their custom.
…Few things ever change significantly at the heart of newspapers. Resonances of today’s strident debates over proprietary interference with editors are echoed in the conflict between [William Martin] Murphy and Harrington. And it is Harrington who had the last word, after Murphy had requested him to support a friend in a by-election.
Harrington rose to his full editorial height and thundered at Murphy by letter that he was seeking reassurances “that I will be given a free hand as regards the policy of the Independent on political questions and matters and that you will not persist in forcing your unpopular political views on me with a view to getting them into the editorial columns of the Independent”.
Members of the Malin Head community and Malin GAA at the most northerly point in Ireland.
Pics via Ardmalin Caravan Park
Thanks Fiona McD