Posts from November 2013

Brekekekex, ko-ax, ko-ax: the frogs and the bean-counters

Brekekekex, ko-ax, ko-ax: the frogs and the bean-counters

Simon Goldhill

'So how did it come to this? Why was I strolling down King’s Parade boisterously whistling a peskily catchy tune that had just been sung by fourteen, wellie-wearing, tap-dancing frogs?' writes CRASSH Director Simon Goldhill...

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Posted: Thursday 28 November 2013


What was lost in Dallas

What was lost in Dallas

I saw Jack Kennedy once, in the flesh, at close range. It was during his visit to Ireland in 1963 and my father – who had been responsible for some of the arrangements – had wangled a good viewing position for me...

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Posted: Thursday 21 November 2013


Kind of blue: La Vie d’Adèle

Kind of blue: La Vie d’Adèle

Emma Wilson

In his review of Blue is the Warmest Color, Anthony Lane closes in on the original French title of the film, La Vie d'Adèle - Chapitres 1 et 2, finding it 'more affecting' than its English counterpart because 'it implies that, if life is a novel, there are more chapters in store'...

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Posted: Wednesday 20 November 2013