2010 April



Human realities

26th April 2010

Lucia Hodgson asks why the debates surrounding immigration and asylum are ignoring the human realities The past few weeks have seen our prospective leaders battling it out over policy details, every last penny of their budgets, and the pressing question of political and parliamentary reform. But there is one subject that craves immediate attention: immigration ...


Master of shadow play

26th April 2010

Multi-award winning poet Don Paterson discusses life and death, hardcore scientific materialism and his latest collection of poetry, Rain, with James Maxwell Propped against the glossy white wall of the Mitchell Library’s top floor corridor, Don Paterson looks to me every bit the stray musician and vagabond poet. Having discarded his scratched and battered guitar ...


The age of conspiracy

26th April 2010

Journalist and author David Aaronovitch introduces James Maxwell to the curious world of the conspiracist Dramatically speaking, successful conspiracy theories — those that linger in the public consciousness long after the event that inspired them has actually occurred — are composed, in roughly equal measure, of the absurd and the sinister. Take, for instance, the ...


Evelyn Evelyn – Evelyn Evelyn – 11 Records/8ft Records

13th April 2010

Oisín Kealy Not so much a side-project as an attached-at-the-side-project, Evelyn Evelyn is not only one of the must thinly veiled musical hoaxes in history, but also one of the most interesting and affecting (barring of course Joaquin Phoenix’s foray into hip-hop– that was a hoax, right?). Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer and long-time friend/collaborator Jason ...