Modern Mystics

 Words Emily Carson Photography George Voronov We went in search of the people making a living from tarot, astrology and mediumship to find out what it means to forge a career in mysticism in the modern world. A first tarot reading is an experience filled with trepidation and nervous laughter. This particular table is set,…

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The Pig’s Guide to Shopping

An (almost) definitive list to this island’s best independent stores. This Black Friday marks the second year we’ve decided to eschew price slashing mania and big up the independent makers and doers working extra hard to create lovingly crafted goods for our stockings. Food-lovers, design geeks and culture vultures are all catered for, as well…

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Shooting Sounds

Words By Jill Woodnutt While a musician’s songs are our primary gateway into their world, it’s often an image that captures their essence and imprints it on our minds for years to come.  As a country steeped in both musical and artistic history, it should come as no surprise that Ireland has produced a host…

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Inside the Artist’s Studio

Words by Emily Carson Photography by Killian Broderick Studios are intimate places. An enclave where the imagination runs amok, creativity cross-pollinates and the half-formed kernels of ideas lie germinating.    Surroundings greatly influence the type of work an artist makes, and due to the recent housing crisis, the ability to self-determine this space has been…

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50 years of The Third Policeman

Original artwork by Armando Veve Flann O’Brien wrote The Third Policeman in 1939, straight after the publication and success of At Swim-Two Birds. However, O’Brien initially failed to find a publisher for the strange and dark comic tale and the manuscript wallowed in a drawer until it finally found a home at the Dalkey Archive…

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TGP Guide to Dublin

   Words by Emily Carson & Rosie Gogan-Keogh Photography by George Voronov & venues own In the first of our series of city guides around the world, we take a tour of where to sleep, eat, drink and visit in our own hometown.   Dublin has weathered a storm over the past 10 years. We…

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The Exchange: B+ x Eddie Otchere

Illustration by James Neilson The photographers had two phone conversations over two weeks. They spoke about finding their styles while shooting hip hop legends, crossing over jobs with Mos Def and capturing the moment a love heart cloud appeared over J Dilla’s grave. B+ (aka Brian Cross) is one of Limerick’s greatest exports. Since 1990,…

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The Exchange: ELLLL x Sunil Sharpe

Artwork by Mel Keane Sunil Sharpe cut his teeth in Dublin’s techno scene before moving on to regular gigs in the likes of Berghain, Fabric and Concrete. He regularly releases his own tracks and others’ on his imprints Earwiggle, Tinfoil and On the Hoof. ELLLL is a producer, DJ and musician from Cork and a…

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The Art of the Sample

By Paddy O’Mahoney    Illustration by Noel Feeney  We pay homage to the craftsmen propping up the backbone of hip hop. Any hip hop fan worth their salt has a top 5 ready to go at all times. That is, a constantly tinkered with, passionately argued about personal list of the five best MCs that…

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Behind the Decks: Irish Women in Electronic Music

By Emily Carson  Photography by Killian Broderick The electronic music scene in Ireland is seeing a slow but steady progression of female artists, DJs and promoters joining the ranks of their male counterparts. We met some of the women helping to pave the way. In Dublin, International Women’s Day 2016 saw the launch of Women of Notes/Mná…

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