What’s happening as we re-enter and re-build Dublin?

At the dawn of 2019, I wrote a piece about how I felt like the Dublin I knew had been disappearing before my eyes; how a layer of buildings and memories was being disassembled and a new layer constructed over what I was familiar with. That version of me feels so much younger now, given…

The joy of Dead Eyes

No matter how many times I stumble across something – a song, a movie, a book – that gifts me way more than it promised, I find myself delighted and surprised by it. You know the kind of thing: something that ends up being more than the sum of its parts, that ends up meatier…

Thoughts on Minari

The film Minari is about the specific and the universal. It’s about the specificity of being a Korean dad in a family of four, trying to start a farm in rural Arkansas, a place you have never been before. On this farm, you want to grow vegetables which you are ultra-familiar with, and which remind…

The Land of No Junction

On Aoife Nessa Frances’s excellent debut album, looking back at early 2020, and Christmas difficulties.

Lost Together

On capturing what it is to live now, while keeping a bit of hope.