Cramming for the afterlife ‘The Book of the Dead’ at the British Museum


There’s many a pig wears cufflinks Paul Gauguin at Tate Modern

Piecing man together ‘Drawings from the Italian Renaissance’, at the British Museum

A dusty flowering Vincent van Gogh at the Royal Academy


The Only Church In Town The Sacred Made Real: Spanish Painting and Sculpture 1600-1700

Sweet Doing Nothing J. M. Waterhouse at The Royal Academy

Leaden Feet Cannot Dance Futurism at Tate Modern

The Thinking Thing Gerhard Richter at the National Gallery

Nothing More and Nothing Less? Mark Rothko at Tate Modern


Not only rage Francis Bacon at Tate Modern


Damien Hirst at White Cube Review


Paddyhackery! Online Ireland and other green journalism for the exiles

The good meets the bad ‘Anthem for doomed youth’, at the Imperial War Museum

Waves from the 60s Bridget Riley at Tate Britain


Trainspotter cleans up Irvine Welsh Interview

The public intellectual Tom Paulin Interview

Dicing with debt Dublin’s exclusive casinos [w/ Keith Brennan]

How Americans see Americans Nan Goldin at the Whitechapel Gallery, The American Sublime at Tate Modern and Martin Parr at the Barbican Centre

‘Imaging Ulysses’, by David Hamilton Review

Derry gets verbal Sketch

Taboo and obscenity in culture Freedom of expression    ***n.b. this article has an error – Nick Ross did NOT appear in the ‘Brasseye’ programme discussed

Visibility stakes high in Belfast Festival review


‘Berkeley’s telephone’, by Harry Clifton Book Review

Festival lights come on Festival Pre-view

Logo as art-fact The logo in art

Something for everyone? Festival review

Filming War Cinema, War, struggle and protest

Festival lift-off Festival review

‘The people of the Sea’, by David Thompson Book Review