I am so at home in Dublin, more than any other city, that I feel it has always been familiar to me. It took me years to see through its soft charm to its bitter prickly kernel - which I quite like too.

Issue 138, November 2021

Mindful Fictions

The relentless self-questioning of Emmanuel Carrère’s nonfictions

Going Georgian

Urban transformation and sectarian division in 18th century Ireland

The Pathfinder

The megalomania of the leader of Peru’s genocidal Maoist revolutionaries

Restless Angel

The greatest songwriter in the Irish tradition in the history of recording

Normal Girls

‘The Rooney Effect’: taking the affective temperature of the patriarchy

The Professional

An unequal combat between a divided, shambolic Britain and a united Europe