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Poetry
Lickspittle Scumsquirter
We, the Scum Gentry with our imaginary top hats and canes and our supercilious sneers as we swagger down imaginary cobble-stoned streets, spitting on the rich who line the sidewalks in dumb-struck awe. . Resplendent in our morning coats with tails a-flutter and knee-high boots good for stomping heads in the...

Save Your Soul
The Southern Fold
Song of the Week 24/11/19
A deep-fried serving of southern-gothic soul comes courtesy of Kilkenny alt-blues rocker The Southern Fold. Taken from their new album "Bible Fear"—soaked in smooth, plaintive harmonies and finger-lickin’ electrified country-blues picking—"Save Your Soul" is...

Poetry
Rory Dwayne
Dear Darkness, . The sun has fallen, were you a part of this? Darkness owns my soul I can’t part with this, Shadow of mind, night was the start of this. . Moonlight shines through the attic windows, Mist arises with lone leaves falling while the wind blows. Darkness advances...

Song of the Week
15/10/19
A dark invitation to a waltz through the aching tunnels of the heart—with hip notes of Americana speakeasy swing and raucous gypsy jazz—Dreaming of the Eastern Clan by three-piece multi-instrumentalists cua is a perfect introduction to the deliciously syncretic approach...

Miscellaneous
Luke Murphy
It was a sign of the speed at which events were moving that Hannah Arendt’s 1951 ‘The Origins of Totalitarianism’ was remembered, republished and sold-out so soon after the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States and the referendum...

Culture
Rob Hutton
FX’s sci-fi drama Legion concluded its three-season run recently. It was one of the most improbable shows on television: a superhero franchise tie-in, run by Fargo creator Noah Hawley, that very quickly turned into an experimental and surreal work about the nature...

Short Fiction
Jenny Butler
The unmistakable stench of death drew the flies. The contrast was striking, black fly bodies swarming around light pink plastic rollers in a mass of bloodied hair. Blowflies laid their eggs in the woman’s eyes and mouth in the limited fly-knowledge...