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“The Reluctant Fundamentalist”, or “ERMAGERD, STAHP” by Caitlin McGrane

June 9, 2013

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I’ve been looking forward to seeing this film for quite a while. I’m always intrigued by films exploring religious fundamentalism (see last week’s column). I even dragged some friends along, although Mark Kermode wasn’t all that impressed with some parts of the story (everything about Kate Hudson). There is something deeply unsettling about polite, calm […]

“What Gatsby?” A Discussion

June 2, 2013

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Editors Matilda Dixon-Smith and Will Kay dive into all the CGI swoop shoots and Lana Del Rey remixes of Baz Luhrmann’s hotly anticipated “The Great Gatsby”.  Matilda Dixon-Smith: Will! So, we’ve just seen The Great Gatsby, and I think the best question to ask is this: how did you feel about Leonardo DiCaprio as the […]

Caitlin McGrane on “The Wind that Shakes the Barley”

June 1, 2013

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A couple of weeks ago I picked up a book at the Grub Street Bookstore on Brunswick Street. Bad Blood by Colm Tóibín is a short autobiographical telling of when the author decided to walk along the border between The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in 1987. Very shortly after the signing of the […]