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CULTURE May 5 2 0 1 3

The Sunday Times Magazine



P 1 - 2 FOOD P 3 -4 MUSIC P 5 - 6 FASHION P 7 - 11 RISE & FALL OF THE U.S.A P 12 - 16 ART






Tucked away amongst the bustling streets thrives a restaurant with a gallery in Dublin city

Foam Cafe and Gallery Foam Cafe is a casual dining cafe and restaurant, located in the Italian Quarter in Dublin City Centre, serving high quality food and drink, at a price you can afford. But it’s not just the food. Upon visiting the cafe, visitors remark on the warm atmosphere, the friendly staff and, of course, the quirky decor (please see photos above). Indeed, Foam Cafe takes pride in being different to the ubiquitous restaurant and coffee chains that dot the landscape. Come see for yourself and experience the cool, funky mood that makes Foam Cafe a unique eatery in Dublin City Centre.

We also cater for private parties and corporate events. The entire venue can be hired out or the upstairs section, which can hold 40 people, can be reserved, at any time of day. Please contact us for more information. We are located on Strand Street which is in the Italian Quarter and just a two minute stroll from Temple Bar, over the Millenium Bridge.

Foam Cafe is open 7 days a week and our restaurant serves only the finest produce in our daily lunch, tapas and evening menus as well as our cakes, coffees, teas and beers and wine. Our omelettes are our speciality and if you like pizza with exotic toppings, then you’ve just got to visit us. For casual dining with a difference, there’s only one Foam Cafe.

Pablo Picante The burrito was a nice size and very filling. The taste was also quite nice. I also liked that they have a good variety of drinks to pick from. Juice boxes were even available! If you are a student you are in luck, you get a burrito and a drink for €6, not bad.

I have visited Pablo Picante a few times previous to my visit yesterday. It has a particularly friendly atmosphere, the staff are very welcoming and despite the limited space inside it doesn’t feel too cramped. There is a dynamic variety to choose from with meat, veg, sauce, tortillas. Really easy going about changing up their burritos ie. If you would prefer feta cheese to cheddar. The level of

Great for a quick filling!!! - bite if you are in a hurry hot varies from 1-6. I went for a 3, which was very slightly spicy. Great student deal - choice between 4-5 burritos and any drink for 6euro. Great for a quick - filling!!! - bite if you are in a hurry or fancy something lighter than a full meal. Highly recommended for a treat!!!!

The Twisted Pepper

Cafe and Cheese club by day Night Club by Night By day (10am-7pm) The Cafe is home to 3FE Coffee with Irish Barista Champion Colin Harmon serving some of the finest coffee in the country. THE BEATYARD The Beatyard looks to bring together enthusiasts of music, media & culture for one weekend where they can meet like minded people and (we hope) discover something new. Merging a selection of top local & international talent, the Beatyard is essentially a showcase of the best of Bodytonic in the form of music, exhibitions, film, comedy, workshops, panels, food & drink, spread out across a number of key locations in the centre of Dublin. At the Beatyard, everybody gets a bit of the festival to showcase what they are good at.

The management also do lots of other cool programming that many people mightn’t know about - they have a chess club starting this weekend for example, and they do other random shizzle like record sales and burlesque nights. All in all, the Twisted Pepper is a nice example of how to run a successful venue in Dublin whilst still retaining respect for your customers and staying innovative with the product you’re offering.

Boiler Room coming to The Twisted Pepper Dublin The biggest nightlife success of the past year blurs the line between an online club and a radio show.

BOILER ROOM On a Tuesday night, here’s what Dublin’s electronic music fraternity in their twenties are up to: they’re sitting down on their sofas, firing up their laptops, pouring themselves a drink and tuning in to watch live DJ sets via a webcam hooked up to a warehouse space in Elephant & Castle. They’re probably rapid-fire tweeting about it at the same time too. If you squint and don’t mind the juddering connection, you can see James Blake at the turntables, or perhaps popstar-inwaiting Yasmin singing over a mix from Jamie XX. Welcome to cult club the Boiler Room.

Since its inception a year ago this month, the Boiler Room has become an internet and dance music - wait for it - phenomenon. It’s not strictly a club, but a weekly online Ustream broadcast - the live video facility popularised by Wiley, who likes to use it to show how to make boiled eggs and soldiers, advertise instant noodles and, ditto Kanye West, hold press conferences - in a nightlife environment. .

And if you miss it, you can just download the podcast and catch up


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It’s nearly time to get your shorts on, head down to the beach, kick back and have a sip of sunshine, but for the time being you can buy Nikes latest collection based on the sunny ‘Beaches of Rio’. With a full mix of bright, colourful, and very vivid colour pops applied onto every single usable space available, this summer-inspired group creates a powerful taste of sun, sea and sand for all to enjoy These bad boy sneakers are exlusive to size ?.

As the warmer Summer months approach, we begin to close our eyes and daydream of paradise-like vacation spots – and very few can rival the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Next month, Nike Sportswear will unleash the Nike Air Max EM “Beaches of Rio” Pack, featuring the Air Max 1, Air Max 90, Air Max 95, Air Max 97, and Air 180 in vivid and vibrant colorways inspired by the sights of the legendary beach scene in Rio.

We’ve confirmed the release date of the Air Max 95 release to be May 11th, but no date has been confirmed for the remaining four just yet, so enjoy this new high-def gallery of this must-have collection below and stay tuned to Sneaker News for updates on this incredible Pack.

It is with great pain and sadness but grudging acknowledgment that I must point out that we could very well be witnessing the beginning of the decline and fall of America. If this is true, historians will probably look back to the first decade of the 21st century as the beginning of that end

Shortly thereafter of course came the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. But instead of our leaders asking for a collective commitment by all Americans to fight the global war of terrorism by initiating a draft — a move which would have carried no political risk given the circumstances — our “leaders” instead opted to take the easier road. The greatest loss, however, was not fewer troops to fight a more effective war, but ultimately the missed opportunity of forging our next greatest generation.

That decade began, if you recall, with the Democratic election of our president being overturned by the Electoral College. Regardless of who you voted for in that election, there was a time when elections were sacred and principle mattered in this country. But, unlike the three previous times when the Electoral College vetoed the people’s choice for president, this time there was no great public outcry or mass demonstration. All most Americans wanted was for the election to be over so they could get back to their regular TV programming

But the final nail in our national coffin will probably be making the same exact fatal error that proved the undoing of all the great world powers before us — overextending our military to police the world. We continue to this day to keep our military deployed in the territories of every war we’ve fought dating back to the Spanish-American War, failing to ever disengage and come home, opting instead to keep our military permanently deployed and exposed throughout the world. Ironically, our politicians have opted for massive military base closure within our borders, sapping American dollars and decimating many local economies.


Unfortunately, the lack of leadership and common sense did not end there. When in all the history of mankind has any country ever fought a war much less two wars while at the same time giving away the biggest tax cuts in history as they boasted at the time? Popular in the short term and probably helpful in getting those incompetents re-elected, it has proven ruinous in the long term as it turned our greatest budget surplus into our greatest debt, which is now coming due — with interest.

And so it is that we are now all but financially owned by communist China. Adding insult to injury, we recently had our credit rating dropped, all while the politicians in Washington dawdled to the last minute — clearly more interested in positioning themselves and their parties for the next election rather than doing what needed to be done to save our country from financial ruin.

It would seem that our politicians have succeeded in doing what the anarchists, the fascists, the communists and all the rest of our foreign enemies were never been able to do — destroy the United States of America. As a member of this contemporary American society, allow me to offer my sincere apology to all the generations who came before us, who worked and fought so hard to build this country up and especially the one million Americans who sacrificed their lives fighting for our country and who now must be rolling over in their graves.


750 military installations in two thirds of the world


Is America an empire? Certainly not, according to our government. Despite the conquest of two sovereign states in as many years, despite the presence of more than 750 military installations in two thirds of the world’s countries and despite his stated intention “to extend the benefits of every corner of the world,” George W. Bush maintains that “America has never been an empire.” “We don’t seek empires,” insists Defense Secretary Rumsfeld. “We’re not imperialistic.”

They all came down from the mountain when they heard the good news.


Colin Matthes , Lois Patino Marc Horowitz , Susie Tarnowicz



EXHIBITIONS Colin Matthes, Lois Patino, Marc Horowitz and Susie Tarnowicz were participants in the 2012 Artist Residency programme. Their work represents a range of perspectives, mediums and working methods. This exhibition explores the disjunction between their observations

Now in its second year, Monster Truck Gallery is pleased to present the works of four artists from the residency programme at Cow House Studios, Wexford, which will also tour to the Wexford Arts Centre in September 2013. The artists were chosen by all three organisations and each artist

and representations of environment, and how this separation alters perceptions of our landscape, private and public space, customs, traditions and habits.

spent ten weeks developing their work on residency, interacting with the co-curators from the three organisations and considering new works for presentation across both the Monster Truck Gallery and the Wexford Arts Centre.

Colin Matthes makes paintings and drawings, prints, posters and installations. His work can be seen in galleries, abandoned shopping malls and on protest posters. Matthes has spent much of the past two years in Ireland, first attending a residency at the Burren College of Art then at Cow House Studios. While living in the Burren, Matthes worked on the “Essential Knowledge” series as a response to the wild and barren landscape. Looking to themes of

Marc Horowitz artistic practice is wildly diverse. Often a response to the breakdown of a commercialised and consumer driven culture, his work employs humour and a quick, improvised and haphazard aesthetic. “Object Tests” are sculptures made from discarded commodities like old electronics, broken lawn ornaments or outdated promotional items. By combining these objects into delicately balanced compositions and photographing the result in high-key studio lighting, he re-purposes them as desirable items once again. The cadence of Horowitz’ “Untitled Films” mirror a continually accelerating visual culture. Observations of bizarre scenarios, formal curiosities and spontaneous activity are compiled into short sequences that serve as distilled

resourcefulness and defiance rooted in both survivalist and DIY cultures, the drawings provide not-so-practical instructions for imagined

are borrowed compositions from Hollywood film posters, resulting in a narrative/disaster film mashup whose landscapes equally reflect many mounting failures including Katrina, Lehman Brothers, BP and the urban decay prevalent in post-industrial American cities.

and real scenarios ranging from “Preparing Small Game” to “Landing a Plane in an Emergency”. While at Cow House, Matthes worked on a series of large scale drawings addressing economic and environmental crisis. These apocalyptic scenes Horowitz’ drawings employ expressionist mark-making, comic illustration and text to form dynamic and humourous compositions. “Kino-Pravda”. Horowitz’ drawings employ expressionist mark-making, comic illustration and text to form dynamic and humourous compositions. These works vacillate between narrative vignette and pure aesthetic experience.

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is pleased to present 10th President, a project by Irish artist Seamus Nolan. As a way of honouring the survivors of institutional abuse in Ireland and of recognising those who died in institutional and state care, Seamus Nolan has invited President Michael D Higgins to hand over, for the period of one day, the Presidency of Ireland posthumously to Willie Delaney, a child who died whilst under the care of the state. William Delaney, 13 when he died had

On the 20th of May an event organised by Seamus Nolan will take place to both commemorate the publishing of the Ryan report and to confer posthumously the role of president upon Willie Delaney. This coronation will take place regardless of whether the proposal is accepted or not by the office of the President.



welfare of the most vulnerable

By presenting this material in a public exhibition space, the project seeks to address the unquestioned acceptance of state and religious authority over the rights of the individual and the welfare of the most vulnerable. In conferring the highest authority in the country on to William Delaney, Nolan aims to activate a dialogical, cultural and historic relationship between those that are honoured and those who have the power to honour.

The exhibition at Temple Bar Gallery and Studio will include, alongside documentation and artefacts from the process and development of the project, a film work by Seamus Nolan which touches on the story of Willie Delaney’s short life and death. Free texts about Willie Delaney and the legacy of his story by Fin Dwyer and Francis McKee will also be available. Also on display will be a version of the Presidential seal re-designed by Jim Fitzpatrick

The Candidate Willie Delaney (1957 – 1970) was 10 years old in 1967 when he was sentenced to six years in Letterfrack, Industrial School. At the end of June 1970, he was sent home to Kilkenny to start his summer holidays two weeks before the official recess. The young boy complained of terrible piercing headaches, and collapsed at his home. He was admitted to a local hospital but never regained consciousness. He died two days later. His death was, according to the attending doctor, caused by encephalitis. Those who lived alongside Willie Delaney in Letterfrack didn’t believe that their fellow inmate died from natural causes. They remembered that the 13-year-old was knocked unconscious by a blow from a broomstick yielded by a Christian Brother. The role Willy Delaney’s life has played in both the state appropriation of power and the victims search for justice and accountability has been unprecedented in the history of our state.

This project is supported by the Delaney family.

As a result of these statements, the body of Willie Delaney was disinterred as part of a police inquiry into allegations of physical and sexual abuse at Letterfrack. The initial post-mortem did not reveal conclusive evidence that the young boy died as a result of alleged head injuries. - The vital legacy of Willie Delaney, by Geraldine Niland Irish Independent 21st April 2001 The case of Willie Delaney is the first time that any Garda inquiry into such allegations at such an institution has resulted in an exhumation in a search for conclusive evidence of foul play. The original cause of death was upheld but the case had the effect of making public the debate around issues of memory creditability and the instrumentalisation of the victim by the media, the church, the state and the survivors.

Seamus Nolan Seamus Nolan studied sculpture in the National College of Art and Design, and went on to develop his practice based on a critical reading of the role of the artist in society.Recent work includes ‘Every Action’ for Newtopia, the state of human rights, Mechelen Belgium, Contours of the Common, CCA Derry-Londonderry, ‘Trades Club Revival’ with CREATE and The Model Sligo, which saw the revival of the traditional working man’s club, the attempted hijack of a Ryanair flight for St Patrick’s day, Flight NM7104, for Terminal Convention, an off-site exhibition and seminar situated in the abandoned Airport terminal building at Cork Airport, and a refusal to participate in Dublin Contemporary 2011. Other works include Corrib Gas Project Arts Centre, Dublin 2008 Nature Reserve, Brussels 2007, and Hotel Ballymun 2007 which saw the transformation of a residential tower block on the outskirts of the city transformed into a boutique hotel by a group of local participants and organisations. Seamus Nolan is based in Dublin where he has a studio at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.

Returning emigrants, enticed back to the old country with the promise of cashing in on the tiger economy, may have noticed a feature on the streets of Dublin not evident before they left. In the last ten years, Dublin has joined other rich, successful cities like London and San Francisco in developing a very visible homeless problem.

Every night, the doorways of city centre offices and the portals of churches are occupied by people sleeping rough. When the weather is milder, public spaces like Merrion Square and St Stephen’s Green become dormitories for the city’s homeless.

Every night, the doorways of of city centre offices and the portals of churches are occupied by people sleeping rough. When the weather is milder, public spaces like Merrion Square and St Stephen’s Green become dormitories for the city’s homeless.


Spilling out onto the streets of Cork, Waterford, Galway and other Irish towns Brutality According to Jean Rafter, who runs a drop-in centre for homeless under-18s in Dublin city centre, these young people are ill-equipped to deal with the brutality of the street culture they enter. “Young people end up homeless because they opt out of children’s homes, or are asked to leave because of difficult behaviour or drug and alcohol abuse”, she said. “It’s a sudden, huge step to go from foster care or residential care into homeless services”.

“Young people do not realise what awaits them when they leave those supports”, she added. “They may think that they might go back in a few months, but in the meantime, they get involved in street culture, criminal activity or drug use, and then they can not just step back into those structures they left”. While it is difficult to reconcile the image of children sleeping on the streets with our current booming economy, it is that very success which has helped to fuel our homelessness crisis. As house prices soared in recent years, past what even an affluent young working couple could afford, it became inevitable that the less well off would start to find themselves without a roof over their heads.

Homelessness, of course, is nothing new. The homeless, like the poor, have always been with us, largely because the two issues of poverty and homelessness affect each other so profoundly.

According to Jean Rafter, who runs a drop-in centre for homeless under-18s in Dublin city centre, these young people are ill-equipped to deal with the brutality of the street culture they enter. Rent costs As property prices have risen, naturally too has the cost of renting. Landlords who had paid enormous amounts of money for investment properties had only one route open to them to recoup the expense. For those on very low incomes, or receiving social welfare payments, the private rental sector has become prohibitively expensive. The remaining housing option, local authority housing, is much sought after. The lack of investment in such housing by successive governments has led to enormous waiting lists - all dem and, no supply. Ciaran Stenson runs a coffee shop and drop-in centre for the homeless in the middle of Dublin’s cultural quarter, Temple Bar. In his time working for Focus Ireland, he has seen Dublin’s homeless problem grow exponentially. ”When I first started in this job 12 years ago, you could get somebody a local authority house within three weeks”, he said. “Now it’s three years before you can get someone a place. The only people who realistically have a chance of getting one are families because all the stock is two and three bedroom houses. So single men and women can be on a housing list but they are never going to get a house. “You have this crazy social policy that the more kids you have, the better chance you have of getting a house”, he continued. “The only exception is senior citizen housing, but you have to be 66 to get that, which can mean a long wait. There are many homeless people who do not even bother putting their name down”.

The stereotype of homeless

bearded, alcoholic old men no longer applies.


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