Political commentary and “hate crime” in Northern Ireland Continue reading Islamophobia in Belfast?
Online anti-gay rhetoric in Singapore reaches increasingly alarming levels Continue reading Pink ‘pushback’, online hate groups, and gay rights in Singapore
More than meets the eye with e-cigarette restrictions Continue reading Passing Clouds: e-cigarette politics in SE Asia
A review of SRT’s The Tempest Continue reading SRT’s Shakespeare in the Park, 2015: The Tempest
She was a nice wee girl, very friendly.. mind you all the same, I don’t know what her religion was. So goes the art of the cautious compliment in Belfast. This backhanded, potentially deprecating form of description is as authentically Northern Irish as the orange sash, the armoured Land Rover and your mammy’s fried soda bread. Northern Ireland is a peculiarly strange and difficult thing … Continue reading something rotten in the State of Ulster
There is a sad case developing in Indonesia, with two Australian drug traffickers, who attempted to smuggle heroin out of Bali, on death row and facing execution within the next two weeks. Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan had appealed for clemency from the Indonesian president but their requests were denied. With this avenue exhausted, their lawyers are left with only the chance of one more … Continue reading The Quality of Mercy is strained in the Bali Nine case
a few days exploring beautiful Bologna in Northern Italy Continue reading Among the porticoes of Bologna