Monthly Archives: May 2012

Beyond the Walls of North Belfast

Limestone Road, north Belfast, calls to mind novelist Robert McLiam Wilson’s description of his native city as a place in which ‘the stories are jumbled and jangled. The narratives meet’. During Belfast’s early twentieth century heyday, Limestone Road was an … Continue reading

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Local Currencies

My latest blog on the London Review of Books site, on local currencies, runny Spanish omelettes and ‘the Miracle of Worgl’: Death to the Euro.’ The handmade sign was pinned to the wall of a community centre in San Luis, … Continue reading

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Seville Youth Bear Brunt of Economic Collapse

A middle-aged man with a Che Guevara beard and a black and white keffiyeh smiles down from an election poster attached to a lamppost in Gines, a middle class suburb on the outskirts of Seville. Below the photograph a single … Continue reading

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