Like space? Love the moon? Wish you’d made the Apollo missions? Waiting for Richard Branson to slip you a ticket for one of these moon shuttles we hear he’s plotting? Well, in the meantime, put down the oxygen tank and slip on your dancing shoes: here are ten top lunar tunes, from decades of moon […]
Author Archive for: Valerie
About Valerie O'Riordan
Valerie O'Riordan is a Creative Writing PhD student at the University of Manchester. She edits both The Manchester Review and Bookmunch, and her chapbook of microfictions, Enough, is available from http://gumbopress.co.uk/books.html.
Entries by Valerie O'Riordan
We love books, we love art, and we love a radical gesture, so literary graffiti? We could not be more psyched about that! Here are ten killer examples.
A roll-call of the political elite in the past fifty years is a pretty depressing document for anyone who’s got even a passing interest in gender equality: although it’s been sixty-one years since the UN Convention on the Political Rights of Women, the first international legislation protecting the equal status of women to exercise political […]
We know, we know, geeks are geeks, and jocks are jocks, and never the twain shall meet – hang on, though, that’s utter horse-manure. After all, Arsenal’s Theo Walcott’s a big fan of Harry Potter, and Owen Hargreaves, formerly of Manchester City, says he likes to kick back with a copy of Paulo Coehlo’s The […]
Saints and scholars, right? Joyce and Yeats, Synge and Heaney, or even Keane and Paul McGrath: Ireland’s got culture sewn right up. But while we’re all aware that it’s a popular filming location, and that it’s got a few stellar acting exports (Colin Farrell, for better or worse, or Game of Thrones’ Aiden Gillen), the […]
Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or boycotting Hallmark Holidays, you’re still a sucker for a good old love story book, right? No? Well, hey, we love a challenge. Here are ten love stories (happy, sad, and pure conniving) that will yank those heartstrings whether you like it or not! Prepare to swoon…
Where do you get your fiction fix – the library? The local bookstore? Online? Well, it’s time to step it up a notch: sometimes the shop itself is as fascinating as the titles you’re there to purchase. Just look at Venice’s Libraria Acqua Alta, pictured above! Here’s five more weird bookshops from around the world […]
The book market’s a tough one: with supermarkets and online retailers driving down prices and publishing houses looking to their marketing teams rather than their editors for acquisition advice, it’s getting harder and harder to for writers to sell fiction to publishers and for publishers to shift books – especially more literary titles – to the […]
Whether you turn to fiction as an escape from the drudge and stress of daily life or whether you seek in it a thought-provoking exploration of human nature and the meaning of life, one of the main criteria you’re bound to have is credibility: however alien, ancient or arcane the fictional world, you, the reader, […]
An Ink Tank Media Publication
Ink Tank Media is Finland's finest international content marketing agency. Based in Helsinki, its award-winning writers, filmmakers, illustrators and artists have years of experience creating amazing digital stories for audiences across the globe.
Marketing promise fail. https://t.co/05l8fY82mA
- Monday Sep 18 - 7:13pm
How to beat the system. https://t.co/rhBOgMbzBo
- Saturday Aug 26 - 1:10pm
- 11 wonderful ways the internet lampooned Theresa May’s latest speech about Brexit
- Ruska relief: 35 stunning photos of Finland’s autumn colors
- 4 reasons why Finland’s lagging behind in electric car adoption and why that’s all set to change
- The foreigner’s guide to surviving your first Finnish sauna
- Daily Fail: 22 vicious anti-Brexit memes to pave your road to isolationism
- Earbud Weltschmerz: 13 excellent podcasts to help you understand our troubled times
- The internet loved Finnish President Niinistö’s press conference with Trump. Here’s why.