In which McManus spends some time with the black dog. Also, the unexpected origin of household brand names!
It looks impressive, it tastes effing daelicious and it’s got nuts and cherries in it (subtle bit o’filth) - what more could you want?
Dispatching from every corner of the globe, Irish ex-pats tell us how they're getting on beyond the emerald shore. This letter home comes from The Secret Teacher, who's having an... enlightening time in China.
In which McManus comes to terms with his own ravishing sexiness.
Forget cocktails and pour yourself a nice cuppa tea and have a slice of Pina Colada Loaf Cake - all the flavours of sipping cocktails on the beach, but with the added benefit of... eh, not actually doing it.
Not only do new fashion trends make a mockery of unique identity, but they sanitise and erode the sub-cultures they claim to celebrate, says Deirdre McMahon.
In which McManus loses friends and alienates people.
These Mexican-style donuts are long and thin and fluffy, dusted with cinnamon sugar and dunked in chocolate sauce. SO GOOD!
In which McManus ponders crucifixes and Scotland as the country falls apart around him.
Pretzels: salty, carby, soft, chewy, delicious Pretzels. They’re easy and go down a treat with beer - just what you want with your golf or boules or competitive knitting or whatever you choose to spend your time screaming at.
Ahead of the curve and straight into your earholes, here's the first Tracklust of 2013, 12 of the best new sounds available for your delectation.
An acclaimed, elegiac and humorous new play, which deals with death, regret and 5,307 unopened letters.