Britain and Ireland live…

For those of you who think I have no life outside Slugger, I do. My other place, mostly magazine but blog driven, is the Britain and Ireland site. We’ve just published its second issue on Culture, in which we have: Conor Brady on the race to the bottom between British and Irish media; a (camera phone) photo essay on Ulster Scots in the classroom, featuring a Lambeg played in a de-sanctified chapel in Ballymena; an essay on Heaney, Wogan and the Queen; and Edna Longley who argues the need to move away from the antagonistic/symbiotic binary of British vs Irish identity towards the recognition of the multiple layers of cultural complexity.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty