Three Monkeys Online

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Andrew Lawless is the founding editor and a regular contributor to Three Monkeys Online magazine.

Trento’s Muse Science Museum

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

The MUSE science museum in Trento became the innovative answer to one of this Italian city’s biggest problems. It was a huge blow to Trento’s economy, in 2004, when the multi-national tyre manufacterer Michelin decided to close its factory. Many locals were sceptical, though, when the local authorities announced a project to re-develop the site […]

Parco Della Chiusa or Parco Talon – for hiking

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Bologna is nestled into the foothills of the Appenines, and so there’s plenty of hiking opportunities in and around the city. Parco Talon – or Parco della Chiusa as it’s officially known – is a huge park, about 15 minutes by car/bus from the Porta Saragozza, that snakes alongside the Reno River. While Bologna has […]

Bologna – a city for film buffs

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Bologna is a city for film buffs, as you’ll notice if you visit the city during late June / Early July when the Sotto Le Stelle Del Cinema festival runs annuallyin Piazza Maggiore. Each year a massive screen is erected in the square, and for the length of the festival there are free public screenings […]

Jim Crace’s Harvest Wins the 2015 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Jim Crace’s novel Harvest has won the 2015 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the world’s largest prize for a single novel. Previous winning novelists have included Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Kevin Barry, Michel Houellebecq and Herta Müller. Explaining their decision, the Prize judges commented: “At times, Harvest reads like a long prose poem; it plays on the ear like […]

Mambo – Bologna’s Modern Art Museum

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Bologna has a thriving cultural life, and one of its centerpieces is Mambo (Museo Art Moderna di Bologna), a wonderful art museum with temporary and permanent exhbitions, situated in Via Don Giovanni Minzoni 14, between the city centre and the train station. A lot of thought has gone in to the Museum, which was formerly […]

Be Cool

Friday, December 12th, 2014

You’ve got to be cool When you walk in And your head spins And your tongue wriggles Like a fish out of water And all the faces Are doors to strange Unknown lands You need a cigarette In your hands You’ve got to be cool When the big man Calls out your name You’ve got […]

Myles after Myles – Strabane honours Flann O’Brien

Friday, December 6th, 2013

A wonderful statue of Flann O’Brien has been unveiled in Strabane, County Tyrone as part of the collaborative Urban and Renewal Programme between Strabane and Donegal councils. O’Brien, one of Ireland’s foremost literary talents spent most of his life in Dublin, but was born in Strabane and the town has been keen to stress the […]

Efterklang premier two new videos

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Danish band Efterklang (recently interviewed in TMO here ) premier two new videos for songs from their superb Piramida album today. The videos are for the tracks Black Summer and Between the Walls.  The video releases coincide with the start of the band’s 5 week European tour – which, on their site, they suggest will […]

Nick Cave announces new live album

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have announced the release of a new live album, ‘Live from KCRW‘, which will come out at the end of November (in the US – European release date is December 2nd). The live album was recorded earlier this year at Apogee Studios in Los Angeles, in between   the Bad Seeds’ […]

Cloud Control give away acoustic version of latest album ‘Dream Cave’

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Australian band Cloud Control have put an acoustic live version of their latest album, Dream Cave, online for free download here. There are no details as to how long it’s going to be available, so we advise downloading it as soon as possible. Dream Cave has picked up various accolades in Australia, and is a […]