Three Monkeys Online

A Curious, Alternative Magazine

Stephanie Lawless

Mythography and Enlightenment. An interview with Marina Warner

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Marina Warner speaks to TMO about fairy tales, the paradox of the female voice and why we can never experience the picture of a fairy tale from its text. It was with a mixture of trepidation and a kind of amazed star shock that I approach Marina Warner. Along with being a novelist, critic and […]

Pale Green Ghosts – John Grant

Monday, February 10th, 2014

On Pale Green Ghosts John Grant now knows exactly what that voice is and how to use it. Grant doesn’t have to decide between smooth (albeit sinister) folk and dystopian synth. He can damn well use both and has.

Elske Rahill – Between Dog and Wolf

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

When Elske Rahill enters the coffee shop two things occur to me as I struggle with the batteries in my dictaphone: First, she is laden with baby-related paraphernalia (baby included) and also that I have not started any of my own Christmas shopping. I stare at the festive bags horrified until it becomes apparent that […]

Beautiful Noise – Helen Seymour Interview

Monday, April 29th, 2013

‘Dublin,Ireland. 1985. A war is raging between The Government, RTE [the Irish state broadcaster] and the 28 illegal Pirate radio stations, who have taken control of the Nation’s airwaves and the advertising revenue that goes with it’- so reads the description on the cover of Helen Seymour’s debut novel, Beautiful Noise– a story about an […]

Uncovering and unpeeling – Sarah Slean in interview

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

One of the nicest things about Sarah Slean is that she is both talented and prolific- something which makes the creative world smile. Slean has made eight albums, starred in two short films and a movie musical, published two volumes of poetry, held exhibitions of her paintings, written two string quartets, and shared the stage […]

Free Ride – Robert Levine on copyright, piracy, and culture

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

It’s an extremely cold (but not, we insist rainy) day in Dublin and I am sitting down in Hodges Figgis Bookshop on Dawson St. I am not alone. There are a couple of other likely and some unlikely audience candidates dotting the seats which have been set up for tonight’s main event- a talk by […]

Religion for Atheists – Alain de Botton Interview

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

When religion and atheisim collide, at least in the columns of most newspapers and magazines, the arguments usually boil down to the essentials of faith vs reason; to whether religious belief has a place in secular society; to the supposed intolerance of the ‘new atheism’ or to whether atheism is in itself merely a sophisticated […]

There is Something Hot about Darth Vader though, isn’t there….. Marianne Lee Interview

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Meeting Marianne Lee is as confusing as ordering Wasabi in your dessert- sweet and interesting with an alarming kick that leaves you wondering what to make of it all for hours afterwards. You know that it’s definitely going to be a little different (one of the songs on her debut album is a homage to […]

So that’s what hutious means! Stephen Kelman, author of Pigeon English, in interview

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Stephen Kelman, Booker prize shortlisted novelist, talks to TMO about Pigeon English, his novel that went from a literary agent’s slush pile to critical and commercial success

Mark Lanegan’s Funeral for the BLUES: Thank God for the Pick n’Mix

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Mark Lanegan is a little like one of those hybrid electric cars – a great idea on paper but one that never seems to have had the legs (or wheels) to take off into the stratosphere of greatness. His profile should be much greater than it is really, given the enormity of musical success he […]