Mongrel (magazine)

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Mongrel issue 15

Mongrel was an arts, culture and news magazine published nationwide in Ireland between 2003 and 2008. Founded by Sam Bungey and Yousef Eldin, Mongrel published 38 issues, and known for its irreverent editorial and production printed in full colour with perfect binding.

The magazine ran a number of high-profile cover stories. Profiles included in the magazine included former Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern,[1], George Galloway,[citation needed] and Ron Paul.[citation needed] Musicians interviewed include My Morning Jacket,[2] M.I.A.,[3] The Republic of Loose,[4] Rufus Wainwright,[5] and Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips.[6] Features included a look at the reborn doll industry and a guide to going bald.[7][8]

Mongrel was embroiled in controversy in 2005 for its publication of "The Cunts List", which ranked notable people and organisations who were unlikable or morally reprehensible in the view of the magazine. The story was featured on the cover of The Sun when Irish chat show host Pat Kenny slammed the publishers as "low-life" in response to the article, which branded Kenny a "shithead and a moron".[9]

The magazine's contributors included a number of Ireland's leading young names in writing, photography, illustration, styling, and graphic design.[citation needed]

Mongrel closed in February 2008 with the last issue's cover design inspired by an Irish Mass card often sent at funerals.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Mary Harney is a total Geebag!" | Tripping Along The Ledge". Eoinbutler.com. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  2. ^ "NO JACKET REQUIRED | Tripping Along The Ledge". Eoinbutler.com. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Director & D.O.P". Yousef Eldin. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  4. ^ "This is the tomb of the Loose | Tripping Along The Ledge". Eoinbutler.com. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  5. ^ ""I Want To Be Right Up There With The Greatest Legends Of Showbiz: The Judys, The Sinatras, The Oliviers, The Clark Gables…" | Tripping Along The Ledge". Eoinbutler.com. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Wayne Coyne Battles the Bad Buzz Robots | Tripping Along The Ledge". Eoinbutler.com. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  7. ^ "THE HOUSE OF DOLLS | Tripping Along The Ledge". Eoinbutler.com. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  8. ^ "WHY GO BALD? | Tripping Along The Ledge". Eoinbutler.com. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  9. ^ "PAT'S RAGE; TV Kenny furious as mag brands him the MOST dislikeable star in Ireland. - Free Online Library". Thefreelibrary.com. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  10. ^ "Final farewell". The Irish Times. 17 March 2008.
  11. ^ "State of play". The Irish Times. 15 March 2008.

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