with Abie Philbin Bowman - Ben Affleck embarassed by a slave-owning ancestor, shortlist announced for the Orwell Prize for political writing, Johnny Marr of The Smiths attacks people exploiting the spirit of Record Store Day
with Alan Corr - this year's Pulitzer Prize for Fiction goes to "All The Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr, Hozier shortlisted for Ivor Novello Award, the complete line-up revealed for this year's Bloomsday Festival
with Alan Corr - trailer for the new Star Wars film to be unveiled tonight in California, the Time magazine Most Influential artists list published today, a new book from Alan Patridge to come next year
with Alan Corr - Irish writer on shortlist for IMPAC Award, Abbey Theatre board of directors begin their search for a new Director, SIPTU staff members support NCAD students who express 'no confidence' in college management
with Abie Philbin Bowman - Nobel prize-winning German novelist Gunter Grass dies, opening film at this year's Cannes Film Festival announced, Stephen Hawking sings a cover of Monty Python's 'Galaxy Song'
with Alan Corr - writer Joseph O'Connor delivers inaugural address as Professor Creative Writing at University of Limerick, artist Sean Lynch will represent Ireland at this year's Venice Biennale, Kurt Cobain's daughter says she doesn't like Nirvana
with Alan Corr - Irish actors and presenters amongst this year's BAFTA nominees, new tv series Poldark commissioned for a second series, the original Twin Peaks cast want David Lynch to return for the new series