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'