Thursday 12th July

'Crudo' by Olivia Laing

Olivia Laing chats about her first fiction novel 'Crudo' (published by Picador)

Review: 'Country Music USA' by Bill C Malone and Tracey E.W. Laird

Sandy Harsch reviews the 50th anniversary edition of 'Country Music USA' by Bill C Malone and Tracey E.W. Laird (published by University of Texas Press)

Film reviews

Sarah Taaffe Maguire and Hilary White review 'Incredibles 2', 'First Reformed' and 'The Secret of Marrowbone'

Wednesday 11th July

Dublin Fringe Festival 2018

Ruth McGowan, director of the 24th Dublin Fringe Festival, the programme for which was launched today

'Orfeo ed Euridice' by Irish National Opera

Sharon Carty and Emma Martin chat about the Irish National Opera production of 'Orfeo ed Euridice' at the Galway International Arts Festival

'Shift' by Mia Gallagher

Mia Gallagher chats about 'Shift', her short story collection (published by New Island)

Review: 'Copper Face Jacks: The Musical'

Helen Meany reviews 'Copper Face Jacks: The Musical' by Paul Howard at the Olympia Theatre

Tuesday 10th July

Essay: packing for holidays (part 2)

Sonya Kelly with the second part of A Suitcase Full of Groceries, her series of essays on the cultural phenomenon of packing for holidays

'Days of Awe' by A.M. Homes

A.M. Homes talks about 'Days of Awe', her new collection of short stories (published by Granta)

50th anniversary of 'Rosemary's Baby'

Diane Negra marks the 50th anniversary of the Roman Polanski film 'Rosemary's Baby'

'Orpheus', the new collection by Theo Dorgan

Theo Dorgan chats about his new collection 'Orpheus' (published by Dedalus Press)

Monday 9th July

Review: 'Adjustment Day' by Chuck Palahniuk

Dara Downey reviews 'Adjustment Day' by Chuck Palahniuk (published by Jonathan Cape)

'Good Trouble' by Joseph O'Neill

Joseph O'Neill chats about his latest book 'Good Trouble', a collection of eleven short stories (published by 4th Estate)

Forgotten musical gems - Burning Spear

Donal Dineen looks at the career of 1970's reggae artist from Jamaica, Burning Spear

'Possum', a film by Matthew Holness

Matthew Holness talks about directing his first feature film, the horror 'Possum'

Friday 6th July

Album reviews

Róisín Dwyer and Simon Maher review 'Scorpion' from Drake, 'Jellies' from 77:78 and 'Where I'm From' from Steo Wall

'Invisible Histories' by Mary Wycherley

Mary Wycherley, creator and performer of 'Invisible Histories'

'This Hostel Life' by Melatu Uche Okorie

Melatu Uche Okorie discusses 'This Hostel Life', her collection of three short stories (published by Skein Press)

Thursday 5th July

Preview: 'Picnic At Hanging Rock', coming to BBC2

Hannah Parkes previews the upcoming tv series of the Australian dark mystery 'Picnic At Hanging Rock', showing on BBC2

Review: 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore', starring Aidan Turner

Henry Martin reviews the London production of 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore' by Martin McDonagh, starring Aidan Turner

Film reviews

Arlene Hunt and Stephen Boyd review 'Mary Shelley', 'Whitney' and 'The First Purge' /  the death of Claude Lanzmann, director of major Holocaust documentary 'Shoah'

Wednesday 4th July

Review: 'The Cost of Living' by Deborah Levy

Sinead Gleeson reviews 'The Cost of Living' by Deborah Levy (published by Hamish Hamilton)

The Heart of Summer, a series of poetry and music in historic houses

Pat Boran reads his poem 'Learning To Dive'

Suzanne Murphy and Vladimir & Anton at the Limerick Summer Music concert

Chat with soprano Suzanne Murphy and violinists Vladimir and Anton ahead of their joint performance at the Limerick Summer Music concert

'Foyle Punt', an immersive performance

Artist/director Caitríona McLaughlin and boat builder Philip McDonald explain 'Foyle Punt'

'The Wrong Country: Essays on Modern Irish Writing' by Gerald Dawe

Gerald Dawe talks about his latest work 'The Wrong Country: Essays on Modern Irish Writing' (published by Irish Academic Press)

Tuesday 3rd July

A profile of Róisín Murphy

Siobhán Kane with a profile of singer Róisín Murphy, from her days as frontwoman with Moloko before branching out as a solo artist

'The Cruelty Men' by Emer Martin

Emer Martin talks about her latest novel 'The Cruelty Men' (published by Lilliput)

'Come On Home', a play by Phillip McMahon

Phillip McMahon talks about his latest play 'Come On Home', a story which centres around family, desire and faith

Monday 2nd July

Review: 'The Death of Mrs Westaway' by Ruth Ware

Hannah Parkes reviews 'The Death of Mrs Westaway' by Ruth Ware (published by Harvill Secker)

Review: 'Cambridge Companion To The Graphic Novel'

Maura McHugh reviews the 'Cambridge Companion To The Graphic Novel'

'Solar Bones' by Mike McCormack

Mike McCormack reads an extract from his International Dublin Literary Award-winning novel 'Solar Bones'

'The Expanded Field', co-curated by Lismore Castle Arts and Askeaton Contemporary Arts

Jo Anne Butler explains 'The Expanded Field', a group exhibition exploring the nature of the Irish landscape

'Dark Skies: Invasion', a season at the IFI

Harvey O'Brien previews 'Dark Skies: Invasion', a season of sci-fi films at the IFI

Friday 29th June

Album reviews

Jackie Fox and Eamon Sweeney review 'The Now Now' from Gorillaz, 'High As Hope' from Florence & The Machine and 'Uniform Distortion' from Jim James

Review: 'Florida' by Gisele Scanlon

Gisele Scanlon reviews 'Florida', a collection of short stories by Lauren Groff (published by William Heinemann)

Review: 'A Skull In Connemara', produced by Decadent Theatre

Judy Murphy reviews 'A Skull In Connemara', the Decadent Theatre production of the Martin McDonagh play starring Pat Shortt

Thursday 28th June

Opening lines in literature

Catriona Lally and Anthony Glavin with their pick of some of the best opening lines in literature

Film reviews

Ruth Barton and Paul Whitington review 'Dublin Oldschool', 'Leave No Trace' and 'Adrift'

'The Shepherd's Hut' by Tim Winton

Tim Winton talks about his latest novel 'The Shepherd's Hut' (published by Picador)

Wednesday 27th June

'Dear Pilgrims', a collection by John F Deane

John F Deane talks about his latest collection of poetry 'Dear Pilgrims', in which he explores pilgrimages both physical and spiritual (published by Carcanet)

'Face To Face', an exhibition at the Kerlin Gallery

Hendrik Driessen, director of the De Pont Museum in the Netherlands, which has given a selection of their art works to the Kerlin Galley for their 'Face To Face' exhibition

An Chúirt Chruitireachta, the International Harp Festival 2018

Cormac de Barra, one of the performers at An Chúirt Chruitireachta, the International Harp Festival this weekend

'The Lost O'Casey' at the Abbey

Louise Lowe of ANU Productions who perform The Lost O'Casey on the Peacock stage at the Abbey, based on a short play from 1924 called 'Nannie's Night Out'

Tuesday 26th June

Review: 'To The Many' by Lola Ridge

Jessica Traynor reviews 'To The Many', a newly-published collection of early poems by Lola Ridge (published by Little Island Press)

'Sharon', a play by Katie Holly

Katie Holly, writer/director of 'Sharon', a play about a young woman who leaves Dublin to return to her small home town and is put under pressure to settle down

'Orchid & The Wasp' by Caoilinn Hughes

Caoilinn Hughes chats about her debut novel 'Orchid & The Wasp' (published by Oneworld)

'Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album' by John Coltrane

Cormac Larkin talks about 'Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album', a forgotten studio album by jazz saxophonist John Coltrane

Monday 25th June

Review: 'Our Homesick Songs' by Emma Hooper

Áine Ní Ghlinn reviews 'Our Homesick Songs' by Emma Hooper (publisheed by Fig Tree)

Historic all-female summer edition of '2000 AD'

Maura McHugh, one of the contributors to a historic all-woman summer issue of British science fiction comic/graphic novel '2000 AD'

Review: 'Stampa Ora/Print Now' at the Crawford Gallery Cork

Cristín Leach reviews 'Stampa Ora/Print Now' at the Crawford Gallery Cork, a touring exhibition featuring twelve Italian artists and twelve Irish artists

Preview: season 2 of 'Glow' on Netflix

Sinead Mooney previews season 2 of 'Glow' on Netflix

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