'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)
Sarah Taaffe Maguire and Hilary White review 'Incredibles 2', 'First Reformed' and 'The Secret of Marrowbone'
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
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)
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'
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)
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
Arlene Hunt and Stephen Boyd review 'Mary Shelley', 'Whitney' and 'The First Purge' / the death of Claude Lanzmann, director of major Holocaust documentary 'Shoah'
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)
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
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
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
Opening lines in literature
Catriona Lally and Anthony Glavin with their pick of some of the best opening lines in literature
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)
'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'
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
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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