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Thursday 20th September

Album reviews

Róisín Dwyer and Adam Hogan review 'The Art of Pretending To Swim' from Villagers, 'Chris' from Christine and the Queens and 'The Blue Hour' from Suede

Essay: home

Colm Keegan with an essay about what the notion of home means in today's Ireland

Film reviews

Sarah Taaffe Maguire and Stephen Boyd review 'The Little Stranger', 'A Simple Favour' and 'Mile 22'

Wednesday 19th September

Sonny Condell and Brigid Mae Power at the Drimoleague Singing Festival 2018

Sonny Condell and Brigid Mae Power, who are both performing at the Drimoleague Singing Festival

'Frank Pig Says Hello', the 25th anniversary production

Darragh Byrne and John D Ruddy chat about performing in the 25th anniversary production of 'Frank Pig Says Hello'

Review: 'Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.', a documentary by Stephen Loveridge

Jess Kavanagh reviews 'Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.', a documentary about the rapper M.I.A.

'Summertime' by Slip&Sync at the Dublin Fringe Festival

Slip&Sync perform an extract from their play 'Summertime'; it runs at the Dublin Fringe Festival

'An Ark of Light' by Dermot Bolger

Dermot Bolger chats about his novel 'An Ark of Light' (published by New Island)

Tuesday 18th September

'Drip Feed' by Karen Cogan at the Dublin Fringe Festival

Karen Cogan chats about her one-woman play 'Drip Feed'

100th anniversary of the film 'The Sinking of the Lusitania'

Paul Young marks the 100th anniversary of the film 'The Sinking of the Lusitania' by Windsor McKay

'When All Is Ruin Once Again', a documentary by Keith Walsh

Keith Walsh, director of the documentary 'When All Is Ruin Once Again'

Monday 17th September

'Witness', an art installation by Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor

Video artist Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor, whose video work 'Witness' explores testimonies dealing with race and identity

New Music Dublin Defrosted at the National Concert Hall

John Harris and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh explain what's in store at the New Music Dublin Defrosted series this weekend

'Infinity' by Eoghan Carrick and Nessa Matthews at the Dublin Fringe Festival

Eoghan Carrick and Nessa Matthews perform an extract from their play 'Infinity'; it runs at the Dublin Fringe Festival

TV preview: 'Maniac' on Netflix

Mary McGill previews 'Maniac', a new series with Emma Stone and Jonah Hill starting on Netflix this Friday

Review: 'Paris Echo' by Sebastian Faulks

Eithne Shortall reviews 'Paris Echo' by Sebastian Faulks(published by Hutchinson)

Friday 14th September

Album reviews

Jackie Fox and Simon Maher review 'True Meanings' from Paul Weller, 'For Ever' from Jungle and 'Double Negative' from Low

Visual art reviews

Declan Long reviews 'Borderline by Elaine Byrne at the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Daniel Rios Rodriguez at the Kerlin and 'This Is The Day' by Phil Collins at The MAC Belfast

'The Misfits' by Annie Ryan at the Dublin Theatre Festival

Annie Ryan and Aoibhinn McGinnity discussion 'The Misfits', their re-interpretation of the Arthur Miller story

Thursday 13th September

'Billy' by Sarah Gordon and Alice Malseed at the Dublin Fringe Festival

Sarah Gordon and Alice Malseed perform an extract from their play 'Billy'

'Normal People' by Sally Rooney

Sally Rooney chats about her latest novel 'Normal People' (published by Faber)

Film reviews

Ruth Barton and Chris Wasser review 'King of Thieves', 'Lucky' and 'The Predator'

Wednesday 12th September

Fringe Short - 'Split Ends' by Lauren Larkin

Lauren Larkin performs an extract from 'Split Ends', her play about a hairdresser who thinks she has her life sorted

'Becoming Belle' by Nuala O'Connor

Nuala O'Connor talks about her latest novel 'Becoming Belle' (published by Piatkus)

Ruth Wilson, star of 'The Little Stranger'

Kay Sheehy met the actress Ruth Wilson, who stars in the latest Lenny Abrahamson film 'The Little Stranger'

Helen Zaltzman at the Dublin Podcast Festival

Helen Zaltzman, creator of the podcast 'The Allusionist', about how we use language

Tuesday 11th September

Winner of the 2018 RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Award in honour of Francis MacManus

Claire Zwaartman, winner of the 2018 RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Award in honour of Francis MacManus

'My Dad's Blind' by Anna Sheils McNamee at the Dublin Fringe Festival

Anna Sheils McNamee performs an extract from her play 'My Dad's Blind'

How poets responded to the banking crisis

Dr Philip Coleman, one of the speakers at a Trinity College public discussion on The Banking Crisis, A Decade On

'Richard III', a production by Druid

Garry Hynes and Aaron Monaghan chat about the upcoming Druid production of 'Richard III'

Monday 10th September

Loves - the Rembrandt painting 'The Return of the Prodigal Son'

Sebastian Faulks explains why he loves the painting 'The Return of the Prodigal Son' by Rembrandt

'The Human Presence', a solo exhibition by Ann Quinn

Ann Quinn explains her work in 'The Human Presence', her solo exhibition at the Taylor Galleries Dublin

TV preview: 'Trust' on BBC2

Carl Austin previews the Danny Boyle tv series 'Trust'

'The Fattest Dancer at St Bernadette's' by The Breadline Collective at the Dublin Fringe Festival

Thommas Kane Byrne of The Breadline Collective chats about his play 'The Fattest Dancer at St Bernadette's'

Friday 7th September

Album reviews

Aoife Barry and Eamon Sweeney review 'Egypt Station' from Paul McCartney, 'And Nothing Hurt' from Spiritualized and 'Family of Aliens' from Teleman

'Breaking Pointe', a documentary about Cork City Ballet

Alan Foley, dancer/choreographer/founder of Cork City Ballet and subject of documentary 'Breaking Pointe'

'Ireland's Call' by John Connors at the Dublin Fringe Festival

John Connors talks about his one-man play 'Ireland's Call'

Thursday 6th September

'The Silence of the Girls' by Pat Barker

Pat Barker talks about her latest novel 'The Silence of the Girls' (published by Viking)

Film reviews

Maia Mathieu and Paul Whitington review 'American Animals', 'Black 47' and 'The Miseducation of Cameron Post'

Wednesday 5th September

Fringe Short - 'Appropriate' by Sarah Jane Scott

Sarah Jane Scott performs an extract from her comic play 'Appropriate'

Science fiction films and food of the future

Diarmuid Cawley examines what science fiction films can possibly tell us about the food of the future

Review: 'Trenton Makes' by Tadzio Koelb

Dave Lordan reviews 'Trenton Makes' by Tadzio Koelb (published by Doubleday)

Re-imagining the film score for 'Night Of The Living Dead'

Matthew Nolan and Stephen Shannon explain how they re-imagined the score for horror film 'Night Of The Living Dead'

'Lomax In Éirinn', a documentary by Declan McGrath

Declan McGrath, director of the documentary 'Lomax in Éirinn'

Tuesday 4th September

Review: 'Transcription' by Kate Atkinson

Anna Carey reviews 'Transcription' by Kate Atkinson (published by Doubleday)

'Now We Shall Be Entirely Free' by Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller reads an extract from his latest novel 'Now We Shall Be Entirely Free' (published by Sceptre)

'Oneday' by Dick Walsh and James Moran at the Dublin Fringe Festival

Dick Walsh and James Moran, creators of the play 'Oneday', which re-enacts on stage stories from newspapers published on 13th March 2012

'Léargas: Connemara Observed', an exhibition including Dorothy Cross at Clifden Arts Festival

Dorothy Cross, whose work is included in 'Léargas: Connemara Observed' at the upcoming Clifden Arts Festival

Stephen Rea, stars in 'Black 47'

Stephen Rea, one of the stars of the Lance Daly famine film 'Black 47'

Monday 3rd September

The history of the twin movie

Chris Wasser looks at the phenomenon of twin movies, films with almost identical plotlines being released at the same time

'Everything Can Be Dismantled' by Joan Somers Donnelly and Donncha MacCóil at Dublin Fringe Festival

Joan Somers Donnelly and Donncha MacCóil explain how the current housing crisis inspired their play 'Everything Can Be Dismantled'

Review: 'See What Can Be Done' by Lorrie Moore

Nuala O'Connor reviews 'See What Can Be Done', a collection of essays by Lorrie Moore (published by Faber & Faber)

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