Arena Wednesday 15 February 2017

on Thursday's show....film reviews, two new exhibitions at the Glucksman in Cork and a review of "Machines Like Me: A Novel" by Ian McEwan

on Good Friday's show...Trevor Nunn directs Judi Dench in "Red Joan", "The Parisian" author Isabella Hammad and the latest albums from Lizzo, The Chemical Brothers and Old Hannah

on Easter Monday's show...why Spike Lee created a bombshell 30 years ago with "Do The Right Thing", Declan Burke with the latest crime fiction recommendations and the Vinyl Walkway at Windmill Lane 

Arena

Arena

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Arts News

Arts News

with Alan Corr - major new tv drama about the US presidential election is planned, tv writer Stefanie Preissner has signed a book deal, poet Stephen James Smith unveils a love poem to Ireland

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"First Love" by Gwendoline Riley

"First Love" by Gwendoline Riley

Gwendoline Riley chats about her latest novel "First Love", a chronicle of a toxic marriage and contemplation on whether you can find and keep love (published by Granta) 

A profile of African-American writer James Baldwin

A profile of African-American writer James Baldwin

Carl Austin profiles the African-American writer James Baldwin, as a documentary about his life "I Am Not Your Negro" is nominated for an Oscar

Review:  "Unreconciled: Poems 1991-2013" by Michel Houellebecq

Review: "Unreconciled: Poems 1991-2013" by Michel Houellebecq

Jessica Traynor reviews "Unreconciled: Poems 1991-2013", a collection by Michel Houellebecq (published by Penguin Random House)

Review: "Institutional Ghost" by Jac Leirner at IMMA

Review: "Institutional Ghost" by Jac Leirner at IMMA

Declan Long reviews “Institutional Ghost”, an exhibition of the work of Brazilian artist Jac Leirner which has just opened at IMMA

Full details:   www.imma.ie 

"Census" by Jean O'Brien

"Census" by Jean O'Brien

Jean O'Brien reads "Census" from her latest collection of poetry "Fish On A Bicycle" (published by Salmon Poetry)

 

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Ran (Radio Edit)

Ran (Radio Edit)

Future Islands

3:10

Sea Of Love

Sea Of Love

Cat Power

2:16

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