Andrew Lynch

Andrew Lynch

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Capitalism and all its contradictions

Capitalism and all its contradictions

Non-fiction: Capitalism: Money, Morals and Markets. By John Plender. Biteback, €26.60.

Passionate production - there’s life in the old cat yet

Passionate production - there’s life in the old cat yet

Theatre: By the Bog of Cats By Marina Carr. Directed by Selina Cartmell. Abbey Theatre. Until September 12. Rating: ****.

A sparky scrutiny of doing ‘it’ by the numbers

A sparky scrutiny of doing ‘it’ by the numbers

Non-fiction: Sex by Numbers: What Statistics can tell us about Sexual Behaviour

Intriguing profile of a true child prodigy

Intriguing profile of a true child prodigy

Non-fiction: The Boy Who Played With Fusion: Extreme Science, Extreme Parenting and How to Make a Star. By Tom Clynes. Faber & Faber, €22.60.

Piling on the physical laughs

Piling on the physical laughs

Theatre: Bears In Space and 2 Man 3 Musketeers by the Pajama Men. Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin. Run concluded. Rating: ****.

An intriguing footnote to undera’s unquenchable lightness of being

An intriguing footnote to undera’s unquenchable lightness of being

fiction: The Festival of Insignificance. By Milan Kundera. Faber & Faber, €20.

A sturdy Gate take on Turgenev’s comedy of manners

A sturdy Gate take on Turgenev’s comedy of manners

Theatre

Strong cast delivers rousing sing-a-long

Strong cast delivers rousing sing-a-long

Theatre: Ireland Rises Written and directed by Billy Kilkenny. Tivoli Theatre. Runs until August 31. Rating: ***. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch

Non-fiction: A take on how to handle China's rise

Non-fiction: A take on how to handle China's rise

NON-Fiction: Dealing With China. y Henry M Paulson Jnr. Headline, €34 . Reviewed by Andrew Lynch.

Profile: Rupert Murdoch

Profile: Rupert Murdoch

 Rupert Murdoch, the 84 year-old media mogul, is set to step down from his role as chief exe...

The grim reality of our gulags

The grim reality of our gulags

Non-fiction: Whispering Hope, The True Story of the Magdalene Women. By Nancy Costello, Kathleen Legg, Diane,. Croghan, Marie Slattery and Marina Gambold .with Steven O’Riordan and Sue Leonard. Orion Books, €18.90. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch

Examining the latent potency of Eurovision

Examining the latent potency of Eurovision

NON- FICTION

Albums

Albums

World music

Red menace

Red menace

Bill Browder’s lucrative business career in Russia brought him onto the radar of Vladimir Putin, with costly results – and since then, his life has never been the same. Words: Andrew Lynch

Heartfelt study of the trailblazing lost maiden of English folk music

Heartfelt study of the trailblazing lost maiden of English folk music

I’ve Always Kept A Unicorn The Biography of Sandy Denny. By Mick Houghton. Faber & Faber, €25.20 Reviewed by Andrew Lynch.