Jonathan O’Brien

Jonathan O’Brien

Return trip to Munich pays off for old hand Harris

Return trip to Munich pays off for old hand Harris

Fiction: Munich, By Robert Harris, Hutchinson, €23

A wave that killed thousands and crushed many more

A wave that killed thousands and crushed many more

Reading Ghosts of the Tsunami is a grim experience at times but, not unlike those grisly clips on YouTube, it’s very difficult to tear yourself away

TV: Tears for souvenirs in 1980s Stockholm

TV: Tears for souvenirs in 1980s Stockholm

Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves differs in several significant ways from the kind of thing you normally find clogging up the parched summer schedules

TV: Art imitates life in a game of drones

TV: Art imitates life in a game of drones

'The increasingly heavy reliance on deus ex machina plot devices is siphoning suspense out of the story'

Wistful Winton looks back at the Australia of his spiritual youth

Wistful Winton looks back at the Australia of his spiritual youth

Essays: The Boy Behind The Curtain, By Tim Winton, Picador, €23

Bill Cosby: Bringing down a TV titan

Bill Cosby: Bringing down a TV titan

A quietly devastating piece of television

Television: How a once-great show was Trumped

Television: How a once-great show was Trumped

While this is still an undeniably well made show, it’s hard to give a hoot what goes on in it

Rollicking good read reveals the main men behind the Daily Mail

Rollicking good read reveals the main men behind the Daily Mail

A masterful job of capturing the essence of the Mail's peculiar, faintly terrifying mania

As deadly as the male: the story of the Red Army’s women snipers

As deadly as the male: the story of the Red Army’s women snipers

History: Avenging Angels, By Lyuba Vinogradova, MacLehose Press, €17.25

Is Après Match entering stoppage time?

Is Après Match entering stoppage time?

The people behind Après Match have enjoyed a great, great run. Is it over?

TV Review: The ‘black dog’ is no stroll in the park

TV Review: The ‘black dog’ is no stroll in the park

Dr Eva Orsmond took a look at Ireland's relationship with prescription drugs

Television Review: Young, gifted and totally F’d

Television Review: Young, gifted and totally F’d

Generation F’d examined the effects of the economic waterboarding inflicted on a huge number of Irish people

Take a look at him now: Phil Collins delivers his life story

Take a look at him now: Phil Collins delivers his life story

Unfashionable musicians get critically rehabilitated all the time – but not Collins

TV Review: Politics in camera proves hard to pin down

TV Review: Politics in camera proves hard to pin down

Too often, Polaitíocht: Power On The Box felt like two separate programmes fused by genetic experiment

Superb look at the heady thrill of glam rock’s rich pageant

Superb look at the heady thrill of glam rock’s rich pageant

One of the hallmarks of a great music book is that it tells you umpteen things you didn’t know