Jonathan O’Brien

Jonathan O’Brien

Capital drama from the Beeb

Capital drama from the Beeb

Pepys Road is the setting for a story of property in our everyday lives

Silvio, we hardly knew you – and we still don’t

Silvio, we hardly knew you – and we still don’t

Non-fiction; My Way: Berlusconi In His Own Words; By Alan Friedman; Biteback Publishing, €26.60

Albums

Albums

Electronica: Grimes, Art Angels (4AD) Claire Boucher’s 2012 album Visions is sometimes wrongl...

Rock’s dark prince and his iron fist in a Velvet glove

Rock’s dark prince and his iron fist in a Velvet glove

Biography; Notes From The Velvet Underground: The Life of Lou Reed; By Howard Sounes; Doubleday, €19.95

Ferguson’s list of old scores quickly bores

Ferguson’s list of old scores quickly bores

NON-FICTION; Leading; By Alex Ferguson; with Michael Moritz; Hodder & Stoughton, €17

The right-wing kingpin and a Napoleonic firebrand

The right-wing kingpin and a Napoleonic firebrand

Non-Fiction

Albums: Roger Waters, The Weknd and Cfit

Albums: Roger Waters, The Weknd and Cfit

Rock/reissue: Roger Waters. Amused To Death (Legacy Recordings) Like many Englishmen of a certai...

Simon still holding out for a Hero

Simon still holding out for a Hero

Reviewed this week: The Late Review, TV3. Show Me A Hero ,Sky Atlantic.

A singular political life ground into bite-sized chunks

A singular political life ground into bite-sized chunks

Memoir: A Full Life: Reflections At Ninety. By Jimmy Carter. Simon & Schuster, €26.60.

Albums

Albums

The long-awaited new release from Health, plus the Song Of The Sea soundtrack.

Picture perfect: an insightful look at visuality

Picture perfect: an insightful look at visuality

Non-fiction: How To See The World. By Nicholas Mirzoeff. Pelican Books, €12.

Blood-soaked history of ‘a hell of a drug’

Blood-soaked history of ‘a hell of a drug’

Non-FICTION: Zero Zero Zero. By Roberto Saviano. Translated by Virginia Jewiss. Allen Lane, €20.

Pubs, pints and a fog of nostalgia

Pubs, pints and a fog of nostalgia

Reviewed this week: The Irish Pub, RTE One. True Detective, Sky Atlantic. Ray Donovan, Sky Atlantic.

False highs and flat endings let down Italian novellas

False highs and flat endings let down Italian novellas

Cocaine

Albums

Albums

Electronic: Róisín Murphy, Hairless Toys (Play It Again Sam)