Jonathan O’Brien

Jonathan O’Brien

Giles’s epic game of life

Giles’s epic game of life

For those who can recall the direst excesses of Don Revie’s Leeds United in the 1970s, there’s some coal-black irony in the fact that John Giles is publishing his autobiography through Hachette, given what (by his own admission) he did to the shins o

CDs

CDs

Nadine: Insatiable (Black Pen)

Radio Review

Radio Review

Rushdie’s comeback on a magic carpet

Radio Review

Radio Review

Solemn sound of a fine body of work

TV review: BBC indulges in a bout of 1980s nostalgia

TV review: BBC indulges in a bout of 1980s nostalgia

Eighties revivals have been proliferating in one form or another since the late 1990s, which, of course, means that they have now been going on for longer than the actual decade did.

In Concert

In Concert

Lalo Schifrin is slower on his feet these days than he used to be, but there’s nothing wrong with his hands. At the various points where he attacked the piano during this superb two-hour show (he spent the rest of it conducting the RTE Concert Orches

Manson’s homicidal Family ties

Manson’s homicidal Family ties

Charles Manson: Coming Down Fast, By Simon Wells, Hodder & Stoughton, €15.60

CDs

CDs

Tiny Magnetic Pets, Return Of The Tiny Magnetic Pets (Psychonavigation)

CDs

CDs

Tiny Magnetic Pets, Return Of The Tiny Magnetic Pets (Psychonavigation)

Following the money trail through history

Following the money trail through history

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Following the money trail through history

Following the money trail through history

Nobody knows anything. Historian Niall Ferguson didn’t actually say these three words at any point during - his whistlestop tour of the history of the global financial system- but he didn’t have to. The Ascent of Money (Channel 4)

CDs

CDs

Kanye West, 808s & Heartbreak (Roc-A-Fella).

CDs

CDs

Kanye West, 808s & Heartbreak (Roc-A-Fella).

TV review: In the wrong place when the shots were fired

TV review: In the wrong place when the shots were fired

Early on in (TV3), Maura Derrane’s examination of three of the most notorious gun slayings to have taken place in modern Ireland, Kevin Myers appeared on screen to declare that he ‘‘didn’t think Irish life was capable of producing such hardened kille

TV review: In the wrong place when the shots were fired

TV review: In the wrong place when the shots were fired

{ "#" : "Early on in (TV3), Maura Derrane’s examination of three of the most notorious gun slayings to have taken place in modern Ireland, Kevin Myers appeared on screen to declare that he ‘‘didn’t think Irish life was capable of producing such harde