Nadine O’Regan

Nadine O’Regan

Nadine O'Regan is Books and Arts Editor with The Sunday Business Post. Raised in Skibbereen, Co. Cork, she joined the paper as a freelancer contributor in 2000, after graduating with an M.Phil in Creative Writing from Trinity College Dublin. O'Regan has worked for publications including The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, Hot Press and Spin magazine (US), and served as a reporter for RTE's arts television programme The Works. A regular contributor to TV and radio shows, she also presents the Sunday evening programme Songs in the Key of Life on Irish radio station Today FM.

In his own write

In his own write

Despite his self-imposed, hectic schedule of producing a book every year, author Jeffery Deaver has no plans to scale back the intensity of his work even after having written 25 novels.

Don’t quote me

Don’t quote me

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Artistic licence: Poison pens at the ready

Artistic licence: Poison pens at the ready

Salman Rushdie is not ordinarily a man I’d spend any time feeling sorry for - his endless name-dropping (actual quote: ‘‘I pogoed with Van Morrison in Bono’s living room’’) and smiling air of condescension long ago put paid to that.

Artistic Licence: Don’t trust the ratings

Artistic Licence: Don’t trust the ratings

One of my favourite television shows is a programme I’ve never seen on television. It’s a buzzy, zeitgeisty US series called Gossip Girl.

Artistic Licence: A breath of fresh Oxegen

Artistic Licence: A breath of fresh Oxegen

If the truth be told, I didn’t want to go to Oxegen this year. I’ve always loved live music - I’ve had some of the best times of my life at festivals - but the Oxegen experience has always left me cold.

Fine and Dandy

Fine and Dandy

After being the subject of a documentary in which they felt they were unfairly portrayed – and which badly impacted sales – Portland rockers the Dandy Warhols are getting back to what they do best.

Mercury is the star of Dawson’s show

Mercury is the star of Dawson’s show

Freddie & Me: A Coming of Age (Bohemian) Rhapsody. By Mike Dawson, Random House, €19

Artistic licence: Let sleeping blogs lie

Artistic licence: Let sleeping blogs lie

You’ll find them all over the web: sad little notes flashing up on your computer screen like crosses marking a new kind of grave. The notes will generally employ similar phrases, lines like: ‘‘for reasons of time’’; ‘‘want to do other things’’; ‘‘nee

Artistic licence: Prestige confined to past

Artistic licence: Prestige confined to past

Half way through music writer David Browne’s fascinating new book on Sonic Youth, Goodbye 20th Century, he tells a story that neatly illustrates just how much the music industry has changed over the past two decades.

Eastern premise

Eastern premise

Jhumpa Lahiri’s subtle brand of storytelling, merging the cultures of East and West, won her the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 – but nothing prepared her for the experience of becoming a target for the Indian paparazzi.

Artistic licence: Indy a hero for old agers

Artistic licence: Indy a hero for old agers

The PR communications have been terse. All bags are to be searched before the screening, one e-mail informs you. Mobile phones should be left behind if possible and will not be allowed into the cinema, says another.

First person

First person

Scroobius Pip: 26, rapper

Artistic licence: Everyone’s a critic

Artistic licence: Everyone’s a critic

He was drunk, abrasive and, unfortunately, standing right next tome. ‘‘Your review of DJ Shadow was complete nonsense,” he shouted in my ear. ‘‘That album was genius. Genius!”

In the name of the daughter

In the name of the daughter

Daughter of Arthur Miller and wife of Daniel Day-Lewis, Rebecca Miller is determined to be judged on her own merits as a writer and film director.

Film: Post-punk biopic fails to rock

Film: Post-punk biopic fails to rock

Joy Division. Directed by Grant Gee