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.

The art of love

The art of love

Several years ago, my younger brother and I were driving home to Skibbereen from Cork city, whiling away the time listening to music.

Tainted love

Tainted love

Even when you’re a director as famous and well regarded as Mike Newell, there are some jobs that are hard to win.

Artistic licence: A moral rejection?

Artistic licence: A moral rejection?

Moral turpitude - that was the 19th century phrase that was employed last week by the Department of Homeland Security, to prevent British artist Sebastian Horsley from entering the United States to promote his book, Dandy of the Underworld.

Artistic licence: Reader’s block?

Artistic licence: Reader’s block?

Eight years ago, when I was a student on an M Phil. in creative writing, I was given a piece of advice by a visiting literary agent. If us female students on the course wanted to become successful in publishing literary fiction, he said, we should ch

Artistic licence: Relative values

Artistic licence: Relative values

Hanif Kureishi, the acclaimed author of The Buddha Of Suburbia and the films Venus and My Beautiful Laundrette, is used to seeing profiles of himself in the newspapers. Nonetheless, an article published recently in the London Independent must have se

McDonagh’s marvellous medicine

McDonagh’s marvellous medicine

Imagine how strange it must be to be Martin McDonagh’s parents. Off you go to watch one of your son’s works and what are you confronted with? Stories about matricide (The Beauty Queen of Leenane, in which a daughter murders her mother with a poker).

First Person

First Person

Neil Strauss: author, 39, Los Angeles

Wycherley’s way

Wycherley’s way

With vast experience on stage and screen behind him, Don Wycherley is moving into a new phase of his acting career.

Artistic licence: Eyes on the prize

Artistic licence: Eyes on the prize

The first text arrived just hours after the shortlist for this year’s Choice Music Prize was announced. ‘‘Turn your face to the wall,” it read. ‘‘No Future Kings of Spain? No A Lazarus Soul? Shame on you.” And with that (only half-joking) message, my

Artistic licence: Where there’s a Will.i.Am, there’s a way

Artistic licence: Where there’s a Will.i.Am, there’s a way

Who’d have thought it? Three weeks ago, the notion that Will.i.Am, the irritatingly-punctuated frontman of the Black Eyed Peas, would be the first pop star in recent times to release a politician-endorsing song that doesn’t make you want to chew off

Artistic licence: Creative rights

Artistic licence: Creative rights

So Martin Amis earns stg£3,000 an hour to teach creative writing to students at Manchester University.

Art for art’s sake weakens novel

Art for art’s sake weakens novel

My Tango With Barbara Strozzi. By Russell Hoban, Bloomsbury, €16.30

Artistic licence: Star-a-day mentality is killing modern music

Artistic licence: Star-a-day mentality is killing modern music

‘‘The new Amy Winehouse.” With apologies to Duffy, Adele and all the other pretty, talented and anodyne musicians vying for the Winehouse throne in 2008, if I have to hear or read that phrase one more time this month, I may scream.

Artistic Licence: Violence keeping crime at bay

Artistic Licence: Violence keeping crime at bay

When it comes to the thorny subject of the impact the arts has on our mental health, a brace of psychologists have been hard at work in recent years to suggest that the most dangerous thing we could do at the weekend is listen to thrash metal while c

Tales of Alice

Tales of Alice

Five years ago, Alice Sebold’s debut novel The Lovely Bones was given a rapturous reception. Her latest offering, The Almost Moon, has provoked almost entirely the opposite reaction from the critics, but the battering it has received doesn’t seem to