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Previews of the week

Previews of the week

TV, films and downloads

Theatre: It’s a good Gatsby, not a great Gatsby

Theatre: It’s a good Gatsby, not a great Gatsby

While the poetic and doom-laden dialogue is largely faithful to Fitzgerald, many of his story’s subtleties get drowned out

Albums of the week

Albums of the week

Saved by the sea

Saved by the sea

Nine years ago, Ruth Fitzmaurice’s husband Simon was diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Since then, they’ve been on a difficult journey, chronicled by Ruth in her acclaimed new memoir

Film: Apeing old glories to real effect

Film: Apeing old glories to real effect

There is no shortage of man-on-ape combat sequences, but Reeves places his emphasis more on internal than external conflicts

All hands on decks

All hands on decks

DJ Kelly-Anne Byrne offers a personal perspective on the joyous sensation of playing music to a crowd

Drama club: How Dublin actor Barry Keoghan hit the big time

Drama club: How Dublin actor Barry Keoghan hit the big time

Keoghan is the breakout star who has taken Hollywood by storm. In this exclusive interview, he talks talent, opportunity and joining the A-list

Classical Notes: Orchestra flies flag in China

Classical Notes: Orchestra flies flag in China

The 80-strong orchestra will perform a themed concert next Sunday

Chess with Sam Collins

Chess with Sam Collins

Levon Aronian v Magnus Carlsen

Getting to the heart of the Middle Eastern conflict

Getting to the heart of the Middle Eastern conflict

FICTION: Beat, By Rowan Somerville, Lilliput, €16

Sifting through the nihilism of a killer’s mind

Sifting through the nihilism of a killer’s mind

CRIME: Ian Brady: The Untold Story of the Moors Murders, By Dr Alan Keightley, Robson Books, €11.50

The caged bird sings in Gay’s touching true-life tale

The caged bird sings in Gay’s touching true-life tale

MEMOIR: Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, By Roxane Gay, Harper Collins, €19.60 (available August 8)

Television: A bridge over the Troubles’ waters

Television: A bridge over the Troubles’ waters

It's impossible to quantify the extent to which Project Children affected the Peace Process

Previews of the week

Previews of the week

Television, films and downloads

Albums of the week

Albums of the week