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A tender tribute to Jo Cox from the man who loved her most

A tender tribute to Jo Cox from the man who loved her most

Biography: Jo Cox: More in Common, By Brendan Cox, Two Roads, €16.10

Startling short stories that take plenty of turns

Startling short stories that take plenty of turns

FICTION: Room Little Darker, By June Caldwell , New Island Books, €11.95

Latecomer lacks conviction on the western crisis

Latecomer lacks conviction on the western crisis

HISTORY/ECONOMICS: The Retreat of Western Liberalism, By Edward Luce, Little, Brown, €19

Classical Notes: Memories of Callas spark a Wexford opera sell-out

Classical Notes: Memories of Callas spark a Wexford opera sell-out

The Callas connection has been a major selling point - but there are two other major focal points as well

Chess with Sam Collins

Chess with Sam Collins

Li Chao vs Mateusz Bartel

The tourist trap: Two Door Cinema Club

The tourist trap: Two Door Cinema Club

The early success and the intense touring that followed could have killed the band’s career - but, ten years in, Sam Halliday and his bandmates are rock solid

Television: Gripping GLOW is a contender

Television: Gripping GLOW is a contender

The hairspray and fitness gear look is accurate down to the last too-tight shiny leotard

Previews of the week

Previews of the week

Television, films and downloads

Theatre: Handbags at ten paces as Wilde mined for inspiration

Theatre: Handbags at ten paces as Wilde mined for inspiration

Norton and White do a fine job of contrasting the characters’ primly formal language and alarmingly amoral behaviour

Albums of the week

Albums of the week

Film: Deceptively subtle tale of ordinary lives

Film: Deceptively subtle tale of ordinary lives

There are a few missteps and over-enunciations, but Twice Shy holds great promise for Ryan as a filmmaker

Izzard’s life is no laughing matter

Izzard’s life is no laughing matter

Biography: Believe Me – A Memoir Of Love, Death And Jazz Chickens: By Eddie Izzard, Michael Joseph, €20

Minds, morals, materialism and medullas oblongata

Minds, morals, materialism and medullas oblongata

Medicine: Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery, By Henry Marsh, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, €23

Wistful Winton looks back at the Australia of his spiritual youth

Wistful Winton looks back at the Australia of his spiritual youth

Essays: The Boy Behind The Curtain, By Tim Winton, Picador, €23

The magic of Harry Potter

The magic of Harry Potter

On the advent of the 20th anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Aileen Hickie celebrates the spellbinding series by JK Rowling