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Revisiting a modern classic

Revisiting a modern classic

Classical Notes: Grace and elegance on Castletown’s agenda

Classical Notes: Grace and elegance on Castletown’s agenda

The dazzling appeal of Grace Kelly’s life and tragic death never fails to grip the imagination

Chess with Sam Collins

Chess with Sam Collins

Nigel Short v Erik Blomqvist

The art of noise: why female DJs are on the rise

The art of noise: why female DJs are on the rise

Sorca McGrath loves music, but there are things that rankle in the business. In a new documentary and initiative called Move the Needle, she joins fellow female DJs in tackling prejudice

Television: Going from zero to 80 and beyond

Television: Going from zero to 80 and beyond

Too Old For The Road? was a frequently poignant but eminently watchable documentary about older drivers

Previews of the week

Previews of the week

TV, films and downloads

Brendan Gleeson: Fighting the little guy’s corner

Brendan Gleeson: Fighting the little guy’s corner

In an extensive interview, the actor talks emigration, Brexit, his love of traditional music and his acclaimed new film Hampstead

Theatre: Odyssey through Ulysses’ Cyclops is an eye-opener

Theatre: Odyssey through Ulysses’ Cyclops is an eye-opener

The key problem for any theatrical version of Ulysses is that so much of the story is told through internal monologues

Albums of the week

Albums of the week

Meeting Halfway: James Fergusson

Meeting Halfway: James Fergusson

For his book Al Brittania, My Country, the journalist took a journey through Muslim Britain. What results is an absorbing, timely read that explores cultural commonalities and differences

Film: Boxing clever in unflinching gang bout

Film: Boxing clever in unflinching gang bout

O’Connor’s reliance on montage brings an element of repetition to what is an otherwise fast-moving, fluidly told story

The full picture

The full picture

The founders of a photography journal dedicated to showcasing Irish talent are going beyond the aesthetic to tell compelling stories

Classical Notes: Phoenix Hall gives rise to RTÉ NSO anniversary

Classical Notes: Phoenix Hall gives rise to RTÉ NSO anniversary

5 main features for the new season

Chess with Sam Collins

Chess with Sam Collins

Jorden Van Foreest v Arkadij Naiditsch

You could learn a lot from The Idiot

You could learn a lot from The Idiot

FICTION: The Idiot, By Elif Batuman, Vintage, €14.95