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Film: Stuffing a sequel to saturation point

Film: Stuffing a sequel to saturation point

If, like me, you come away from Grindelwald thinking there is far too much to it, that exhaustion will not be soothed by news that no fewer than three further sequels await us

Discovering TV

Discovering TV

Brilliant Bryars puts a new slant on his unique sound

Brilliant Bryars puts a new slant on his unique sound

When it comes to defining genres, English composer Gavin Bryars does not fall easily into any definable slot

Chess with Sam Collins

Chess with Sam Collins

Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen, Game 1, World Championship 2018, London

This week

This week

City Hall Crafts and Design Fair, the Dublin Feminist Film Festival and Inside Black Mirror

Culture Counter

Culture Counter

To try, buy and put by

To try, buy and put by

The fine art of family values

The fine art of family values

The First Families of Wine group, which prioritises sustainable wine production, has chosen its 12th and final member

Off message

Off message

The #MeToo movement has sparked a new dating trend: men are now asking their partners to record themselves giving consent ahead of intercourse. Sexy? Hardly. A defence against a possible rape charge? Not a chance

Tóibín’s fascinating study writes literary fathers into their sons’ stories

Tóibín’s fascinating study writes literary fathers into their sons’ stories

Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know is based on a series of lectures that Tóibín delivered in honour of the late biographer Richard Ellmann at Emory University in Georgia last year

Psychoanalysis through the prism of comedy

Psychoanalysis through the prism of comedy

Robin Ince is not your average comedian. He has co-presented the BBC Radio 4 science/comedy series, The Infinite Monkey Cage, since 2009, and is the co-creator of a hugely popular science app and online magazine

A positivity manual to extract maximum joy from your life

A positivity manual to extract maximum joy from your life

The more philosophically minded might question the worthiness of achieving joy as an end in itself, but Fetell Lee makes a convincing case for the proposition, contending that small adjustments to our surroundings can be socially useful as well as self-enriching

Back in the Engine room

Back in the Engine room

Kilkenny glam popstrels Engine Alley were darlings of the music press in the 1990s before going on a two-decade hiatus. Now they’re back and eager to prove they can still cut it

Appetite for distraction

Appetite for distraction

Only a certain kind of person reclines their seat on a long-haul flight - and then sits hunched forward for seven hours. Then there’s the rest of us, who are not animals

Emer’s week

Emer’s week