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Female cast electrifies in feisty heist movie

Female cast electrifies in feisty heist movie

Those expecting the familiar cacophonous rhythms of studio cops-and-robbers cinema will be electrified by how McQueen absorbs political, racial and gender issues into his supercharged story

Discovering TV

Discovering TV

Aida set to be mighty finale to INO’s first year

Aida set to be mighty finale to INO’s first year

The latest production at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre has teamed two of Ireland’s most spectacular singers, soprano Orla Boylan and mezzo Imelda Drumm, as love rivals Aida and Amneris respectively

Polish tenor with pitch, passion and punch

Polish tenor with pitch, passion and punch

Chess with Sam Collins

Chess with Sam Collins

Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen, Norway Chess 2015

This week

This week

The Nutcracker at the Gaiety, the Skoda Czech Fashion Show and the Dublin Book Festival

Culture Counter

Culture Counter

Nothing for money: Mark Knopfler

Nothing for money: Mark Knopfler

Mark Knopfler talks to Shilpa Ganatra about winding up his touring duties, why he didn’t attend the Dire Straits Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame induction and the meaning behind his new song My Bacon Roll

To try, buy and put by

To try, buy and put by

In praise of all that’s natural

In praise of all that’s natural

Natural Wine makers are gaining new followers with authentic flavours and minimum intervention

Second volume of de Valera biography looks at political years

Second volume of de Valera biography looks at political years

While the first volume, Rise, was chiefly about Dev the revolutionary, Rule focuses on Dev the politician

Personal essays amount to more than mere musings of a comic millennial

Personal essays amount to more than mere musings of a comic millennial

Like many other female writers of her generation, Abbi Jacobson is well capable of recognising the narcissistic feel to her contemplations. She is viciously self-aware, almost to the point of cruelty

Sprawling family epic is several long bridges too far

Sprawling family epic is several long bridges too far

Bridge of Clay tells the sometimes involving, but often over-written and wearying, tale of the Dunbar boys, five brothers who fight, drink and survive in a house without adults

Appetite for distraction

Appetite for distraction

You’re on a date; it’s going well. Would littering be a deal-breaker? Answer: only a garbage person knowingly throws rubbish on the ground

Emer’s Week

Emer’s Week