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Take a leaf out of this Cookbook

Take a leaf out of this Cookbook

The Cookbook Café, 57a Glasthule Road, Glasthule, Co Dublin. Tel: 01-5597999. Web: cookbookcafe.ie. Chef: Audrey McDonald.

Bang On A Can’s bandwagon rolls on into Dublin

Bang On A Can’s bandwagon rolls on into Dublin

You hear a lot these days about kicking cans down roads, but next weekend, you can Bang On A Can with far more exciting results when the world-famous New York music collective – now a worldwide bandwagon – hits town for a two-day festival at the Nati

Ragged romp extends Smith’s losing streak

Ragged romp extends Smith’s losing streak

Time was that Will Smith could do no wrong. For more than a decade, blockbuster followed blockbuster as the actor became the axis around which lucrative, global summer sci-fi franchises were constructed. He kept his hand in with the occasional sober

Abbey’s clever production led by Ireland’s finest

Abbey’s clever production led by Ireland’s finest

Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Directed by Gavin Quinn. Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Runs until March 28. Rating: ***. Reviewed by Joanne Hayden.

A ghoulish but glittering dose of over-the-top thrills

A ghoulish but glittering dose of over-the-top thrills

Opera: Faust. By Charles Gounod. Cork Choral Society. The Everyman, Cork. Reviewed by Dick O’Riordan.

Don’t miss . . .

Don’t miss . . .

EXHIBITION: Emmet Kane Exhibition

Albums

Albums

Memories of hilarity and heartbreak in old Rhodesia

Memories of hilarity and heartbreak in old Rhodesia

Leaving Before The Rains Come. By Alexandra Fuller. Harvill Secker, €17.

McManus looks back to the North’s past with new novel

McManus looks back to the North’s past with new novel

A Shadow In The Yard. By Liz McManus. Ward River Press, €15.

Rollicking account of a Hollywood icon’s glory years

Rollicking account of a Hollywood icon’s glory years

Watch Me. By Anjelica Huston. Simon & Schuster, €19. Reviewed by Anna Carey.

An avalanche of grief portrayed through vivid prose

An avalanche of grief portrayed through vivid prose

The Possibilities. By Kaui Hart Hemmings. Jonathan Cape, €17.

How the US launched yet another war without end

How the US launched yet another war without end

Chasing The Scream. The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs. By Johann Hari. Bloomsbury Circus, €17.

On Song . . . Gemma Hayes

On Song . . . Gemma Hayes

It’s been more than a decade since your first album Night On My Side was nominated for the Mercury Prize – how do you feel when you look back at your early career?

I think, therefore iPad

I think, therefore iPad

Despite concerns over the cost and suitability of the iPad for schoolwork, one school has successfully integrated the tablet computer into the classroom. Words: Leanna Byrne