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Youth quake

Youth quake

For three decades, Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore were at the heart of acclaimed avant-rock outfit Sonic Youth. Then he cheated on her, causing the break-up of both the band and their marriage – two events described in unstinting detail in her compell

Paperback writers

Paperback writers

The Sex Lives Of Siamese Twins. By Irvine Welsh. Jonathan Cape, €10.05.

Giving a contemporary twist to the death of Christ

Giving a contemporary twist to the death of Christ

fiction: Acts Of The Assassins. By Richard Beard. Harvill Secker, €23. Reviewed by Declan Burke

Lifting the lid on the US’s ‘man-made hell’

Lifting the lid on the US’s ‘man-made hell’

Non-fiction: Murder At Camp Delta. By Joseph Hickman. Simon & Schuster, €18.90. Reviewed by Rob Doyle.

A thought provoking analysis of Ireland’s own take on the roaring Twenties

A thought provoking analysis of Ireland’s own take on the roaring Twenties

Non-fiction: A Formative Decade: Ireland in the 1920s. Edited by Mel Farrell, Jason Knirck and Ciara Meehan. Irish Academic Press, €25. Reviewed by Dermot Bolger

Guilty pleasures

Guilty pleasures

Help your hair get ahead

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Dont miss ....

Exhibition: Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things

Crowe’s brawn carries WW1 melodrama

Crowe’s brawn carries WW1 melodrama

Russell Crowe makes his directorial debut with a handsome and ambitious combination of war film and family melodrama, based on real-life events. In The Water Diviner, he plays Joshua Connor, a grief-stricken Australian farmer who makes a pilgrimage t

O’Connor adaptation is a real crowd pleaser and more

O’Connor adaptation is a real crowd pleaser and more

Theatre: God Bless the Child. By Frank O’Connor. Adapted and directed by Patrick Talbot. Gaiety Theatre. Runs until April 11. Rating: ***. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch

A Lexus, but not as we know it

A Lexus, but not as we know it

Lexus has balanced its holier-than-thou hybrid image with a new tyre-shredding sports car, the RC F, writes Shane O’ Donoghue

The coy comedian

The coy comedian

With a new show on Today FM and a successful career in stand-up, funnyman Neil Delamere should have lots to talk about. But he turns out to be a surprisingly reticent jester. Interview: Nadine O’Regan

Off message

Off message

As the annual furore dies down over the Good Friday drink ban, is it time to have a sober, mature discussion about our relationship with drink? Maybe not – we could just start campaigning for the ban to be dropped next year instead

Debut novel tackles 1916 and the fortunes of a somewhat reluctant feminist

Debut novel tackles 1916 and the fortunes of a somewhat reluctant feminist

fiction: What Becomes of Us. By Henrietta McKervey. Hachette Books Ireland, €17.50. Reviewed by Sara Keating

Statin Ireland

Statin Ireland

They’re the most prescribed drug in the country. So why are statins still dividing opinion within the medical profession? Words: Susan Mitchell

A clear-eyed account from a minimalist master

A clear-eyed account from a minimalist master

Autobiography: Words Without Music. By Philip Glass. Faber & Faber, €30. Reviewed by Jonathan O’Brien