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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

Artistic Licence: O’Brien’s fine line

Artistic Licence: O’Brien’s fine line

The dangers of choosing to play the shame game

The dangers of choosing to play the shame game

Non-fiction: Is Shame Necessary? New Uses for an Old Tool. By Jennifer Jacquet. Allen Lane, €23. So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. By Jon Ronson. Picador, €19. Reviewed by Anna Carey

Mother courage: Talking ourselves out of playtime

Mother courage: Talking ourselves out of playtime

In which I propose a health warning for toys that talk

Rich narrative from an Irish writer to watch

Rich narrative from an Irish writer to watch

Fiction: Last Night On Earth. By Kevin Maher. Little, Brown, €17.60. Reviewed by Kevin Power

Get out there

Get out there

The outdoor activity and adventure revolution continues this May bank holiday with events taking place nationwide to appeal to all levels of fitness. Take your pick from these

Forensic view of science past and present takes an unusual approach

Forensic view of science past and present takes an unusual approach

HISTORY: To Explain the World: . The Discovery of Modern Science. By Steven Weinberg. Allen Lane, €25. Reviewed by Brendan Daly

First person: Nicole Dunphy

First person: Nicole Dunphy

Nicole Dunphy: Sweet-maker, Limerick

Chef’s table: Raw power

Chef’s table: Raw power

This week, Sean Smith of the Cliff Townhouse on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin, presents two dishes from the new ‘raw’ section on his menu.

Gear check

Gear check

Cycling around the city is ever more popular and cycling fashion is on the rise. Here are three great items for your wishlist

Insider trading: All at sea

Insider trading: All at sea

Like it, want it, covet it: Ruth O’Connor is our style insider

Don’t miss

Don’t miss

Festival: 12 Points Festival 2015

Creative in Cork

Creative in Cork

Fashion and heritage are coming together to showcase the best of design and architecture in Cork, writes Fiona Ness

Travellers tales: A warm welcome at Ballinkeele

Travellers tales: A warm welcome at Ballinkeele

Aileen Power spent a girlie weekend in Ballinkeele House, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. This is a snapshot of her travels

A shout out for the best of the west

A shout out for the best of the west

The Ardilaun Bistro. Ardilaun Hotel, Taylor’s Hill, Galway. Tel: 091-521433. Web: theardilaunhotel.ie. Chef: David O’Donnell.