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Brilliant soloist bangs the drum for ‘little-known’ percussion

Brilliant soloist bangs the drum for ‘little-known’ percussion

Alex Petcu-Colan has become one of the most exciting new classical soloists in the country after making a huge impression on audiences nationwide.

Review: Heroin’s harrowing Irish history

Review: Heroin’s harrowing Irish history

Heroin

Interview can’t match its own hype

Interview can’t match its own hype

John Maguire reviews what's new out in the cinema.

Albums

Albums

Ibeyi

Paperback writers

Paperback writers

The reviews of some new books that are out on the shelf.

On Song . . . Richie Egan of Jape

On Song . . . Richie Egan of Jape

Richie Egan of Jape talks to Nadine O'Regan

We shade to Grey

We shade to Grey

Truly, it is the love that dares not speak its name. People might not have been discussing it in their more hipster gatherings or at elegant dinner parties (in fact if the subject comes up, they’ll loudly decry their interest), but all around the cou

Ellroy confidential

Ellroy confidential

James Ellroy’s novels of LA underworld life are taut and two-fisted, but in person the author is a more genial proposition than his bullish public image suggests.

Artistic prodigy Tempest continues to hold her own

Artistic prodigy Tempest continues to hold her own

Hold Your Own

When boy meets girl

When boy meets girl

Terry McMahon’s unconventional love story Patrick’s Day is winning awards worldwide. The filmmaker talks to John Maguire about homelessness, courage and the meaning of love

Reckless but brave story of Mancunian misery

Reckless but brave story of Mancunian misery

In Real Life, By Chris Killen Canongate, €16.99, Reviewed by Rob Doyle

Fascinating exploration of art for art’s sake

Fascinating exploration of art for art’s sake

33 Artists In 3 Acts, By Sarah Thornton Granta, €24.99, Reviewed by Sara Keating

Lively look at the lords of the music industry

Lively look at the lords of the music industry

Cowboys And Indies

Mother courage: Why can’t girls go to school with the boys?

Mother courage: Why can’t girls go to school with the boys?

In which girls go to one school, boys go to another, and I go figure

Caught in the web

Caught in the web

From its threat to privacy to its negative effect on employment and economic equality, the internet has had a disastrous impact on all of our lives, argues author Andrew Keen. In his new book, The Internet Is Not The Answer, he looks at what we must