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Emer’s week

Emer’s week

Superbrat: The tennis punk who shook up Wimbledon

Superbrat: The tennis punk who shook up Wimbledon

John McEnroe – Still Rockin’ at 60 (BBC One) recalled McEnroe’s outbursts that generated outrage in the press and among Wimbledon Brahmins during his playing days

Reboot makes plenty of Spidey sense

Reboot makes plenty of Spidey sense

Spider-Man: Far From Home is a riot of goofy comedy and dizzying special effects built around ideas of truth, illusion and faith

Cottage industry: Putting local produce centre stage

Cottage industry: Putting local produce centre stage

For years, many small Irish towns have steadily lost their sense of community as the urban-rural divide continues to deepen. But now the creators of the Cottage Market movement are determined to reverse the tide of stagnation

Sound and fury: Josh Ritter on 'darker days' in the US

Sound and fury: Josh Ritter on 'darker days' in the US

Famously good-natured US songwriter Josh Ritter’s new album Fever Breaks looks at Trump’s America with brutal directness – and his uncharacteristic anger makes for a very powerful listen

Culture Counter

Culture Counter

This week

This week

The Cairde Sligo Arts Festival, the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta and Meatopia at St James's Gate

Let’s go outside: Bright ideas for outdoor entertaining

Let’s go outside: Bright ideas for outdoor entertaining

There’s no better time to take the party into the great outdoors

The neurosurgeon with designs on your brain

The neurosurgeon with designs on your brain

Dr Rahul Jandial is an international authority on the science of the brain. His new book, Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon, provides fascinating insights into brain health, and accessible ways for healthy people to rewire their brains to work in a higher gear

Chalk: The golden disc for European wine

Chalk: The golden disc for European wine

Chalk deposits in soil give some of the world’s best wines their distinctive character

To try, buy and put by

To try, buy and put by

Off message

Off message

Hotel designers are thrilling to the delights of visibility, but have they gone too far? Yes, yes they have

Album reviews

Album reviews

Theatre: Embarking on a new Brendan voyage to find a song for Europe

Theatre: Embarking on a new Brendan voyage to find a song for Europe

Fionn Foley fully exploits the opportunity provided by Brendan Galileo for Europe, crafting a story which allows him to inhabit a variety of discrete characters that flex his vocal and physical skills

Updated Passat adapts to a shrinking segment

Updated Passat adapts to a shrinking segment

The D-segment saloon market as we’ve come to know it is in decline, with demand dropping consistently in the last number of years. Is the evergreen VW Passat still relevant?