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VW’s Golf Mk7 swansong is made to set hearts racing

VW’s Golf Mk7 swansong is made to set hearts racing

Volkswagen sends off the last-generation model with the most potent GTI to date, writes Dave Humphreys

Profiling the dark hand behind the Bush years

Profiling the dark hand behind the Bush years

As played from beneath 60 added pounds of wobbling flesh by a transformed Christian Bale, Dick Cheney is a cartoon villain from his piggy eyes to his psychopath’s monotone

Chess with Sam Collins

Chess with Sam Collins

Jorden van Foreest vs Vishy Anand, Tata Steel Masters, 2019

New names for top jobs in Irish music

New names for top jobs in Irish music

Wexford Festival Opera has announced the successor to its artistic director David Agler, who ends his influential 13-year tenure after this year’s festival, and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra has named a new chief conductor

Students rise to  the occasion in a baroque double bill

Students rise to the occasion in a baroque double bill

This week

This week

Tears for Fears at the 3 Arena, the Chinese New Year and the Subtitle Film Festival in Dún Laoghaire

Culture Counter

Culture Counter

Vested interests

Vested interests

Ireland’s yellow vest movement has failed to draw the crowds or have the impact of France’s gilets jaunes. But as populism grows across Europe, this new wave of protesters should not be dismissed, writes Catherine Healy

To try, buy and put by

To try, buy and put by

Human after all: The war on terroir

Human after all: The war on terroir

It’s been maligned by many wine experts for years, but the value of terroir has received a measure of reappraisal in recent times

A glimpse into the maw of the Silicon Valley machine

A glimpse into the maw of the Silicon Valley machine

Lab Rats is a warning against rampant greed, and a study of how the tech industry’s increasingly brutal practices are taking a toll on its workforce

A singular take on how to be happy alone

A singular take on how to be happy alone

Mixing memoir and psychology with a dash of self-help, Catherine Gray's new book positions itself as a manifesto for recalibrating how we think about singlehood

Beautifully crafted and deliciously catty tales

Beautifully crafted and deliciously catty tales

Kristen Roupenian has that rarest of skills as a short story writer - she delivers stories that hook you from the first paragraph, grabbing like a burr caught on a wool jumper

Raise a glass to a heartfelt and impressive debut novel

Raise a glass to a heartfelt and impressive debut novel

Anne Griffin's When All Is Said is an emotive novel about loves that are no less true for having never been expressed, and 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan is a complicated and realistic character, shaped by his past

Appetite for distraction

Appetite for distraction

Some experiences are so delicious that they change you forever. And some are perhaps too delicious – such as when you are completely unable to go back to flying economy class