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Kinevane gets under the skin with an intense performance

Kinevane gets under the skin with an intense performance

Theatre: Underneath. By Pat Kinevane. Directed by Jim Culleton. Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire. Touring nationwide until July (see fishamble.com for details). Rating: ****. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch

A very British adaptation

A very British adaptation

Running out of ideas?

Running out of ideas?

On Song: Brian Dillon of Meltybrains?

On Song: Brian Dillon of Meltybrains?

Where did the name come from?

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Don’t miss . . .

Albums

Albums

Madonna: Rebel Heart (Universal)

McGuckian’s Eileen Gray biopic will headline Jameson Film Festival

McGuckian’s Eileen Gray biopic will headline Jameson Film Festival

Festival: Jameson Dublin. Various Venues. March 19-29

McDonagh’s Pillowman premiere is worth long wait

McDonagh’s Pillowman premiere is worth long wait

Theatre: The Pillowman. The Town Hall Theatre, Galway. Directed by Andrew Flynn. Tours nationally until April 19. Reviewed by Brendan Daly. Rating: ****

Moore is mesmeric in quiet epic

Moore is mesmeric in quiet epic

Unfolding in incremental chapters, each of which twists the heartstrings with delicate precision, Still Alice is a film about a woman’s slow, inevitable deterioration as a result of early-onset Alzheimer’s. The disease works like an eraser on a black

A giant of a man

A giant of a man

Aengus Finucane was a charismatic humanitarian visionary who turned a small charity into an international phenomenon. Here, writer Deirdre Purcell prefaces her biography of the man who shaped Concern

Artistic licence: Masterful art of reviewing

Artistic licence: Masterful art of reviewing

One of the weird minor perks of being a book reviewer is that you sometimes find yourself quoted on the covers of paperbacks. It can make you feel powerful, in a completely powerless sort of way. I sometimes like to imagine growing so influential as

On Song . . . Father John Misty

On Song . . . Father John Misty

You’ve traded under the name J Tillman for many years – why change to Father John Misty?

Albums

Albums

Seasick Steve: Sonic Soul Surfer (Caroline)

Bang On A Can’s bandwagon rolls on into Dublin

Bang On A Can’s bandwagon rolls on into Dublin

You hear a lot these days about kicking cans down roads, but next weekend, you can Bang On A Can with far more exciting results when the world-famous New York music collective – now a worldwide bandwagon – hits town for a two-day festival at the Nati

Ragged romp extends Smith’s losing streak

Ragged romp extends Smith’s losing streak

Time was that Will Smith could do no wrong. For more than a decade, blockbuster followed blockbuster as the actor became the axis around which lucrative, global summer sci-fi franchises were constructed. He kept his hand in with the occasional sober