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Marvel’s latest effort tries its hand at comedy

Marvel’s latest effort tries its hand at comedy

Cinema: Ant-Man. Directed by Peyton Reed. Nationwide, cert 12A. Rating: ***. The Salt of the Earth. Directed by Wim Wenders and Juliano Rubeiro Salgado. Selected, cert 12A. Rating: ****. The Gallows (nationwide, cert 15A). Unseasonal found-footage ab

An intriguing footnote to undera’s unquenchable lightness of being

An intriguing footnote to undera’s unquenchable lightness of being

fiction: The Festival of Insignificance. By Milan Kundera. Faber & Faber, €20.

The hopes and dreams of those who made Ireland

The hopes and dreams of those who made Ireland

NON-FICTION: Handbook of the Irish Revival: An Anthology of Irish Cultural and Political Writings, 1891-1922. Edited by Declan Kiberd and PJ Matthews. Abbey Theatre Press, €18.90

Legendary neurologist makes one last Move before the end

Legendary neurologist makes one last Move before the end

Non-fiction: On The Move: A Life. By Oliver Sacks.Picador, €29.20.

Division and curiosity in new Harper Lee novel

Division and curiosity in new Harper Lee novel

Fiction: Go Set a Watchman. By Harper Lee. William Heinemann, €24.

Revival of Friel oldie still resonates

Revival of Friel oldie still resonates

Theatre: Lovers. By Brian Friel. Directed by Julie Kelleher. Everyman Theatre, Cork. Runs until July 25 (excluding Sundays). Rating: 4/5

A fictional awakening

A fictional awakening

American author Emily Lockhart says that young adults embrace the experimentation in her bestselling family saga, We Were Liars

The sky gods of a vanished age

The sky gods of a vanished age

The importance of aviation to Ireland’s social and cultural history is well documented in a lavishly illustrated new hardback.

Contemporary sequel to Wilde classic is bold and relevant

Contemporary sequel to Wilde classic is bold and relevant

Theatre: The Importance of Being Honest. By Billie Traynor. Directed by Liam Halligan. Bewley’s Café Theatre @ Powerscourt until July 25. Rating 3/5

Reads for a sunny day

Reads for a sunny day

The bookshops are bursting with books for the slow summer days, but which ones should you pack into your suitcase? Here are the finest fictions for all kinds of tastes to be read and enjoyed in summer 2015

A cautionary tale of the good times

A cautionary tale of the good times

Remember when Irish banks were being called the best in the world? In his new novel, The Mark and The Void, Skippy Dies author Paul Murray tackles the grand illusions of the boom and its terrible aftermath. In this extract, banker Claude Martingale r

Memoirs, music, murders and madness

Memoirs, music, murders and madness

If you’re looking for a non-fiction read to bring to the beach, search no further. We pick the best politics, history, arts and culture reads to enjoy this summer

Paperback of the week

Paperback of the week

Memoir: Woman in the Making: A Memoir. By Rory O’Neill. Hachette Books Ireland, €13. Reviewed by Nadine O’Regan.

Secrets and lies and social issues

Secrets and lies and social issues

FICTION: Tanglewood. By Dermot Bolger. New Island Press, €14. Reviewed by Sara Keating.

A scandalous woman in 18th century Dublin

A scandalous woman in 18th century Dublin

biography: Peg Plunkett: Memoirs of an Irish Whore. By Julie Peakman. Quercus, €19. Reviewed by Joanne Hayden.