Crain’s creativity is rooted in her culture

Ed Power talks to American songwriter Samantha Crain about her work This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Fun musical also hits a serious social note

As well as "the bubblegum-style sixties fun of the show," Hairspray, the musical, has a strong anti-racist ...

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Protest singer Kahn is in tune with ‘the working man’

Si Kahn says his music career began as a hobby. He is also a union activist.

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Cape Town Opera’s Show Boat - Song walk to freedom

Cape Town Opera’s production of Show Boat is a powerful commentary on race and rights — and ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Lots of goodwill for Skibb arts festival

Running an arts festival in these tough economic times is challenging, says Declan McCarthy, one of the ...

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Flats go in the frame at exhibition

Jeanette Lowe’s latest exhibition of photographs is called Waiting. Her collection of 70 to 80 ...

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Lostprophets members: Watkins said he was innocent

MOST musicians who’ve been in big bands, launching a new project, will only talk about how excited ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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The Tuesday Poem

And The Candles Burn - Wasps v Humans

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West Cork Fit-Up Theatre Festival go well beyond the pale

It’s a logistical nightmare but the West Cork Fit-Up Theatre Festival plays venues others just ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Movie Reviews: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ****
Pudsey the Dog **
I Am Divine **** This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Friendship

By Emily Gould
Virago, £14.99;ebook, £7.49
Review: Sophie Herdman

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The Race To Truth: Blowing The Whistle On Lance Armstrong And Cycling’s Doping Culture

Emma O’Reilly
Bantam Press, £16.99;
ebook, €6.99
Review: Keeley Bolger

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The Miniaturist

by Jessie Burton
Picador, €11.40;
ebook, €8.60
Review: Emma Herdman

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The Letter Bearer

By Robert Allison
Granta, £12.99;
Kindle, £8.54
Review: Billy O’Callaghan ...

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We Are Called To Rise

Laura McBrideSimon & Schuster, €15.99;
ebook, €11.80
Review: Sarah Scoffin

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The Summit

The Biggest Battle of the Second World War — Fought Behind Closed Doors
By Ed Conway
Little, ...

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The Living

By Léan Cullinan
Atlantic Books, €14.99,
ebook €8.11

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