Find out how TV influences our fashion choices

 

It’s the golden age of TV and as we binge on box sets, television is influencing our wardrobes more than ever before. From Sex and the City to Mad Men, and more recently Peaky Blinders, Carolyn Moore looks at why TV is so good at selling clothes.

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What to watch on TV this week

Mrs Brown’s Boys gets a one-off live special tonight at 9.20pm on RTE One.

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Movie reviews: Star Trek Beyond, The BFG, Chevalier

Star Trek Beyond 4/5
The BFG 4/5
Chevalier 3/5

 

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Book review: The Assassination Complex: Inside the US Government’s Secret Drone Warfare Program

Drones steered by military personnel in Nevada, in the US, routinely and anonymously kill people on target lists half a world away, in places like Yemen and Afghanistan, careless of who else dies in the attacks, says Des Breen.

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Book review: The Judge’s Wife

Ann O’Loughlin digs deep into the sins of Ireland’s past for her novels’ source material. She tells Colette Sheridan that her job as a legal reporter means she sees injustice every day.

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Book review: Cycling Munster: Great Road Routes

WHEN you have the option of downloading apps such as Strava and Map My Ride to your phone, creating your own cycling routes or browsing someone else’s, why would you buy a book compiling nearly 50 cycles around Munster?

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Book review: Wilde Lake

THE best-selling author of more than 20 novels, including After I’m Gone and 2015’s Hush Hush returns with Wilde Lake, an evocative tale about the Brant family in Columbia, Maryland.

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Book review: Cold

RARELY is a book so engrossing and pacey that it makes me miss my train stop. But such is the case with BBC Newsnight reporter John Sweeney’s first thriller, Cold. 

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Book review: Death at Whitewater Church

SOMETIMES you come across a crime mystery that is so good it reads like a regular novel, and Death at Whitewater Church is one of those. 

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Book review: A Long Long Way

RECENTLY issued as a paperback, having been first published in 2005 and short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, Sebastian Barry’s First World War novel is brilliant in its evocation of the killing fields in Flanders and the tragedy of the protagonist. 

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Book review: The Tidal Zone

ADAM GOLDSCHMIDT is a stay-at-home dad whose world view changes dramatically when his 15-year-old daughter’s heart stops beating on the school playing field for no apparent reason. 

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Books for kids...

The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair By Lara Williamson (Usborne, €8.30) 
and
Squirrel Me Timbers by Louise Pigott (Curious Fox, €8.30) 

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Scene + Heard: What's going on around the country

MUSIC NEWS: Cork singer Brian Deady announced good news this week in that he has been signed to major label Decca. 

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John Minihan tells all about his famous Samuel Beckett photograph

John Minihan tells Ellie O’Byrne about his famous photograph of Samuel Beckett

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Tommy Emmanuel can't wait to play the hometown of one of his guitar heroes

Tommy Emmanuel has shared stages with the likes of Eric Clapton and Jeff Lynne, and is looking forward to playing in the hometown of one of his other guitar heroes, writes Ed Power

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West Cork musician Jessie Kennedy is giving voice to local history

THIS has been an intense year for West Cork musician Jessie Kennedy, writes Aisling Meath

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Katy B has quality with a diverse mix of tracks for her new album Honey

Katy B signed up the likes of Major Lazer and Four Tet for her new album and she isn’t bothered that it’s resulted in a diverse range of tracks, writes Andy Welch

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A question of taste - John Kelly

John Kelly is an artist. His father is from Cork, and mother from Bristol. The family emigrated to Australia in 1965, the year of John’s birth. Kelly has lived in all three countries and for the past decade has resided in West Cork. This week, his exhibition, John Kelly: A Group Show, will open at Uillinn in Skibbereen.

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