GAMETECH: Bringing Sonic up to speed

SONIC the Hedgehog is a prickly subject. Not only does he elicit terrible puns from video game writers, he does so while dividing opinion quicker than a ghostbuster with boobs. 

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Top 10 reads for the summer

Richard Fitzpatrick selects an eclectic mix of summer reading options

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Annie Lederman's troubled past has helped her forge a great stand-up career

A troubled teenage past helped Annie Lederman weather the cut-throat NY stand-up circuit where she honed her craft, writes Ed Power

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Josephine Lee: I’d like to teach the world to sing

Chicago choir leader Josephine Lee was in Cork recently for Summer Sing, writes Ellie O’Byrne

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John Kingerlee is no ordinary painter

Beara is currently paying tribute to John Kingerlee, perhaps the greatest of the
area’s many artists, writes Colette Sheridan

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Literature Gloria Steinem: West Cork Literary Festival

It was all about books this week in Bantry as authors and bibliophiles converged on the scenic town for the West Cork Literary Festival.

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Indiependence: From the town square to the big top in the big field

Indiependence organiser Shane Dunne tells Joe Leogue how the Mitchelstown festival has grown from humble beginnings

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John Creedon explores Ireland's Ancient East in new 'epic' 4 part series on RTE

John Creedon is back on our screens on Sunday, and this time he’s getting to grips with the East. Series producer Marie Toft reveals the highlights of their summer road-trip.

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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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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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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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