Millennial girl: It’s a good time to be Meghan Trainor

A Grammy, a J-Lo hit, a collaboration with Harry Styles, a flash car and a house with a backyard in LA. It’s a good time to be Meghan Trainor, writes Shilpa Ganatra.

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What to watch on TV this week

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and Aoibhinn McGinnity feature in Trial of the Century, on TV3 at 9.15pm tonight.

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Movie reviews: Captain America: Civil War, Demolition, Son of Saul

Captain America: Civil War 3/5
Demolition 4/5
Son of Saul 4/5

 

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Books for kids

I Wish I Were a Pirate
by Smiriti Prasadam-Halls and Sarah Ward
(Bloomsbury, €7.60)

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Book review: The Steel Kiss

THE king of suspense is back and he’s done it again. 

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Book review: Prosperity Drive

SINCE the publication of the collection of stories, A Lazy Eye, back in 1993, it has been clear that Mary Morrissy has talent to burn. 

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Book review: The One-in-a-million Boy

ONA VITKUS is a 104-year-old Lithuanian immigrant who has, apart from three blazing months back in the summer of 1914 when she ran away to the circus, lived a staid suburban existence.

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Book review: A Time for Friends

EVERY friendship has its share of give and take. 

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Book review: Lab Girl — a story of trees, science and love

HOPE JAHREN is an award-winning paleobiologist. The love in the subtitle could apply to a number of things in this memoir. 

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Book review: The Path - A New Way To Think About Everything

THERE is no shortage of pop-psychology and self-help literature clogging up the bookshelves.

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Book review: Lost In Transition - Ireland, Small Open Economies and European Integration

The economies of the Danes, the Dutch, and Finns remained intact during the downturn while we went into receivership. David Begg’s analysis of why should be noted by every policy maker in Ireland, writes Fergus Finlay.

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Book review: The Longevity Book

Her body doesn’t look like it did 20 years ago and things don’t ‘snap back into place’ any more. But that’s OK — Cameron Diaz tells Hannah Stephenson why ageing is something to celebrate, not dread.

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Enda Walsh says working with Bowie on Broadway hit Lazarus was a ‘ridiculous honour’

Irish playwright Enda Walsh has called his experience working with David Bowie on the musical Lazarus, one of the last works Bowie completed before his death in January, a “ridiculous honour,” and said he was aware of the graveness of Bowie’s illness throughout their collaboration.

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Looking back at Corcadorca's influence on theatre in Cork and beyond

As Corcadorca marks 25 years of great theatre in Cork, Pat Kiernan and Enda Walsh tell Alan O’Riordan about the early days, Disco Pigs and what’s happened since

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Scene + Heard: Entertainment news round-up

Eoghan O’Sullivan shares the latest news from the world of showbiz

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Auschwitz drama shows humanity amidst the savagery

László Nemes tells Helen Barlow how his Oscar-winning Auschwitz drama, Son of Saul, is still relevant for today’s world

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A question of taste: Amanda Feery discusses her favourite things

Offaly-born composer Amanda Feery won the Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition for this year’s Cork International Choral Festival and her piece will be performed on Friday in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral. She is also working on pieces for Crash Ensemble and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.

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Mel Mercier's musical journey from UCC to UL

After 30 years in UCC, Mel Mercier has now taken up a post in University of Limerick, writes Colette Sheridan

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