Richard Hawley is doing it once more with real feeling

Being told he might never walk again gave Richard Hawley a new level of emotional intensity for his latest album, writes Ed Power

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Scene + Heard: All the best entertainment news

All the news from the world of entertainment.

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Love and life after the silence

AN UNEXPECTED distraction reared its head as Anglo-French new wave rockers Savages were deep into recording their second album, Adore Life, last year, writes Ed Power

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Chapter and verse at the Cork International Poetry Festival

PAUL CASEY, who will be reading from his new poetry collection at the Cork International Poetry Festival, says that while poetry in Cork is thriving, the weekly Ó Bhéal poetry-reading series he founded at the Long Valley may have to fold in 2017 on its tenth anniversary.

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The Survivalist: The Irish sci-fi about to hit the big screen

An Irish sci-fi script was chosen as one the hottest in Hollywood in 2012. As it hits the big screen this week, Ed Power talks to its writer and star

 

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McFall's Chamber have a long tradition of blurring boundaries

Mr McFall’s Chamber hope to push the Cork audience out of their comfort zone, writes Ed Power

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Five things to do this week

Five things from the worlds of arts, culture and film this week

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LeBlanc challenges Stephen Mangan to ‘Top Gear’ car duel

NEW Top Gear co-host, MATT LEBLANC, has challenged his Episodes co-star, STEPHEN MANGAN, to a car duel.

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Book review: Mr Splitfoot

IN THE 1970s, an orphaned boy and girl called Nat and Ruth develop an unusual bond to survive the agonies of being raised by a religious cult — and the pair harness Nat’s apparent ability to channel the dead as a means of escape.

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Book review: The Astonishing Return Of Norah Wells

THE Astonishing Return Of Norah Wells marks the triumphant return of Virginia Macgregor, author of What Milo Saw.

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Book review: Wilde’s Women

MOST books about Oscar Wilde view the events of his life in terms of his relationships with men, especially the disastrous affair with Lord Alfred Douglas, which brought about his downfall.

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Book review: The Portable Veblen

IF YOU see squirrels as rats with bushy tails, here’s a warning: this review contains vermin (and nuts). 

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First Thoughts: Journey Under the Midnight Sun

IN 1973, with the Yom Kippur War in the Middle East threatening worldwide oil prices, a pawnbroker is found murdered and robbed in an abandoned building in Osaka.

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Beginner’s Pluck: Rosie Nixon

After university, Rosie worked for a book publisher in Brighton.

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This week's best books for children

Reviewing some of the best books for children available this week.

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Boss bitch - The passion of Nicki Minaj

Pop music is dominated almost exclusively by the female star — Beyoncé, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, and, as always, Madonna. 

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Movie Reviews: Strangerland, Trumbo, Dad’s Army

Set in the Australian Outback, Strangerland (15A) opens shortly after Catherine (Nicole Kidman) and Matthew Parker (Joseph Fiennes) move to a remote town with their teenage daughter Lily (Maddison Brown) and young son Tom (Nicholas Hamilton).

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Ellie Kemper is smiling her way to success

Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt topped countless polls for the best TV show of 2015. Shilpa Ganatra interviews its star, Ellie Kemper.

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What to watch on TV this week

Check out the best of this week’s TV.

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Ian Bostridge’s study as enigmatic as Schubert’s masterpiece

WHEN it comes to art songs in German, there is a special kind of prejudice that afflicts us.

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