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Nicola Roberts: the surly red-haired Scouser from Girls Aloud may be the Girl who gets the cream. She tells Lauren Murphy why her stonking solo album is popping everyone’s corks. Plus: Girls Allowed: where are they now? Drive: Danish director …

Fri, Sep 23, 2011, 08:51

   

Nicola Roberts: the surly red-haired Scouser from Girls Aloud may be the Girl who gets the cream. She tells Lauren Murphy why her stonking solo album is popping everyone’s corks. Plus: Girls Allowed: where are they now?

Drive: Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn talks about his new flick which stars Ryan Gosling as a Hollywood stunt driver by day and a robbery wheelman by night.

Page One: A Year Inside The New York Times: director Andrew Rossi on his fly-on-the-wall documentary set inside in the world’s (second) best newspaper.

Echo & the Bunnymen: the good, the bad and the bloody awful times of the Bunnymen over their 30 years’ career.

Ghostpoet: we ask the questions and the “Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam” man answers ‘em.

Plus reviews of new albums (including Squarehead, Wilco, DJ Shadow, Roots Manuva, Four Tet, Deus, Iarla O Lionaird, Pink Floyd, Mark McKnight and Fatoumata Diawara), movies (Pearl Jam Twenty, Judy Moody And The Bummer Summer, Crazy, Stupid, Love, Drive, Killer Elite, Mademoiselle Chambon, Page One: A Year Inside The New York Times. Warrior), games, apps, listings, news and much, much more.

That’s your winning Ticket in The Irish Times today in print, online and the best of The Ticket on the app.

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