What's hot and what's not


Leonard CohenHe thanked us for sitting in the cold and damp, but his music enveloped us in rapturous warmth

Autumn weddingsLove is in the air at home and abroad – and they’re prolonging our sense of summer

Rúairí Quinn’s messageTo Junior Cert candidates on results day : “Look after each other”

Parcel MotelFor €3.50 theyll accept delivery of your parcel and you pick it up when it suits. Nice knowing you, grumpy post office depot man.

Two Door Cinema Club’s ‘Beacon’Second album syndrome? Not a bit of it. The hooks now come with added depth.

The drawAt Croke Park. Fantastic

BriefsThe spectacular drag circus in Temple Bar is our only 5-star review of the Fringe so far

Irish hedgerowsNow open for blackberry picking.

SunglassesFor winter

The $50 RenoirCurrently being reassessed at an auction rooms in Virginia


The think-inCompletely discredited, probably forever

CapesStill fashionable, despite our best efforts

The Big ChillWe know it’s autumn, but somehow that first shiver is always a shock

The TricolourDraped on the coffins of violent criminals. Enough

Glass on the streetsCycle through it and your tyres hiss; go around it and you have a near miss

Rosanna Davison’s“Celebration of a woman’s body” on the cover of Playboy, topless

Rain waterseeping through the winter boots you meant to get soled before summer

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