Jack Johnson has gained a reputation for his relaxed, easy-to-remember beach party tunes

Saturday, June 30 Kiefer Sutherland Academy Dublin 8pm €33.50 ticketmaster.ie It isn’t unusual for an actor to try their hand at music, but it’s rar(...)

The Lost Boys: the birth of the teen horror film

To make someone feel every year of their age, just tell them how old their favourite childhood film is. This year, The Lost Boys celebrates its 30th a(...)

Katy Perry: the singer performs on the Pyramid Stage at 6pm on Saturday. Photograph: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty

The BBC has buckets of Glastonbury coverage, as usual. BBC Two kicks off at 5.30pm on Saturday and 6pm on Sunday. BBC Four joins in at 7pm on both day(...)

Leonard Cohen, the influential singer-songwriter, at the Mayflower Hotel by Central Park in New York  2001. Photograph: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

President Michael D Higgins was among those to pay tribute to musician Leonard Cohen whose “lasting legacy and his work will continue to inspire curre(...)

 If you’ve (somehow) missed out on all those OITNB premiere parties, now is the time to get queuing

In the olden days, you had to leave your seat every three hours to change the DVD. Now, only the demands of bladder and nutrition need force you up(...)

Openness: Majella O’Donnell (left) with Gay Byrne

Gay Byrne isn’t the star of his shows. He doesn’t flatter his guests or want to be their friend. He doesn’t have a needy look that begs guests to l(...)

 John Simm as Det Sgt Marcus Farrow in ‘Prey’. Photograph Ben Blackall/ITV/Red Production Company

John Simm isn’t Dr Richard Kimble, he’s decent copper Marcus Farrow, but echoes of The Fugitive roar throughout Prey (UTV, Monday), a gripping crime d(...)


Do you remember that brief period when, in a desperate attempt to milk the televisual zeitgeist, every second film featured somebody or other from Mad(...)

Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid. Photograph: David Sleator

Mohsin Hamid has done it again. His 2007 novel, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, hit the zeitg(...)