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sophie's choice

1Why do we accept war reports at face value? When does interrogation become torture? These are the kind of questions war journalist Robert Fisk will be battling next Thursday in the Hotel Minella, Clonmel, Co Tipperary. www.junctionfestival.com.

2 Fiddler, tin whistle player and composer John Sheahan, he of The Dubliners, will be in lively conversation with author Dermot Bolger in axis: Ballymun next Wednesday. www.axis-ballymun.ie.

3Take your Valentine to the new Spike Jonze film Her, the story of a man falling in love with his computer operating system. Opening in the IFI next Friday, it will be accompanied by an Irish short film by Eoin Duffy, On Departure. www.ifi.ie.

Irish Independent