Culture vulture - What not to miss this week
The festival - Body and Soul
Terrifying Swedish pop star Fever Ray 'curates' the opening night of this bucolic Electric Picnic off-shoot against the genteel backdrop of Westmeath's Athboy Castle. Also on the bill: Shamir, Jon Hopkins and Iron and Wine.
Friday to Sunday, Athboy, Co Westmeath
The gig - Roger Waters
The brooding genius responsible for many of Pink Floyd's post-Syd Barrett highpoints. He'll be delving into the band's grand, baroque catalogue, as well as performing solo compositions. Belt-up, too, for a brain-blending light show.
Tuesday and Wednesday, 3Arena, Dublin
The movie- The Iron Giant
Sinking without a trace on its initial release in 1999, Brad Bird's adaptation of Ted Hughes' heartbreaking children's story receives a much overdue re-release. In 50s America, a small boy befriends a huge cyborg - a machine designed to kill but ultimately able to overcome its programming. Part of a Brad Bird season that also includes The Incredibles (Saturday) and Ratatouille (Sunday).
Friday, Light House Cinema, Dublin
The podcast - American Fiasco
World Cup fever is upon us, so what better moment to dive into this long-form chronicling of the US national soccer team's 'meltdown' at the France 1998 World Cup?
The TV show - Reporting Trump's First Year: The Fourth Estate
The age of Trump as recounted through the prism of the New York Times. American newspapers can be terribly dreary and self-righteous and the NYT's reporting on Ireland tends to be enamoured of borderline racist archetypes. This, nonetheless, is a gripping documentary.
Sunday, 9pm, BBC Two
The box set - Luke Cage
Harlem's man of steel is back in season two of the acclaimed Netflix-Marvel adaptation. Our only regret is that the show doesn't feature the comic book character's original catchphrase, "Sweet Christmas!".
Available now on Netflix