We’ve already got our tickets to Patti Smith performing the album Horses in Kilmainham in Dublin on June 1st. But there are a whole host of other i(...)

The recent event ahead of Offset in the Twisted Pepper, Dublin

It is a Thursday in Dublin’s Twisted Pepper and eligible creatives are being set up on dates with people who have their own creative ideas. The(...)

Taking flight: There is something sad about the prospect of Aer Lingus flying the nest. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It’s easy to be nostalgic about Aer Lingus being ours. It is one of the most Irish of brands; the green uniforms, the shamrock on the fin, the planes (...)

Anatomy of an advert: Mobile phone company Three had their Christmas advert filmed in the Artic circle

At Offset, Dublin’s international creative conference, people from the animation, illustration, graphic design, film and comic industries flock to (...)

Adult Swim is in something of a golden age of surrealism at the moment. While John C Reilly’s character Dr Steve Brule (right) began with Tim &(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras.  ‘Syriza did what so many other leftist political groups have failed to do, and that’s form a coalition.’  Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA.

My favourite analogy for the euro zone economy is the comedian Barry Murphy as his character Günther Gruhn on The Late Late Show a couple of years ago(...)

“A society with a greedy generation, that doesn’t want to surround itself with children, that considers them above all worrisome, a weight, a risk, is a depressed society,” said the pope last week. Photograph: AP Photo/Andrew Medichini

Pope Francis wants you to have babies. If you don’t, you’re selfish. “A society with a greedy generation that doesn’t want to surround itself with chi(...)

Behind the scenes: Kate Hudson prepares to go onstage at the Dolby Theatre in 2014. by Christopher Polk/Getty
Backstage at the Oscars

On February 22nd the Academy Awards take place at the Dolby Theatre, in Hollywood. Everyone knows it’s the biggest night in the cinema calendar, but m(...)

Casting a spell: Channing Tatum in Magic Mike

Hello lovers. It’s almost Valentine’s Day, so screw Fifty Shades of Grey, so to speak, and let’s take a look instead at the genuinely sexiest films(...)

‘You can find dozens of articles and news pieces online examining the “phenomenon” of vocal fry, but my personal favourite is the ABC News headline, “The debilitating speaking disorder afflicting North American women”.’

You can find dozens of articles and news pieces online examining the “phenomenon” of vocal fry, but my personal favourite is the ABC News headline, “T(...)