‘There’s also a brilliant sense of lightness about her performance.’ Above, Patti Smith performing in Barcelona recently. Photograph: Marta Perez/EPA

Patti Smith once wrote about how the atmosphere changed when Bob Dylan walked into a room. For some decades now, she too can be counted among those wh(...)

‘I almost felt myself sinking lower in my cinema seat, as the dystopian-bikini-clad model-actresses billowed in the wind.’ Above, Charlize Theron in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’.

There are two scenes in George Miller’s new film Mad Max: Fury Road on which everything hangs. The first is when Max (Tom Hardy, née Mel Gibson) makes(...)

Yes campaigners Una Mullally and Colm O’Gorman at Dublin Castle on Saturday for the results of the referendum on marriage equality. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

My girlfriend, Sarah, tells a story about a lesbian night in Dublin in the 1990s. She had just established the gay society in DIT with her friend Barr(...)

Sarah Francis and Una Mullally after voting  on  Pearse street in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson 3:59

We knew it by Friday afternoon. This referendum was always going to live or die on turnout. A high turnout would mean the dedicated base of No voters (...)

At last, a trailer has emerged for the Steve Jobs film, stylised as steve jobs. While this would previously have earned the anticipation worthy of (...)

A   new referendum mural by artist Joe Caslin, who also created the mural on St Gt George’s Street, has been installed on a 15th-century castle near Craughwell, Co Galway. Photograph:  David Sexton

The artist Joe Caslin, who previously installed a large mural of two young men embracing at the corner of South Great George’s Street in Dublin, ha(...)

Political reporter, Ursula Halligan, who made her personal case for a Yes vote this week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

For a while now, I’ve imagined how I’m going to vote in the marriage referendum on Friday. Not the X in the Yes box, but physically how I’m going t(...)

In the land of science fiction, Minority Report has had a more enduring legacy than most. Since the Spielberg adaptation of a Philip K Dick sto(...)

‘It will be fascinating to observe the impact of the marriage referendum’s engagement of new voters on the next Dáil, which will probably lie somewhere between a butterfly effect and a Freakonomics anecdote.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

My housemate came home from canvassing for a Yes vote in the marriage referendum the other evening and said there were more than 50 people out knockin(...)

‘Sarah held me as I walked out of the hospital in the midst of a panic attack. She stood there when I screamed at the sky in the carpark. She took notes when the surgeon explained that this was very serious and they needed to move straight away to see if it had spread to my liver and my lungs.’ Photograph: Getty Images

On Friday the 13th of March, 2015, I walked into St James’s Hospital for a test. My stomach was acting weird and the doctor I had been referred to boo(...)