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Storm Large: ‘A lot of girls ask me how they can get to where I am. And they don’t like my answer.’ Photograph: Laura Domela

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RTÉ seems to be suggesting that anyone who has ever turned up on ‘Bosco’ or looked sideways at Biddy and Miley somehow has their personal opinions policed by the station.

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Ben Bix (bass and vocals), Donnacha O’Malley (synth and vocals), Tadhg Byrne (violin), Micheál Quinn (drums) and Brian Dillon (synth/electronics) of Meltybrains? at the Pepper Canister church in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

‘Play a wrong note for the sake of it. And then what if we all played wrong notes at the same time? Would that make a good thing? No, it probably w(...)

The popularity of head shops also coincided with a fall in cocaine use. The economy was slipping, and as Robin Williams once told us, “Cocaine is God’s way of telling you you are making too much money”. When the shops closed, the illegal drug trade picked up the slack. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

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Go big or go home: the Swedish agency Forsman & Bodenfors got Jean-Claude Van Damme to do the splits in its Volvo trucks ad

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‘When the beating of Rodney King (above) was filmed and broadcast, it felt like an extraordinary event.’ Una Mullally  on how  filming acts of violence has become terrifyingly common.  Photograph: J Emilio Flores/The New York Times

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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

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