New Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Tablets are displayed during a launch event in New York. Photograph: Reuters

Amazon. com has ramped up its push into hardware with the debut of six new or upgraded devices, including a high-end $199 (€154) e-reader called the (...)

The Centre of the UniverseBewley’s Cafe Theatre***“My name is John and I want you to join a cult.” John Doran makes no bones about his intent and what(...)

Aaron Paul, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Anna Gunn, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and Bryan Cranston, winner for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, pose with their awards for Breaking Bad during the  66th Primetime Emmy Awards in California yesterday. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters 2:04

For all the talk about newcomers raising the game of television, the industry yesterday chose to bestow its top Emmys on the long-running shows Bre(...)

Amazon wasn’t the only bidder for the video game service. It’s understood that Google and Twitch were in talks earlier this year on a transaction that valued Twitch at about $1 billion. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Jeff Bezos is ramping up Amazon. com ’s entertainment ambitions, buying video-game service Twitch Interactive in one of its biggest-ever acquisitions(...)

Regeneration: Doctor Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman

For a globally successful, ratings-sucking, cross-generational cultural behemoth, Doctor Who still means very little to a lot of people. Or if it mean(...)

Robin Williams: a comic actor who evolved into a nuanced performer able to take on a wide variety of roles. (Jay Paul/The New York Times)

Robin Williams, who has died aged 63, was a comic actor who evolved into a surprisingly nuanced, Academy Award-winning performer, imbuing his performa(...)

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Tributes have been paid to Belfast actor JJ Murphy, who died days after starting a new role on the HBO series Game of Thrones.Murphy (86) was cast to (...)

John Oliver launched a scathing attack on native advertising on his show ‘Last Week Tonight’

Native advertising, the name given to online advertorials, was recently dubbed “a terrible Orwellian Newspeak phrase for ads that look like impartial (...)

SmithDehn is a major international entertainment, media and legal firm and its founder, Russell Smith, fell in love with Malin Head, Co Donegal, some years ago.

Holiday romances rarely last but a love affair that began on a sojourn to Derry almost 20 years ago is proof that some can have a happy ending; and ev(...)

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Image of the week: Teenage robots They grow up so fast. This is Asimo, short for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, and he is 15 years old. (...)