Dave Fanning: “The J1 is one of the most important things you do as a student”

DAVE FANNING Music journalist and broadcaster Massachusetts, 1974 On my first day in New York I ordered a “baggle”, meaning a bagle. I ordere(...)

To hear her music, you would assume that Emma Tricca had spent her life completely immersed in English folk culture. The young Italian’s second album (...)

Lofty London

London is not as big as it seems. Elaborate bus routes, colour-coded tube maps and thick A-Z indexes can conjure an overwhelmingly complex metropolis.(...)

Live at the Village Vanguard is surely the most pungent of album titles, promising top-tier New York musicians and an environment that brings out t(...)

Michael Lewis, author of Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York, on Wednesday, where he discussed high-frequency trading and the structure of the US equity market with Brad Katsuyama, chief executive officer of IEX Group Inc. Photograph: Chris Goodney/Bloomberg

To explain claims of stock market rigging in the latest scandal to rock Wall Street, one US television news network resorted to a rather crude (...)

Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Two apartments – Geneva, Switzerland Nama says: bought for 4.65 million Swiss francs (€3.8 million) in July 2008; sold for 5.3(...)

Sean Dunne with his wife Gayle Killilea at their home in Ballsbridge in December  2008. Photograph: by Derek Speirs 6:10

Sean Dunne is alone among the one-time super-wealthy Irish property developers in seeing his finances investigated by officers of two bankrupt(...)

The New York City Medical Examiners van backs up to the Pickwick House where the body of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was discovered in his West Village ApartmentPhotograph: Jemal Countess/Getty Images

Hollywood stars have paid tribute to Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead in his apartment with what officials said was a ne(...)

Seán Dunne walks out of O’Tooles Irish pub after a lunch break during a meeting with creditors at the Federal Court in New Haven, Connecticut, last week. Photograph: Steve Miller

There was a funny moment, one of many, during almost eight hours of intense questioning at a two-day meeting of Seán Dunne’s creditors in Connecticut (...)

The surviving members of the original cast of Monty Python, from left, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and John Cleese, pose for photographers at a photocall in central London last week. Photograph:  REUTERS/Andrew Winning

The remaining members of Monty Python have announced four more shows after their reunion at London’s O2 sold out in less than a minute.The veteran com(...)