Keith Emerson photographed in 2007. File photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

British-born keyboardist Keith Emerson of the 1970s progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer died this week at the age of 71, the band said o(...)

Donal Skehan, The Irish Times Magazine’s newest food columnist. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

‘What’s he like? Is he really such a nice guy or is it all an act?” Long before The Mario Rosenstock Show’s send-up of TV presenter and food writer D(...)

Ahead of Sunday’s Oscars Emma Donoghue accepts the best first screenplay award for the film ’Room’. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, one of two Irish films competing for best picture at the Oscars tonight, took two prizes at the Film Independent Spirit Award(...)

The film business has its own eccentricities. Domhnall Gleeson and I are at the Soho Hotel in central London to discuss (among many other things) his (...)

President Barack Obama participates in a march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Guy Carawan, whose rendition of the song “We Shall Overcome” became an anthem of the US civil rights movement, has died at his home in Tennessee. He w(...)

Megan O’Neill: had an obsession with plastic spoons. Photograph: Conor Clinch

"If Megan O’Neill hadn’t existed, the Disney organisation would have invented her anyway.” In his eulogy for the singer, band member Dan Clark repe(...)

Neither musician is exactly a household name, but this collaboration of Paul Smith (Maximo Park) and Peter Brewis (Field Music) is intriguing.(...)

Casey Kasem, who has died aged 82, was a man who never claimed to love rock ‘n’ roll but who nevertheless built a long and lucrative career from it,(...)

James Mary O’Connor, principal-in-chief at Moore Ruble Yudell architects: “You can design from a distance but to understand the nuances of a place you have to be there to really get it.”

Although he has worked on multi-million dollar architectural projects around the world, James Mary O’Connor had never toiled professionally in his ho(...)

Michaella McCollum Connolly (left) and Melissa Reid, are escorted by police as they enter the Justice Court of Callao last August. Photograph: Mariana Baz/Reuters

Scottish authorities are considering a transfer application made by convicted drugs mule Melissa Reid who was jailed in Peru last year along wi(...)