‘We’ve seen each other do absolutely everything’: college friends Pierce Ryan and Birch Hamilton. Photograph: Eric Luke

Pierce Ryan is a screenwriter whose first feature film, ‘Standby’, starring Brian Gleeson (‘Love/Hate’) and Jessica Pare (‘Mad Men’), is due for re(...)

Thor: The Dark World

HHH Isn’t it interesting how quickly life goes back to normal after a massed attack by aliens? In both Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World, the genera(...)

German Minister for Finance Wolfgang talking to Michael Noonan in Brussels.  Schäuble laid out the view on which Berlin’s current policy is based with sobering clarity last week.  Photograph: Getty Images

Angela Merkel’s remarkable election result confirms her position as the dominant politician in Germany and so also in Europe. It is assumed she will g(...)

Alan Taylor.

Fast making a name for his avant garde menswear, Hackney-based Dublin designer Alan Taylor has a window in Selfridges as part of the store’s Bright Yo(...)

 Patrick, Charlotte, Elizabeth and Lynn Temple of Magee, at Salthill Gardens, Mountcharles, Co Donegal. Photograph: James Connolly/PicSell8
Tweedy types

M agee is the name and tweed is their game and they have been at it in Donegal for nearly 150 years, wool and weaving being part of the county’s DNA. (...)