Freeze frame: K2, the world’s second-highest mountain. Photograph: Kristen Elsby/Getty

In early August 2008 the sport of mountaineering suffered one of its worst disasters. Over two chaotic days 11 climbers died around a bottleneck near (...)

 Film director and writer Neil Jordan photographed in Dalkey, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

I suppose we should expect the undead to hang around for a while, but the continuing preponderance of vampires in popular culture is really quite e(...)