‘Musicians, their managers and many others are frustrated. The black box of hidden transactions in the music business, while maybe not illegal, is a recipe for chicanery,’ says musician David Byrne. Photograph:  Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Musicians are known for speaking out on issues such as human rights, politics and the environment. They are less known for speaking out about how the (...)

Freckle-faced golden boy: Tony O’Reilly, at the height of his success, in 1999. Photograph: David Levenson/Getty

If a novelist made up the life of Tony O’Reilly the subsequent book review would surely consider it too perfect: the freckle-faced golden boy who b(...)

The stars of Mupets Most Wanted arrive for their interview with The Irish Times. “Everybody got on famously and did not compete with moi at all,” says Miss Piggy

Well, this is strange. One gets to meet all sorts in the interviewing lark: faded, fetid heartthrobs; just-about-living legends; distinguished avat(...)

Caroline Parker: ‘I not only portray the words but the feeling too’

A diva singing in a funeral parlour: now there’s an arresting subject for a play. Signs of a Diva, a one-woman show by Caroline Parker, will be tourin(...)

I haven’t always been a chef . . . I was once a fashion designer working between London, Paris and Milan. When I was a fashion designer, I was(...)