‘An audacious gripping screenplay’: Brad Pitt in The Big Short

We need to talk about regulation. The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis spent 28 weeks on the New York Times non-fiction bestse(...)

Leilani Muenter’s Tesla S, which the professional race car driver, environmental advocate and vegan was able to purchase with cloth seats instead of the standard leather ones. Tesla, which has introduced synthetic leather as an option on its new Model X SUV, is the latest automaker to join the industry’s push to project a more environmentally responsible image.

For the eco-conscious car buyer, Tesla’s luxury electric vehicles are proof that performance doesn’t have to be sacrificed at the altar of saving the (...)

Paul DePodesta has excelled is at harvesting the reams of information now available to coaches and scouts. Photograph:  Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

In 2002, Professor David Romer, an economist at the University of California, Berkeley, wrote an academic paper for the Journal of Political Economy (...)

Lisboa Casino in Macau: gaming sector revenue in the former Portuguese colony fell in November by 32.3 per cent to €1.87 billion. Photograph: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg

For more than a decade, Macau, the world’s biggest casino hub, has been on the kind of roll to set any gambler’s pulse racing, with gaming revenues mu(...)

Áine Divine painting Ian McKellen

In a world full of smartphones, selfies and Instagram moments, why would anyone take the time and trouble to draw or paint a portrait? The answer is,(...)

Cinthia Molina with H.E. Carlos García de Alba, Ambassador of Mexico to Ireland and Nanette Mendoza. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

COOKERY LESSONS AT KELLYS Laura Kelly, the eldest of hotelier Bill Kelly’s six daughters and the manager of Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, w(...)

Judge Catherine Murphy at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court   was “very disappointed” to learn that Clive Keogh had since come to Garda attention and was facing a shoplifting charge. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A homeless man who was caught with several fake travel passes, including one in the name of Brad Pitt, has been given a suspended sentence and ordered(...)

Customers won’t be able to see such movies as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire or World War Z on Netflix after the Epix  contract ends at the end of September. Photograph: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

US movie streaming company Netflix won’t renew its contract with cable network Epix, preferring to develop original movies rather than stick with f(...)

Belfast artist Colin Davidson. Silent Testimony, a new  exhibition by the artist  exploring the theme of suffering and loss in the Troubles, opens today. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Press Eye

A new exhibition, Silent Testimony, by Belfast artist Colin Davidson explores the theme of loss and features people who suffered bereavement and injur(...)

Clive Keogh was formerly a successful businessman and graphic designer who ran his own printing firm, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard

A homeless man is to be sentenced later after he was caught with several fake travel passes, including one in the name of Brad Pitt. Clive Keogh (40) (...)