It’s been a while. Wong Kar-Wai’s Ip Man biopic went into pre-production as long ago as 2008. Since then the project has been plagued by misfortune(...)

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Run Run Shaw: the pioneering Hong Kong movie producer  has died at the age of 107. Photograph: Kin Cheung/AP Photo

Legendary Hong Kong media tycoon Sir Run Run Shaw, who created an entertainment empire in Asia that encompassed television and films, died yesterday a(...)

Sensory healing

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Beer bunnies at the Irish Craft Beer and Cider Festival in Dublin’s RDS

Many of the festival adventures that have shimmied and skipped across this section of these pages have been steeped, soaked and stewed in beer suds. I(...)

“When I went home and saw my girlfriend and poured myself a glass of wine, and probably had a spliff and went to bed with my girlfriend for two days –(...)

In Howie the Rookie, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor isn’t playing two parts; the brilliance of his performance is that he’s playing every part. Like the speaker of an epic poem, he is the sole figure that unites everything

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May Kay from Fight Like Apes lays down a track at Helium

Imagine my delight when a young lady at a gig last weekend asked me which band I was playing with. What had led her to this assumption? Was I emitt(...)

The O’Donoghue family: Derek, June, Lee (8) and Luke (5), with Taekwondo instructor Gerry Martin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Like many parents, mother-of-four June O’Donoghue worries about the possibility of any (...)