Frank Skinner: ‘Looking back at the New Lad thing is fascinating for me’

When Chris Collins left his home in Birmingham’s Irish Catholic enclave in the mid-1970s to study English literature, he could scarcely have imagin(...)

David Baddiel: ‘The more famous you are, the less the version of you that’s out there is true. I am ridiculously obsessed with authenticity’

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Sir Richard Branson: declares himself to be a “tie-loathing adventurer and thrill seeker, who believes in turning ideas into reality”. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Boris Johnson says nothing at all. Warren Buffett gives his job title. Sir Richard Branson declares himself to be a “Tie-loathing adventurer and thril(...)

Now in its 28th year, Galway’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature is one of the best arts festivals in Ireland. As well as an array of chil(...)