It’s good to squawk: like hecklers from the cheap seats in an Elizabethan theatre. Photograph: Alan Betson

There was a moment of unintended comedy at the open-air performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Dublin Castle on Thursday night, provoked by the b(...)

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Music fans at the Forbidden Fruit music festival on the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne Music fans at the Forbidden Fruit music festival on the grounds of the Royal Hospital , Kilmainham, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Sure, at least, a whole lot of people got a little bit of sun. The Forbidden Fruit festival at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham ultimately came up short(...)

Gary Barlow:  makes One Direction look like Maoist revolutionaries

Thank God for Lily Allen. She was the first, and so far only, musician to call Gary Barlow out for plunging tens of millions into a tax avoidance sche(...)

The Kronos Quartet (left to right): John Sherba, Sunny Jungin Yang, Hank Dutt and David Harrington. Photograph: Jay Blakesberg.

David Harrington is in inspired mood, coming off the back of another concert celebrating the Kronos Quartet’s 40th anniversary. “We just had a concert(...)

It’s Chromeo time again. Since debut album She’s In Control in 2004, Montreal duo David “Dave 1” Macklovitch and Patrick “P-Thugg” Gemayel have become(...)

The Simpsons show editor Mike Bridge (L), executive producer Matt Selman (R) and co-executive producer Brian Kelley look at an upcoming Lego episode at the editing bay in 20th Century Fox Studios. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Reuters  0:57

Fox’s hit animated show The Simpsons, which has used donut-loving Homer and his dysfunctional family to satirize US popular culture for 25 years, is c(...)

By the letter: Neil Young’s covers album is only available on vinyl, and it’s  a stunner. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

‘An unheard collection of rediscovered songs from the past, recorded on ancient electro-mechanical technology” is the rather grandiloquent quot(...)

The highest-grossing US documentary of 2013 arrives here with rave notices and an Academy Award attached. For one night only, Morgan Neville’s (...)

Toronto, Canada is a city of contrasts. Photographs: Ian Willms
Oh Toronto
  • Travel
  • March 15, 2014, 01:00

When I tell my friends in Toronto how much I love their city, they often say, “Really?” I always assume they imagine I’m just trying to be grac(...)