Father and son: the challenge is to reach the Homer dads out there and remind them their children won’t be young forever

Fathers are idiots, right? When we’re not passing out drunkenly on the couch like Homer Simpson, oblivious to our kids juggling burning scissors, we’r(...)

David Rawle and Chris O’Dowd in the Emmy award-winning Sky 1 comedy Moone Boy

Commissioning teams from Sky’s four entertainment channels plan to visit Ireland regularly from January as the broadcaster steps up its hunt for new p(...)

The spectre of Christmas presents: Think about who you’re buying for and ask if it is worth it. If not, contact them and suggest a joint embargo – in a light, jolly way – and chances are they will be delighted. Photograph: Getty

Advent: ’Tis the season to be Christian – or at least that is what Advent is supposed to be. It has been hijacked by everyone from Homer Simpson to Pe(...)

Actor James Gandolfini in LA in October 2012. Photograph: Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic

If James Gandolfini, who has died in Italy at the age of 51, had lived for another few decades then, when writing an appreciation, we would have found(...)

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