Bob Geldof and Van Morrison in A Fanatic Heart, a biography of WB Yeats

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Superb storytelling: Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie in The Night Manager. Photograph: Mitch Jenkins

If you read The Night Manager, John le Carré’s 1993 thriller, you probably didn’t envision Jonathan Pine, the character of the title, as blond and ha(...)

From left, Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Debicki, Olivia Colman and   Tom Hollander in The Night Manager. Photograph: Mitch Jenkins/The Ink Factory/AMC

It’s likely that if you read The Night Manager, John le Carré’s 1993 thriller, you didn’t see Jonathan Pine, the night manager of the title, as blond(...)

Malcolm-Jamal Warner in The People v OJ Simpson

‘White Bronco, leather glove, Kato Kaelin”: say that to anyone who remembers 1994 and they will say “OJ Simpson”. The trial of the former American foo(...)

US blues legend BB King performs onstage during the 45th Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux in 2011. Photograph: Valentin Flauraud/Reuters

Tributes have begun flooding in for blues legend BB King, who has died at the age of 89.His lawyer Brent Bryson said that King, who suffered from diab(...)

 If you’ve (somehow) missed out on all those OITNB premiere parties, now is the time to get queuing

In the olden days, you had to leave your seat every three hours to change the DVD. Now, only the demands of bladder and nutrition need force you up(...)

Killakee Cottage is a bone fide artist’s retreat in the Dublin Mountains. The late-Georgian property dates from the 1800s and boasts views acro(...)