Marty McFly (Michael J Fox) and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) in ‘Back to the Future Part II’: futuristic depiction of this coming Wednesday

Even if you’re not an avid movie fan, knowledge of the Back to the Future trilogy runs on similar lines to knowing the rough outlines of the Indian(...)

‘Larry Goodman’s fortune in the 1980s was built on his brilliant and relentless use of the massive EU and State subsidies available to the beef industry.’ Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

I have never taken LSD but Irish politics reminds me that I don’t need to. The flashbacks to bad trips keep coming without chemical assistance. A liti(...)

Finding your roots: Vast jungles of genealogical half-truths and supposition have spread online, and the need for experienced guides has grown, not diminished

Is it still possible to be an independent, professional genealogist? It was always a precarious livelihood, dependent on finding intelligent, trusting(...)

MICHAEL FASSBENDER: Chelsea ankle boots with Gore-tex, €295 at Dubarry (; aviator sunglasses, €3 at Penneys; Enduro sweatshirt, €126 (£120) by Barbour at House of Fraser; organic dry-denim jeans, €100 by Nudie at

When it comes to finding style inspiration, women have the pick of the celebrity bunch – but there are plenty of well-heeled A-list men out there to t(...)

HP chief executive Meg Whitman. photograph: justin sullivan/getty images

In a keynote address that emphasised her company’s innovation “DNA” – and which veered between discussions of 3D printing and the cloud to a video of (...)

In 2008, the gun that was used to kill John F Kennedy’s assassin was auctioned off as part of “a pop culture collection”. Other items included the (...)

I’m sitting down with Cate Blanchett when a star-struck guy comes up, handshake at the ready: “You’re fabulous,” he says. (He’s talking to Cate, ob(...)

So the Lone Ranger gang is claiming that US critics killed off their little $250 million movie. Hmmm. True, critics in the US were unduly harsh toward(...)