Playwright Arthur Miller with wife Marilyn Monroe. File photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

Anyone fortunate enough to have met dramatist Arthur Miller, who was born 100 years ago today in Harlem, New York, invariably agrees he was a warm,(...)

Playwright Enda Walsh. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons
The Arc, part two: La Reine Claude
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  • October 1, 2014, 17:02

In this, the second part of The Arc, an Irish Times project in association with Dublin Theatre Festival, Enda Walsh takes up the gauntlet thrown by To(...)

Nothing, not even Baz Luhrmann’s heavy-handed burlesque treatment, can diminish the enduring allure of F Scott Fitzgerald’s eerie and perverse elegy T(...)

A first edition of ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F Scott Fitzgerald is expected to sell for $150,000 (€113,600) at a Sotheby’s auction in New York on Tuesday

The latest film adaptation of the great 20th-century American novel might have disappointed some critics but a first edition of The Great Gatsby by F (...)

The beautiful and the damned: F Scott FitzGerald with his wife, Zelda, around 1935. Photograph: Pictorial Parade/Archive Photos/Getty

In 1924 F Scott FitzGerald sent Max Perkins, his editor at the New York publishing house Scribner’s, the manuscript of a novel he was working o(...)

Night and life: New York through the lens of Baz Luhrmann in the director’s new version of ‘The Great Gatsby’

If you stand outside 200 Claremont Avenue, a residential strip of upper Manhattan that runs past the rear entrance of Barnard College to the fringe(...)

A great movie of The Great Gatsby, argues critic Leon Wieseltier, would “show a dissenting streak of austerity”. He thinks it’s time for a black Gatsby, noting that rapper Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter, who produced the film’s soundtrack, might be an inspirational starting point. Photograph:  Reuters/Andrew Kelly

When I started out in journalism I spent five long years as a reporter in Montgomery County, Maryland, a cosseted suburb of Washington. I(...)