There’s been cultural backlash against thinness, first with a ‘celebration of curves’ amid the advent of Mad Men. Above, Christina Hendricks

In Topshop, no one can hear you scream. Probably just as well, because the last time I was there, a thought napalmed me for a good two minutes: I coul(...)

The lavish costumes in A Little Chaos, a new movie with Kate Winslet and Alan Rickman and scripted by Alison Deegan, about a female landscape garde(...)

No matter how much my children think I am making a poor fist of bringing them up they can’t get rid of me. Parenting is for life. Jobs are not.

Around the time I returned to work after the birth of my first child I went to visit a lawyer friend who had also just had a baby and had decided to s(...)

Events on Ramsay Street, home to Australian TV series Neighbours, have been chronicled for 30 years. The show has been a launch pad for the careers of  Kylie Minogue, Margot Robbie and Jason Donovan.

So, Neighbours is 30. Yes 30. Try not to think about it too deeply. We forgot, you never thought about it too deeply. That’s how the Australian soap h(...)

Jack Reynor (Glassland, What Richard Did) at the launch of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festrival. Photograph: Eric Luke

Unstoppable Irish actor Jack Reynor was among the guests who joined Gráinne Humphreys, director of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, to(...)

You know how it is. You wait ages for a quality drama about a brilliant Cambridge mathematician and then two come along at once. Following hot on t(...)

Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois, which takes place in early September. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

JANUARY Yeats 2015 All year A national celebration of the life and work of the Nobel prize-winning poet, with an extensive programm(...)

Patrick Freyne is tutored by baritone Rory Musgrave. Photograph: Patrick Browne 5:53

Rory Musgrave is making me yawn. He says that when you yawn, “the air goes in completely unimpeded and goes out completely unimpeded. That opens up(...)

Singer Tulisa Contostavlos arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London  today. Contostavlos is on trial accused of being concerned with the supply of a class A drug, which she denies. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

Former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos used code words to help broker a cocaine deal with an undercover reporter who claimed she was in the frame f(...)

No diverging from the text: Kate Winslet and Theo James in Divergent
Divergent

The last time we checked, faithfulness was still seen as a virtue in life. The concept has, so far as we are aware, not yet been excised from h(...)