Track of the week: The Other Boys by Nervo Nervo have roped in Kylie and Jake Shears from Scissor Sisters to add some glitter to this jilted lo(...)

Stacy Barthe’s credentials have resided in the footnotes. The songwriter’s work for Rihanna, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Bran(...)

Serena Williams beating her sister Venus at Wimbledon on Monday. Photograph: Reuters/Toby Melville

The Irish Times produced a Women’s Power List recently because, first, we’re worth it and, second, the BBC’s Women’s Hour radio programme had done (...)

Have you heard who is on The Irish Times Women’s Power List?

All of the women on the BBC programme’s list, which was released this week, “have an exceptionally large impact on our lives, not just because of t(...)

Mama Lou: If she had kept her job in human resources at Axa financial, it would have all been so different

  A joyful circus full of performers and artists told the story of her life in a funeral celebration set to the Rocky soundtrack, with a s(...)

Jack Dorsey: “My entire focus is to make sure that Twitter is going to be amazingly successful.”  Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

For the past two years, the normally dapper Jack Dorsey has hardly been seen at the offices of Twitter, the social networking company he co-founded, e(...)

Terse: Taylor Swift criticised the Princeton Review, a firm that helps US students prepare for exams, for misquoting one of her lyrics in a test paper. Photograph: Kevin Mazur/Wireimage/Getty

A man walks into a bar and orders two cappuccini. The barman stares blankly at him. Someone who is already in the bar (that would be me) feels boun(...)

“If these figures suggest that these songs still matter to people, then we’re knocked out. That’s all any songwriter wants,” Bono said in response to a survey claiming U2’s songs were more popular on Apple iOS devices than material from any other musicians. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

U2’s Bono has said he is “knocked out” by an independent survey claiming the band’s songs were more popular on Apple iOS devices than material from an(...)

Halpin hand: Katy Perry at Super Bowl XLIX. Photograph: Christopher Polk/Getty

February 1st was a good day for quite a few people who happened to find themselves in Arizona. It was a good day for fans of the New England Patriots,(...)

Hozier performs “I Put a Spell On You” with  Annie Lennox at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Photograph: Reuters. 2:35

Bray singer Hozier missed out on a Grammy for song of the year, but stole the show with his duet performance with Annie Lennox at the 57th annual Gram(...)