Jackie Chan as Mr Han with Jaden Smith as Dre Parker in Columbia Pictures’ The Karate Kid in 2010, a truly ‘duang’ move. Photograph: Sony Pictures Entertainment

It’s a Chinese character that has come out of nowhere, but the word “duang” has taken the internet by storm, even though no one really knows what the (...)

This figure hugging frock has gone viral on Twitter under the hashtag #TheDress with people asking whether it’s black and blue or white and gold.

A two-tone dress marketed as being “bang on trend” has lived up to its billing — by sparking a global debate on Twitter over what colour it is.The fig(...)

John Herlihy, Google showing Vint Cerf around the Google offices in Dublin.

Whatever one’s view on selfies, it’s clear that taking such photos is a spur of the moment thing, rather than an effort to capture something for poste(...)

Zooey Deschanel and Bradley Cooper: both speak with what is known as ‘vocal fry’

Remember uptalk, the practice of ending all your sentences in a question? Even the ones that aren’t questions? You do? You can take your fingers ou(...)

The men of our parliament have it in their hands to make 2015 the year Ireland stood up for all of its women. Photograph: Getty Images

It might not seem like it at the moment, but good things have actually happened to some women in the world this year. There were massive reductions on(...)

Google’s annual search rankings show that football, celebrity tragedies and an absentee country western singer were the topics Irish people seached for in 2014.

Football, celebrity tragedies and an absentee country western singer were the topics that got Irish people clicking in 2014, according to Google’s (...)

As Consumpta and Concepta Carcrashian, Eoin Cannon and Aidan Mannion get all the best lines. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

The Helix, Dublin ***   Pantomime and pop culture coalesce in Theatreworx’s Cinderella, whose minor characters – inspired by cele(...)

If there’s a word that makes you “cringe” (yep, that’s on the list) please cast your votes below and we’ll announce our banned word of 2015 next Wednesday, November 19th.

They’re the words that stick in your throat. The ones that leave you feeling a little dirty. The ones you’re definitely too old to use. The uncool. Th(...)

Goldie Hawn. Photograph from the book Paparazzo: The Elio Sorci Collection

The paparazzi get a bad press, with variations on the same story appearing in broadsheets every few months: a photographer hiding in the bushes; a (...)

‘I have heard, on multiple occasions, news editors cheering at the news that the recent tragedy involved an attractive woman.’ Photograph: Getty Images

She had been crying for two hours. That’s how long it had been since her son had died. And here I was, knocking at her door, notebook in my pocket,(...)