Khumba

This South African animation is just too good. Hang on. We had better clarify. I mean “too” entirely literally and “just” in the sense of “by a(...)

Emma Donoghue’s Room was inspired by the case of Josef Fritzl, who was jailed for life for the rape and enslavement of his daughter in a cellar over 24 years and causing his son’s death. Photograph: Reuters

In the Forest by Edna O’Brien, 2002 Set in familiar O’Brien territory in the rural west of Ireland, In the Forest is based on the real-life trage(...)

New York mayor Bill de Blasio greets John  Ahern, grand marshal of the 2014 New York St Patrick’s Day Parade, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Lucas Jackson

He wants to close schools for the Chinese New Year, has pledged fealty to an Israeli political group, sprinkles Spanish and Italian phrases int(...)

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio meets Cardinal Timothy Dolan at his residence in New York. Photograph: Fred R Conrad/The New York Times.

New York mayor Bill de Blasio sailed into office on the winds of a well-run campaign. Then he kept on campaigning, pressing for one overriding (...)

Liam Neeson: has fought a high-profile publicity campaign for the New York horse-drawn carriage industry. Photograph: Reuters/Fred Prouser

Northern Irish actor Liam Neeson directly lobbied the Department of the Taoiseach seeking the Government’s support to stop pla(...)

Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar winner for best supporting actress in 12 Years a Slave

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, Awards Season 2014. We’ve enjoyed your relative unpredictability and tangents: remember when the officially(...)

Non-Stop
Non-Stop

US federal air marshal Bill Marks (Liam Neeson) is on a transatlantic flight between New York and London when he receives the first of a sequen(...)

The Lego Movie
The Lego Movie

Do you remember what you were doing when you first heard about The Lego Movie ? Harrumphing?(...)

Michael Legge, Hugh O'Conor, Peter McDonald, Andrew Scott, Andrew Bennett and Brian Gleeson in 'The Stag'

Hugh O’Conor mentions the fact while we are arranging coffee and cake. So, I presume he won’t mind me repeating it here. The fresh-faced star of My(...)

Always popular in central Europe, the enthusiasm for skiing among foreign tourists, including people from Britain and Ireland, has contributed to busier slopes

Hours after Michael Schumacher left his chalet last Sunday in the French ski resort of Méribel, the retired Formula One champion was once again front (...)

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