Panic, Seneca says, arises when we go beyond the bounds of truth and into uncertainty. Photograph: Thinkstock

In the Roman church of Santa Maria Della Vittoria, there’s a sculpture that has captivated me for years. The church is unspectacular from the outsi(...)

UNDATED -- BC-TRAVEL-TIMES-PARIS-LEFT-BANK-ART-NYTSF -- Saturday Evening: At the Eiffel Tower, experience lÕheure bleue, that magical twilight when the whole city is suffused in an ethereal light. Two elevators will whoosh you to the top (or, if youÕre feeling dauntless, tackle the 1,665 steps. Or cross the river and, within sight of the tower, join the ballroom dancers at the Trocadero. (CREDIT: Chris Carmichael for The New York Times) 5:43

While the Right Bank of Paris has seen internationalism and the irrepressible rise of “bobos”, the Left Bank has been able to preserve the soul of (...)

‘It’s very challenging trying to keep this historical house standing up with a roof on it,’ Lord Waterford pictured at Curraghmore House, Co  Waterford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

‘It was a pain changing the bank cards,” says Lord Waterford, 9th Marquis of Waterford. He’s telling me about becoming Lord Waterford back in February(...)

A model walks the runway during the Louis Vuitton show at Paris Fashion Week. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

The Zoolander affair may have hijacked Valentino’s show in Paris on Tuesday, but as Paris Fashion Week drew to a close nothing stood in the way of the(...)

Gia Coppola is at her granddad’s place. Fair enough. The weekend is looming. The weather is still nice. Why not spend some time with the older gene(...)

Joan Burton: Brendan Ogle of the Unite union said she should apologise for “getting up in the Dáil like Marie Antoinette and insinuating if people can afford a phone they should pay for water”

Saturday’s march through Dublin will be seen as the “tipping point” into “a massive revolt against this Government”, say those involved in the Righ(...)

People at work at the Sorwathe Tea Plantation, 90 minutes from the Rwandan capital of Kigali. Photograph: Conor Pope 1:32

The blame for Ireland’s cataclysmic economic crash can be traced back to tea. Were it not for our enduring love of the stuff, a love stretching back m(...)

Bantry House: auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull said they hoped to raise about €1 million from the sale of the house’s contents, which include paintings, furniture, books and French tapestries. Photograph: Lyon & Turnbull /PA Wire

The contents of Bantry House in west Cork – one of Ireland’s best-known stately homes – will be sold at auction this autumn. One of Scotland’s leadin(...)

The advent of “big data” is a well-documented aspect of our digital age. But the abuse of statistics is also a well-known phenomenon; telling lies wit(...)

There are anti-ageing gems on the market that don’t cost the Earth. Photograph: Thinkstock

We all know a woman who looks 20 years younger than she actually is and swears blind she never uses skincare products. In fact, she might never hav(...)