Clean dem spatz: We'z outta here!

How hot do we like it? Let us begin by dipping a toe in the most scalding water. Over half a century after Billy Wilder’s most popular comedy first sp(...)

Tourists look at a wax figure of German chancellor Angela Merkel in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin yesterday.  Madame Tussauds wax museum put the figure on public display to mark Ms Merkel’s 60th birthday on Thursday. Photograph: Wolfgang Kumm/EPA 0:31

A decade ago, when Angela Merkel turned 50, the birthday girl’s party guests were treated to a surprise. Not a singer or, heaven forbid, a stripper, b(...)

John Dunne said items seized from a house in the K Club, Co Kildare, including a Manchester United jersey signed by Ronaldo, were his and did not belong to his father, developer Seán Dunne. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

John Dunne, the son of Carlow-born developer Seán Dunne, has written to his father’s Irish bankruptcy trustee demanding the return of various items (...)

I went for a guided walk in San Francisco. Which, in a city so improbably sloped, really means a hike, and my guide was Alex Kenin, founder of Urban H(...)

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There seems to be a lot of peekaboo action in the shops, with bits and bobs visible through holes and cut-outs . Is this actually a trend or are th(...)

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Trending: Polka Dots

Polka dots provoke a reaction every time they reappear. “It’s quite a revolution, dear Christian,” Harper’s Bazaar ’s Irish editor-in-chief Carmel (...)

A medical examiner’s report found that Philip Seymour Hoffman died of ‘acute mixed drug intoxication’. Photograph: Reutes

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found in his New York apartment on February 2nd with a needle in his arm, died of an accidental overdose (...)

Michael Harding at Lough Allen, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Brian Farrell

I was in a cheap cafe one morning recently, eating eggs and sausages, when a text surfaced on my phone saying that an old friend had died. All around (...)

‘It’s a part I’ve waited 77 years for.” When Bruce Dern’s turn in Alexander Payne’s Nebraska deservedly took the Best Actor prize at this year’s Canne(...)

Cars traveling on the road past The Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, Texas in Dealey Plaza on November 22nd, 1963. Photograph: Reuters
Dallas then: ‘nut country’
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  • November 22, 2013, 01:00

“Dallas, the city that virtually invited the poor insignificant soul who blotted out the life of President Kennedy to do it in Dallas.” A Letter rece(...)