Pump action: changes in Atlantic circulation could alter the ocean level. Illustration: Michael Viney

Whenever I feel the need to know where the wind is coming from, it helps that our hillside house straddles the compass exactly, so that one corner of (...)

American climatologist Michael Mann: to use Hockey Stick graphic to ‘cut through the fog of disinformation’ on climate change.

Official confirmation last week that 2014 was the hottest year on record “should put to rest the absurd notion of a ‘pause’ in global warming”, acc(...)

The Irish housing market is at last in some kind of recovery mode which is a moment for huzzahs if you’re selling and a moment for huzznots if you’(...)

The best moment in this beautifully sinister LA noir finds Rene Russo, producer at a news station, asking her more scrupulous colleague if it is ok(...)

The key scene in this ludicrous, deafening, hugely entertaining romp comes about two-thirds of the way through. By this stage, we have discovered t(...)

Burt Reynolds, the man most middle-aged men are trying to be. Photograph from Smokey and the Bandit

Worryingly, this year I hit the same age as Billy Crystal’s character in City Slickers. Yes, I am now in the same age bracket as the central player(...)

Eaten green matzo balls are soon forgotten, so the Loyal League of Yiddish Sons of Erin had to be represented by the American Federation of Labour & Congress of Industrial Organisations headquarters, on Broadway, an organisation once headed by the Dublin-born and Jewish Michael Mann, who also chaired LLYSE meetings there. Photograph:  Olivia Barry

The existence of an organisation called the Loyal League of Yiddish Sons of Erin had somehow passed me by until this week. But as I now know, such a p(...)

Those of you properly hooked on Avenger juice had better enjoy the latest fix while you can. There won’t be another film in the extended franch(...)

Peter Berg: “I was interested in trying to capture that fight as it was written in the book. Reading it, it almost felt like a piece of orchestral music to me”

Harken, fans of movie miscellany and listology. Pop quiz. Is the shoot-’em-up between Taliban fighters and a four-man Navy Seal reconnaissance team at(...)

Dylan Moran with the Cork Film Festival's Creative Director James Mullighan

Some festivals try to spread meagre smatterings of events over more days than they should, pulling off the festival programming equivalent of Donald T(...)