Not everybody enjoys interviewing Stephen Frears. I can remember, more than a decade ago, watching him snort his way angrily through a poorly research(...)

Gavan Ring on The Barber of Seville: “To sing Rossini, I tell ya, you’d be sweating at the end of it”

In the taxi on the way to meet baritone Gavan Ring (28), from Kerry, I find myself telling the driver who I’m off to see. “I don’t believe you,” he s(...)

To any reasonable person the names “Emmer”, “Freekeh” and “Einkorn” would suggest a trio of Scandinavian drug dealers. They are in fact the names of “(...)

The rock star, whose real name was Ian Kilmister, died just days after celebrating his birthday following a short battle with an “extremely aggressive cancer”. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Few musicians have walked the rebel’s walk with as much conviction as the Motörhead frontman Lemmy, who has died aged 70 after a short battle with can(...)

Matt Berry(left) and Arthur Mathews, writers of Toast on Toast. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Hamm on Toast . . . Toast on Bacon . . . Toast of London . . . Steven Toast is the comedy creation that keeps on giving – just help yourself to any b(...)

Poland international Arkadiusz Milik (centre) has come into his own after joining Ajax Amsterdam on loan from Bayer Leverkusen. Photograph: Reuters

He scored twice again last Saturday, Robert Lewandowski. Bayern Munich may have been 2-0 ahead at Werder Bremen, and on the way to Bayern’s sixth cons(...)

Kerry Fox and Mark Rylance  in the sexually explicit mainstream film ‘Intimacy’

The Fifty Shades juggernaut rolled into town recently amid a storm of white-hot hype, only to be met with stinging criticism. Chief among the gripe(...)

Josie Long: ‘Stand-up does feel a lot more pluralistic and interesting now’. Photograph: Giles Smith

‘This is definitely the most personal show I’ve written,” says Josie Long. She’s known as a comedian, activist, cartoonist and film-maker, given to(...)

‘Reign’: they should really call the show ‘Dawson’s Keep’

Aidan Power arrives into town, much like Papa Lazarou from The League of Gentleman or Pennywise the clown from It, and makes families compete against (...)

The Ministry of Silly Walks has made it on to Android and iOS devices. And why not? With the recent Monty Python live shows in London, the time is rip(...)