Emily Carroll is a 31-year-old graphic artist based in Ontario. Within a year of drawing her first comic strip, in 2010, she had caused an online stir(...)

Tori Amos: ‘I can’t snap my fingers and say: I’m going to write something great today. It doesn’t work that way – for me, anyway’

Say what you like about Tori Amos, but you can’t accuse her of coasting through life. She established herself as both a successful and diverse alterna(...)

Well, the Oscars managed to entertain the interwebs this week. Host Ellen DeGeneres set a new record for most retweeted photo ever with her cel(...)

The link between educational underachievement, social empowerment and drug crime is real and complex.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Author Neil Gaiman wrote recently about a lecture he attended organised by private prison operators in New York. In planning for future capacity needs(...)

I generally await the release of new Douglas Coupland books the way I used to with new albums by favourite bands way back when. Some I love and som(...)

Michael Scott: the  myth-master signs off with The Enchantress.
Science takes on magic
  • Books
  • July 6, 2013, 01:00

The magic of one generation may be the science of another but, not infrequently, the discourses of magic and science co-exist. The Sturm und Drang of (...)

It’s hard to avoid two words when the future of the music industry is being discussed. As labels, artists, distributors, agents, A&R, promoters, c(...)

Neil Gaiman: ‘I was the kid going, Why don’t weird things ever happen? And of course they were happening all the time. I just didn’t notice them.’ Photograph: Steve Black/Rex Features

When Neil Gaiman was about eight he invented a family. This fictional clan lived near his own home in the Suffolk countryside. “I heard that one of th(...)

Jeremy Renner (left) in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

What do the following couples have in common: The troubled young bartender from Leeds who shares a dingy flat and a dreadful history with her junk foo(...)