‘America NPR is unquestionably more intellectually evolved that CNN or Fox.’ Above, Bill O’Reilly on Fox News

The Irish media is never slow to talk itself up. Self-criticism comes less naturally. Although the media landscape is more diverse and stratified t(...)

Pieter De Buysser knows that simplicity is harder than ever to achieve
DTF Review: Book Burning

Project Arts Centre, Dublin ***   Pieter De Buysser appears from behind a large black trunk like a magician, presenting this char(...)

Boulder, Colorado, where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains, is considered one of the best places to live in the US. Photograph: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

The American city of Boulder, sitting where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains, regularly features amongst the happiest, brainiest, healthiest,(...)

Andre Schiffrin in France in April , 1999.

André Schiffrin, who has died in Paris aged 78, was a force in the American book world for more than 50 years. His passion for editorial independence (...)

Sean Dunne after buying the Jury's site in Ballsbridge. Photo: Frank Miller

The difference between the position of property developer Seán Dunne, whose bankruptcy move in the US could see him emerging from his debts thi(...)

Noam Chomsky. “The oil dictatorships, the countries that the West really cares about for obvious reasons, their uprisings have been suppressed very harshly and very successfully, with western support.” Photograph: Sascha Schuermann/AFP/Getty

For a man of 84 who has described himself with approval as “a boring speaker”, Noam Chomsky meets a daunting schedule of public appearances, sp(...)