Alexander the Great (Colin Farrell): “He is said to have wept because there were no more worlds left to conquer. The rest of us would have sighed with relief and had a nice cup of tea.”

Does money make you happy? Does it really? If I were to shout this at any average human as I passed them in my Lamborghini, they would be within their(...)

John Buckley is one of the most fastidious craftsmen, and the orchestra gives him the greatest palette

The featured composer for the last of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra’s Horizons concerts (NCH, February 3rd) was John Buckley who compiled a c(...)

Ben Bradlee: the legendary executive editor of the Washington Post who famously steered its coverage of Watergate. Photograph: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Sir Anthony O’Reilly has paid tribute to his friend Ben Bradlee the legendary executive editor of the Washington Post who famously steered its covera(...)

Sunset over Vieux Nice. Photographs: Chris Carmichael/New York Times
Weekend in . . . Nice
  • Travel
  • September 8, 2014, 01:00

Overshadowed by megawatt Riviera neighbours like aristocratic Monaco, red-carpet Cannes and Champagne-soaked Saint-Tropez, France’s fifth-largest c(...)

The Simpsons show editor Mike Bridge (L), executive producer Matt Selman (R) and co-executive producer Brian Kelley look at an upcoming Lego episode at the editing bay in 20th Century Fox Studios. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Reuters  0:57

Fox’s hit animated show The Simpsons, which has used donut-loving Homer and his dysfunctional family to satirize US popular culture for 25 years, is c(...)

 Sir Sean Connery: ‘As a Scot with a lifelong love of Scotland and the arts, I believe the opportunity of independence is too good to miss’. File Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Actor Sir Sean Connery is urging Scots to vote in favour of independence, saying it is too good an opportunity to miss. The James Bond st(...)

The Irish version of the 1962 cinema poster for the first James Bond film, Dr No, which  was censored by having a black dress “painted” on to Ursula Andress to hide her bikini.

The cinema poster for the first James Bond film, Dr No , was censored in Ireland because the(...)

Kate Moss receiving the award on behalf of David Bowie. Photograph:  Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

We’re all human. It is to be expected that our opinion on celebrities mouthing off about political and social issues is flavoured by our own st(...)

David Bowie’s intervention was raised in the Holyrood parliament yesterday, where Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont urged  first minister  Alex Salmond to “turn and face the strain” – words taken from Bowie’s song Changes. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Singer David Bowie’s politely phrased call to Scots “to stay with us” and not vote for independence in September’s referendum has earned him waves (...)

Weekend in... Edinburgh

Tourists descend on Edinburgh every August for the Edinburgh International Festival, a citywide celebration of theatre, music, opera and dance perf(...)