The clarity of definition that Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard produced conjured up the idea of a Brahms who had been working out in gym, with all that implies

Thursday last brought the addition of a list of words to the Collins online dictionary. And that evening’s NCH concert by the Swedish Chamber Orche(...)

Weekend in... Boston
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  • October 24, 2015, 01:00

Thanks to the area’s 50-plus colleges, Boston has a reputation for hitting the books first, goofing off second. To be sure, venerable institutions (...)

Mama Lou: If she had kept her job in human resources at Axa financial, it would have all been so different

  A joyful circus full of performers and artists told the story of her life in a funeral celebration set to the Rocky soundtrack, with a s(...)

Christopher Lee with his wife, Birgit Kroencke, in 2007. He identified with Dracula, he said, as an embarrassmnet to an aristocratic family. Photograph: Arno Burgi/EPA

The film actor Christopher Lee, who has died aged 93, lent his impressive height, distinguished good looks, Shakespearean voice and aristocratic prese(...)

A  file picture dated August 7th, 2013 of Sir Christopher Lee. Photograph: Urs Flueeler/ EPA

British actor Christopher Lee, who devoted his long acting career to portraying villains including Dracula in horror classics and later appeared in th(...)

US director Richard Linklater (centre) poses with the cast of ‘Boyhood’ in the press room after winning Best Motion Picture - Drama at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California, USA, 11 January 2015. From left to right: Patricia Arquette, Lorelei Linklater, Richard Linklater, Ellar Coltran and Ethan Hawke. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

Click here for a full list of winnersThe small, often eccentric electorate at the Golden Globes sprung a few surprises last night, but Richard Linklat(...)

The paintings (and subsequent merchandise) were sold under the name Walter Keane, but were, in fact, produced by his wife, Margaret. This swin(...)

Christmas for me starts when . . . the baby turkeys arrive on the Callan killing fields in August. But it starts on December 8th in my head, and no(...)

A disconcerting-looking clothbound book emblazoned with the image of a shadowy creature mysteriously appears on seven-year-old Samuel’s shelf. The (...)

Rebecca Reid: Stephen King brought fiction to life for me. He creates unrealistic worlds and puts them in your reality. That is just mesmerising

Rebecca Reid is the author of Thickets Wood (published on May 1st by Liberties Press), a psychological thriller, the sequel to her self-published e(...)