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Am I normal? That’s the question that the sex survey we carried out recently in The Irish Times is meant to answer. “Sex surveys can be a help (...)

Latvian Kristaps Porzingis, who  was drafted number four overall by the New York Knicks, towers over NBA commissioner Adam Silver, at the Barclays Center in New York. Photograph: Earl Wilson/The New York Times

Basketball culture still reveres the tall man as Kristaps Porzingis, a 7ft 1in baller from Latvia, proved by becoming the most famous teenager in New (...)

Me time: Sarah Bannan writes each day from 4.30am to 6.30am. “At that time nobody can disturb me – not my husband or my daughter or my email, nor even social media.” Illustration: CSA/Getty

I write in a tiny crawl space in my one-bedroom cottage every morning from 4.30am to 6.30am. At that time nobody can disturb me – not my husband or(...)

Cate Blanchett in Carol, Todd Hynes’s  adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith novel about a lesbian romance

This correspondent has developed a theory that recent Cannes Film Festivals are a little like Star Trek films. Over the current decade, the even-numbe(...)

Director Woody Allen: says of his TV series  commission, “I’m doing my best with it. I’m struggling with it at home. I should never have gotten into this.” Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Award-winning film-maker Woody Allen fears his first foray into directing for the small screen will be a disaster, saying he should never have signed (...)

Reign of Spain: Plácido Domingo. Photograph: Chad Batka/New York Times

He has sung more than 140 operatic roles and made a record with Carlos Santana. He has run two opera companies, worked as a conductor, created an inte(...)

Straight face: “How can we be the elder statesmen?” says Chris Rock. “I’m not an elder anything. I’m not ready for that. It’s a little scary.” Photograph: Vivien Killilea/PSIFF/Getty

Can Chris Rock really be 50? Can it really be 25 years since he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live? Can two decades have passed since he spat o(...)

John C Reilly, Ben Whishaw and Colin Farrell in The Lobster.

Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Lobster, an Irish co-production, is to play in the main competition at the Cannes Film Festival next month. Produced by Element(...)

The marquee of United Artists theater is seen during Amazon’s premiere screening of the TV series “Transparent” at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, California, in September 2014. Amazon Studios’ foray into filmmaking and the promise of a dozen $15 million movies per year amounts to the creation of a new art-house size studio in Hollywood - a new Fox Searchlight or Focus Features. (Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Reuters)

Amazon’s profits fell in the fourth quarter. Revenue did not meet expectations. The company said it might lose money in the current quarter. Investors(...)

Transparent creator Jill Soloway (centre) with cast from the Amazon-funded series

Amazon Prime has been in the news twice this week, once for picking up two Golden Globes for its comedy show Transparent, and once for signing up W(...)