Dov Charney: his flamboyant leadership involving legal and financial setbacks finally snapped the close bond with his handpicked board. photograph: keith bedford/bloomberg

In a dimly-lit private dining room at the Redeye Grill in Manhattan, four board members of American Apparel and their lawyer plotted out their next 24(...)

 Budapest’s Sziget music festival is on an island in the Danube River

Sónar Barcelona, Spain, June 12th-14th There’s no shortage of music festivals to choose from in and around Barcelona, but Sónar might be (...)

Rio 2

As this colourful sequel opens, Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), the domesticated Minnesota macaw hero of 2011’s Rio, (...)

 Michael Fassbender. Photograph: Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images

As expected, three films dominated when Chris Hemsworth read out the Oscar nominations in Los Angeles at lunchtime. Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a (...)

 Joan Sheehan photographed in her house in Dungarvan getting ready for christmas with the help of her grandchildren Elizabeth Gill  and Emily Gill.  Phototgraph: Mary Browne
The real spirit of Christmas

The mere hint of a notion of opening one’s home to a crowd at Christmas may fluster most of us, but some people have a born talent for creating Christ(...)

A choir in tune with its sexuality

The Glória choir are wearing black tonight, accented with a rainbow of ties in solid colours for the men and big red-silk flowers for the women. When (...)

President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins told El Salvador’s president Mauricio Funes that the Irish people knew well from the Northern Ireland peace process of the need “to understand the tasks of ethical memory”. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

President Michael D Higgins has drawn parallels between the conflicts in El Salvador and Northern Ireland on his first visit to the Latin American cou(...)

Longtail boats at Phra Nang Beach (Hat Phra Nang) with Happy Island in the background. Railay, Krabi, Thailand
365 days of summer
  • Travel
  • September 21, 2013, 00:00

Have a GoldenerOctober in CyprusAlready fretting about the turning back of that damned hour? Avoid the onset of winter blues with a quick trip to the (...)

Senator Jim Walsh: He is not a man to mince his words, known for his graphic and gruesome accounts of what is done to foetuses in the womb

Look carefully today at the women around you. All those damaged, drug-addled, alcoholic, self-harming, depressed, sex-addicted, suicidal women. Becaus(...)

Gunnera: the gargantuan Chilean rhubarb-that-isn’t. Illustration: Michael Viney

Spring doesn’t work without rain. After 17 days without a drop – such magical mornings! – a first millimetre in the rain gauge offered hope to (...)