Tony Oursler’s Imponderable explores the occult in a sprawling show at MoMA that takes in Arthur Conan Doyle, Harry Houdini and a cast of mediums, ghosts and spirits

On a recent trip to Munich I was transported by the collection of works by the Blue Rider group at the Lenbachhaus. The artists, which included Wassil(...)

Tulach, Knapton Road, Monkstown, Co Dublin: four-bed Edwardian redbrick on one-third of an acre of gardens has link to Arthur Conan Doyle.

Tulach, a handsome Edwardian redbrick on a third of an acre of gardens in Monkstown, Co Dublin, was half of a pair built in 1904 for two sisters by th(...)

Modern Experiments by Susan MacWilliams, an installation view. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Visit Susan MacWilliam’s Modern Experiments at the Highlanes Gallery and it is as though you’ve wandered into the middle of a vintage laboratory devot(...)

Faced with this catalogue of hate crimes, it’s a wonder that any of the Galway Gaeilgeoirs who moved to Co Meath in the 1930s stayed there

They were a large group of newly arrived migrants, seeking a fresh start in a place far from home and speaking a different language from their host co(...)

The blow-out episode of Sherlock is an awkward attempt to adapt every conceivable film genre, as though seduced by the aura of its stars’ careers. Photograph: Robert Viglasky

In one dizzy moment over the weekend, when the series finale of Sherlock (BBC1, Sunday) leaked online, you could be forgiven for thinking that shadowy(...)

An IBM computer: reproducing artificial but convincing handwriting is a complex task that requires machine learning. Photograph: Reuters

Machine learning might just be the solution to the lost art of letter writing. Researchers at University College London (UCL) have developed an algori(...)

Have you ever wished you could write just like Arthur Conan Doyle? New technology developed by University College London (UCL) can grant your wish: y(...)

The funeral of Roger Casement in Dublin. Casement’s remains were removed from England where he was hanged for high treason and reburied in Glasnevin Cemetery. Photograph: McMahon/Getty Images

Roger Casement endured a horrible death, disgraced and sordid. But most of all, it was unfair. The executions of 15 of the leaders of the 1916 Rising(...)

A Halloween date with Houdini
  • Travel
  • October 17, 2015, 01:14

Are you interested in finding out once and for all whether there is life after death? And would like to commune with someone who has been dead for 89 (...)

The Great Dublin Bike Ride: against the odds, Vinny was at the head of the Great Dublin Bike peloton which numbered 3,267, including celebs such as Ray D’Arcy, and his stumpy 57-year-old pins were pumping like pistons. Photograph: Sportsfile

After turning left off the Rathbeale Road, it struck Vinny Fitzpatrick that he was alone. He was the solitary cyclist, like the chap in the Arthur Con(...)