Ralph Stanley: Born –  February 25th, 1927; Died –  June 23rd, 2016

Ralph Stanley was the leading name in bluegrass in the late 1990s, embodying in both his music and his bearing the values of this most traditional for(...)

Donal Trump  tweeted an infographic about crime which had it that 81 per cent of white murder victims were killed by black people. The source of this figure was given in the tweet as “the Crime Statistics Bureau – San Francisco” - which turned out not to exist. File photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Dr Harry Frankfurt is the professor of bullshit at Princeton University. The esteemed analytic philosopher rose to this position due to a now famous e(...)

Lord Mountcharles at the Fine Gaul selection convention in Kill , Co Kildare, where he failed narrowly in an attempt to secure a party nomination for the Leinster constituency in the European Parliament elections. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh / The Irish Times

A man sitting forlornly in an empty row of seats. His shoes are shined but his gaze is unfocused; he has the look of a creature left behind in a rockp(...)

Benjamin Clementine: “The French gave me an awareness of my words, and the English gave me melody”

Benjamin Clementine keeps his Mercury Prize in a bag somewhere in London. Not by design, but through circumstance. “I travel a lot, so I tend to pu(...)

Pink performs ‘Just Like Fire’ at the Billboard Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday in Las Vegas.  Photograph: AP

Stevie Wonder and Madonna led tributes to Prince at an emotional Billboard Music Awards, where Adele was named top artist as she continued her dominat(...)

Van Morrison, Bob Dylan and The Band’s Robbie Robertson (from left to right) onstage in 1976. Photograph: United Artists/Getty Images

Brownsville Girl From Knocked Out Loaded (1986) Written with the playwright Sam Shepard, this 11-minute epic is a wistful, shimmering, cinematic piece(...)

Shape shifter: Bob Dylan in 1963, before the release of the album Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. Photograph: Sony Music

Dear Bob, in July of 1978, when I was 15 years old, I got a summer job on a building site near Killiney, in Dublin, making tea for the construction w(...)

Adrian Doherty of Manchester United in 1990 in Manchester, England. Photograph: Manchester United FC/Getty Images

It seemed like an idea to start this in the Ponderosa on the Glenshane Pass. We were there a few weeks ago, eating champ, my daft mate telling stories(...)

Brian O’Keefe came across artist and cook Fiona Hallinan when she and her collaborator Katie Sanderson brought their food and art project, The Hare, t(...)

‘I’m living under a series of mantras from The Grateful Dead right now,’ says Bill Walton, ‘I learned from them about how to become a champion.’ Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images.

Very early in his autobiography, shortly after touching upon the dark day in 2009 that years of chronic back pain made him contemplate suicide, Bill W(...)