Novak Djokovic receiving medical attention during his first round match against Jerzy Janowicz. Photograph: Darron Cummings/AP

Novak Djokovic opened the defence of his US Open title with a 6-3 5-7 6-2 6-1 win over Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz on Monday, but the laboured performanc(...)

All fired up: Conor Adams and Lar Kaye from All Tvvins. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

This is where it all starts. Lar Kaye and Conor Adams are walking across Temple Bar and past Bad Bobs. It may not be the first venue that comes to (...)

Members of the Emerald City Supporters burn a Portland Timbers scarf in 2013. Photograph: Getty Images

For the stunted American male, frust­rated with the changing demographics of the country and gripped by the belief that his days on top are coming to (...)

Action Bronson: peerless rapping chops paired with emotion

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For his seventh album, Wolverhampton’s Stephen Wilkinson wanted to create a record that both “celebrates the sacred and precious struggles of human (...)

The comedian Robin Williams said that people who remembered the 1960s weren’t really there. If you remember the 1980s, on the other hand, you probabl(...)

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but does that go for album titles, too? Ludicrous pretension aside, there is surprisingly more t(...)

Six years ago, I moved up to Dublin with my then-girlfriend, now-wife. It’s been long enough for her to accept all my Monaghan nuances, not least the (...)

Former Genesis singer and drummer Phil Collins has not released an album of new material since 2002Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

British singer Phil Collins has said he is coming out of retirement, four years after leaving the music business. In an interview with Rolling (...)

‘Larry Goodman’s fortune in the 1980s was built on his brilliant and relentless use of the massive EU and State subsidies available to the beef industry.’ Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

I have never taken LSD but Irish politics reminds me that I don’t need to. The flashbacks to bad trips keep coming without chemical assistance. A liti(...)