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Dorothy Parker was renowned for her caustic remarks
Misheard ‘F**k Joe Biden’ chant has become a slogan for those of a right-wing persuasion
They’re dismissed as saccharine, but the really good ones can give you a sugar-free lift
We have never needed a laugh more. Share your jokes and we’ll publish the funniest ones
‘There was widespread agreement that not having to rush for the Tube was an advantage’
Brendan Gleeson, Eavan Boland, John Creedon and others pass on advice during this uncertain time
Have I Got News For You star on a career in comedy, Boris Johnson and his Irish revolutionary grandfather
Donald Clarke: Guilt is an important aspect of life and a vital part of the reading experience
One of the most exhilarating live acts on the Irish scene will also take to the stage
Review: Gemma Arterton and Elizabeth Debicki struggle in a strait-jacket of a script
Dorothy Parker, when US president Calvin Coolidge died, asked, ‘How can they tell?’
Ask Roe: He’s with a beautiful woman, and I torture myself by looking at their profiles
Will the new Lady Gaga film make as much cash as the Barbra Streisand version?
Frank McNally: An Irishman’s Diary
Iris Murdoch, Edna O’Brien, Marian Keyes and Eimear McBride all appear on the list
The news that Spielberg is remaking ‘West Side Story’ drew some fire, but some of our best-loved films are remakes or ‘fresh’ adaptations of original novels. Need we go on?
The Westmeath resident and son of Irish parents felt no sentiment towards Ireland
A powerful debut about a doomed romance recalls the novels of Donal Ryan
Eileen Battersby reviews The Long-Winded Lady, Maeve Brennan’s New Yorker sketches, as part of our extensive coverage marking today's centenary of her birth
Studies show that swearing eases pain, is cathartic, helps bonding and lets off destructive steam... but beware of overuse, lest you lessen the effect
The three times US poet laureate is in residence at the Kilkenny Arts Festival
Singles are swelling in numbers: the last census indicated there are 392,000 one-person households in Ireland. So why does the idea that singledom is a bold choice for women persist?
Brought to Book Q&A: Author of The Kind Worth Killing on Harry Potter, Lucky Jim and his other favourite reads
Lee Israel: December 3rd, 1939 - December 24th, 2014
Jackson Pollock puked there, Dylan wrote lyrics there, Nancy Spungen was killed there – could a space as chaotic as the New York hotel exist today?
Trashing other books on the best-seller list . . . Teasing Dublin waitresses . . . There’s a sense of devilment about Sedaris, an arch humorist whose stories are a lesson in precision writing
The flapper women of the 1920s blazed a vibrant – and scandalous – trail
Crosswords & puzzles to keep you challenged and entertained
Celebrate the best of food with The Irish Times
Inquests into the nightclub fire that led to the deaths of 48 people
Weddings, Births, Deaths and other family notices