John Lennon

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‘Rights talk does not seem to motivate in the way that love does.’ Photograph:  Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

“All you need is love,” sang John Lennon. Fifty years later, those lyrics have fallen well out of fashion. Hate, fear and anger are the touchstones of(...)

Charles Manson after his arrest in 1969 and in 2009. He became one of the most notorious killers of the 20th century after his followers murdered seven people in 1969. Photograph: New York Times

My first glimpse of Charles Manson was seeing him standing at the altar inside a tiny prison church in Vacaville, California in mid-August 1982. He wa(...)

Brussels sprouts: “The myriad sprout recipes all aim to do the same thing: distract you from the fact that you’re eating Brussels sprouts.”

Here’s something you should know about me: I hate Brussels sprouts. The colour, the shape, the size, the sulphurous taste. Every single thing about th(...)

Michael Jackson sings at a concert on November 8th, 1988, in California, the US. File photograph: Jean-Marc Giboux/Liaison/Getty Images

The estates of the top 10 highest-earning dead celebrities pulled in revenue of nearly €250 million in total over the last year, according to an analy(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk during  a debate on the outcome of last week’s European summit at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

In the latest iteration of the now familiar “the ball is in your court” series of Brexit exchanges, European Council president Donald Tusk has told th(...)

‘Cabra’ by Jean-Michel Basquiat and currently owned by Yoko Ono, will be auctioned in New York on November 16th. The estimate is $9 million-$12 million. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Sotheby’s

What’s happening? Sotheby’s will auction a painting from the private collection of Yoko Ono entitled Cabra by Jean-Michel Basquiat in New York on Nov(...)

Terence Trent D’Arby, now called Sananda Maitreya. Photograph: Tim Hall/Redferns

When Sananda Maitreya references his previous life as Terence Trent D’Arby, he looks uncomfortable. He even says “he”, not “I”, as though he is talkin(...)

In Bree Runway’s latest healthy eating and female empowerment video, she skulls a sleazy photographer with a fruit bowl and then twerks over his corpse

Destroyer: Tinseltown Swimming in Blood ★★★ Merge Records   It’s weird. When Ed Sheeran or Mick Jagger affect an American accent, we think nothin(...)

Not angry, just disappointed: Bank of England governor Mark Carney contemplates Brexit. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

IMAGE OF THE WEEK: BREXIT BLUES Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, probably had an okay time at the International Monetary Fund in Washing(...)

Barry Canny of Peploe’s restaurant with the guest book from Jammet’s restaurant. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A piece of Dublin dining history Peploe’s restaurant at 16 St Stephen’s Green recently underwent a refurbishment that included opening up the basemen(...)

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