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Last-minute gifts don’t have to be panic-bought useless tat; you want stuff that shows you care, with minimal effort. We’ve done the thinking for you,(...)

Members of Abba on display at its Voyage event in Stockholm. The band, which has a deal with Universal Music Group, has returned with new music for the first time in nearly four decades. Photograph: Fredrik Persson/TT News Agency/AFP

Spotify’s corporate ears are largely attuned to podcasts these days, but even if they weren’t, the exact rates of growth in its active user base never(...)

Hallyu: The Korean word for the wave of pop culture that has made K-pop group BTS one of the world’s most popular bands. Photograph: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

The Korean culture wave has swept through the editorial offices of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), which has added more than 20 new words of Kore(...)

Blade one at the sides and a quiff at the front – it works, Lauren.

“Ross,” Christian goes, “how the hell are you?” And I’m like, “Duuude!” somehow managing to resist the urge to chest-bump him. I can’t even tell you(...)

Brown Thomas concierge Shane Murphy welcomes back customers, who pre-booked shopping appointments, to the store on Grafton Street.  Photograph: Laura Hutton

Traffic was bumper-to-bumper along Grafton Street on Friday morning as vans lined up to drop stock off at shops getting ready for what they are hoping(...)

BTS: the Korean seven-piece are the first non-western act to top the global pop chart and the first act who don’t sing predominantly in English

It’s official: K-pop is now the world’s most lucrative music, and if you’re young, talented and from South Korea you have as much chance as any wester(...)

Thai Airways pilot Akarapol Apanant demonstrates the controls as visitors to the airline’s flight simulator look on. Photograph: Sakchai Lalit/AP

Image of the week: Flying in theory Over in Australia, Qantas has been flogging its branded business-class pyjamas and old bar carts. But at the head(...)

The furore facing the South Korean technology group Samsung came after BTS band member Kim Nam-joon, known as RM, commented on the 70th anniversary of the Korean war. Photograph: EPA

Samsung has withdrawn products branded with K-pop superstars BTS from online platforms in China after a band member’s comments on the Korean war spark(...)

Santa will still be able to get on his sleigh on Christmas Eve without so much as a sniffle. Photograph: iStock

Covid-19 has forced us all to have conversations we didn’t think we would ever have. Conversations around whether we can travel or take holidays, or w(...)

  British milliner Anthony Peto in  his elegant Victorian terraced house in Sandymount which featured in RTÉ’s Home of the Year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

You have to take your hat off to Anthony Peto. Since moving to Ireland four years ago, the British milliner has seriously landed on his feet. His hat (...)

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