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“When we encounter faith-filled service we know we have been privileged to witness the un-showy work of the Good Shepherd.” Photograph: Getty Images

I’m writing this column on a stunning April day. Summer beckons. Many people in Ireland have been vaccinated. New life is at a fledgling moment. Bloss(...)

Alice Cooper. Photograph: Jenny Risher/earMUSIC

The shock-rocker's new album, Detroit Stories, celebrates and evokes the spirit of the city’s 1960s rock’n’roll scene, where the bands were fa(...)

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Leon Spinks, who took the crown from Muhammad Ali in 1978 before losing a rematch, died last week aged 67. Photograph: Getty Images)

When Leon Spinks was away fighting in the Pan American Games in Mexico City, he and his then wife Nova had a couple of heated arguments on the phone. (...)

Chris Eubank fights Michael Watson for the WBO middleweight title at Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London in 1991. Photo: Brendan Monks/Mirrorpix/Getty Images

June 1991 and Donald McRae found himself alone on the outskirts of Las Vegas. Excited, uncertain, anxious he stood under a burning sky, the desert sun(...)

Suzi Quatro: 'I didn’t go out there to change the world. All I wanted to do was play.' Photograph: Richard Ecclestone/Redferns/Getty

Suzi Quatro is remembering a “pivotal moment”. It was 1973, and the RAK Records boss, Mickie Most, asked her what she would like to wear to promote he(...)

The Beast: the presidential limousine. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

Now that we’re about to have a US president about whom we can talk without wincing, and know for certain who’s going to be sleeping in the White House(...)

Bernard McSweeney, his fiancee Stephanie Kyle and her daughter Daisy at a near-deserted arrivals hall at Cork Airport. Photograph: Olivia Kelleher

A young Irish man who was apart from his American fiancee for a year because of the Covid-19 pandemic admitted he was tempted to climb over the barrie(...)

The Hands of Franky Machine is designed to be experienced in one continuous hour-long sitting, like a film or a play

Sometimes the compulsion to write a story comes from a riddle, a moral knot that can only be worked out within the hypothetical realm of a yarn. So it(...)

Trump campaign adviser Corey Lewandowski  with former Florida attorney general Pam Bondi outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia on November 5th. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images

Donald Trump’s baseless claims that his loss to Joe Biden was due to election fraud are set for their toughest test this week with hearings set in his(...)

Supporters of Donald Trump at a rally in front of the TCF Center in Detroit on Friday. Photograph: Bryan Denton/New York Times

The same right-wing activists who helped grow the Tea Party movement and spread protests against coronavirus lockdowns are now organising demonstratio(...)

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