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A still from the film Bruges-la-Morte (1915), based on the  Georges Rodenbach novel

In 1928, a time between wars when art travelled to increasingly bold and transgressive places, a pair of seminal tomes fused fiction and photography i(...)

A prison guard outside a solitary confinement cell at Pelican Bay prison in California.  Since July 8th there has been widespread participation in a  hunger strike protest over indefinite solitary confinement. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Convicted killer Todd Ashker is the unlikely legal brain behind the largest prison protest in California’s history, a hunger strike which today enters(...)

Jean Butler cheers on the dancers taking part in Riverdance: The Gathering Longest Line on Sunday, as 1,693 dancers from 44 countries gathered on the Liffey quays to break the previous world record of 652 people dancing in a line, set in Nashville, Tennessee. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

If you’ve heard of The Gathering, you’ll have an opinion on it. Gabriel Byrne certainly did. Last November the actor described the year-long initiativ(...)

Andrea Jones photographing the gardens at Ballyfin House, Co Laois. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Flick through the pages of any glossy British or American gardening magazine and you’ll almost certainly come across the work of award-winning photogr(...)

Matthew E White: ’Ironically, I think making Big Inner and recording with very specific structures in mind was freedom in a way for me from how I used to play with free jazz’

Back in the day, Matthew E White was a free jazz kind of guy. For 10 years or so, this was his musical religion. The freewheeling, unstructured, impro(...)

Daft Punk

The modern fondness for lists has given us many commendable wastes of time. Between online citadels built entirely on the foundations of numbered f(...)

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) field director Charles White  speaks at a podium outside the US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC, today. The court ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, which aimed at protecting minority voters, is unconstitutional. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

In a major blow to civil rights activists, the US Supreme Court today struck down an important part of a 48-year-old federal law designed to protect m(...)

The man was taken to Cavan General Hospital after getting into difficulties while swimming at Knocknagarton, Co Cavan, last night.
Man drowns in Co Cavan lake
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A man in his 20s has drowned while swimming in a lake in Co Cavan last night. The 26-year-old was swimming at Knocknagarton, Virginia, at about 10pm(...)

US president Barack Obama is surrounded by proponents of new immigration laws as he speaks at a news conference in the East Room of the White House, in Washington, last  Tuesday. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/New York Times

On Tuesday Senator Tim Kaine, a Democrat from Virginia, took to the floor of the Senate to speak about why he was supporting a Bill that would lead to(...)

La Residencia, Mallorca
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La Residencia, Deia, MallorcaHotel-laresidencia.comFormerly four fincas on a mountain above the Med, this hotel was converted by Richard Branson (who (...)

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