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Interior designer Arlene McIntyre   revamped a large property in Castleknock, Co Dublin.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

“The previous owner of this house, was clearly a fan of the TV show The Love Boat,” says Arlene McIntyre, of Ventura Design, the interiors firm tasked(...)

US president Donald Trump announces his decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Accords. Photograph: Getty Images

Perhaps history was telling us something when Donald Trump’s inauguration as US president happened almost 1,000 years after the coronation of Cnut the(...)

David Bowie in a still from Nicolas Roeg’s The Man Who Fell To Earth

There is a great mystery at the heart of The Man Who Fell to Earth, Nicolas Roeg’s cult film: its soundtrack. There is a persistent rumour that long-(...)

“Earlier this month Donald Trump, comedy caricature made inexplicably popular flesh, single-handedly rendered the major general redundant.” Photograph: Reuters

The time has come to retire the words “political correctness”. We’ll get by. We managed for centuries without a term to describe overly censorious pol(...)

Stoker is the latest Hollywood film with a Korean hue

For as long as there has been a film business, there has been debate about its purpose. Should art be political or populist? Is a film useless (...)