Lou Reed in New York in 2011: I’ll Be Your Mirror – The Collected Lyrics shows him to be a true rock ’n’ roll poet. Photograph: Chad Batka/New York Times

Faber & Faber’s forthcoming reissue of Lou Reed’s I’ll Be Your Mirror – The Collected Lyrics revives a question that’s been kicking around since B(...)

Former US vice-president Joe Biden: “If you agree with me, go to Joe 30330.” Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Minutes after Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden bungled his closing statement in Wednesday’s debate by telling voters to go to a campaign(...)

Paula Saunders: “One of the things that we can all do is remember how short a time we’re going to have together. Remember that at the end of your life, it’s going to look different than it does this minute.”

Last July, on a Greek island outcrop overhanging the Aegean, US author Paula Saunders gave her first public reading from her superb debut novel, The D(...)

Clairo aka Claire Cottrill: Playing the Academy, Dublin on September 16th

What: Charming bedroom pop musician coming to Ireland this month Where: Boston Why: The path where amateur musicians record covers on YouTube and bu(...)

US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross is preparing to lead a delegation to Beijing this week. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The Trump administration said it would proceed with tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports and broader investment restrictions, rebooting a trade w(...)

Daniel Magariel: creates characters who are simultaneously heroic and credible. Photograph: Justine Magariel

For every Superdad in fiction, such as Atticus Finch or Bob Cratchit, there are fathers at the other end of the scale who hardly deserve the title. Mi(...)

‘Serpentine’ queues tend to move faster than the more conventional type. Photograph: iStock

You dash into the supermarket for a few necessities. You reckon it will take 10 minutes at the most before you are finished and on your way home. Then(...)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump walks with Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto at the end of their joint statement at Los Pinos, the presidential official residence, in Mexico City on Wednesday. Photograph:  Dario Lopez-Mills/AP

If President Enrique Peña Nieto invited Donald Trump to visit Mexico for a dialogue in the interest of democracy, the message has fallen on deaf ears(...)

Emma Russell celebrates with her Syracuse University teammates.

It’s been a quirky sporting journey for Emma Russell. As a child growing up in Enniskerry, soccer was her unrivalled passion, playing on the local boy(...)

In 2000, Kathleen Snavely donated $1 million to Syracuse University’s school of management in memory of her first husband. Photograph: Syracuse University archives

Kathleen Snavely February 16th, 1902 - July 6th, 2015 113 years, 140 days Kathleen Snavely (née Hayes) was born in Feakle, Co Clare. Her father was (...)

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