Albert Camus

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 Manchester United’s  José Mourinho: he is  favourite to be the next Premier League manager sacked.  Photograph:  Reuters/Heino Kalis

It is a tribute to the indelible grandeur of Manchester United that even a season of constipated football and toxic managerial asides can still seem e(...)

Pope Francis: It will require courage and creativity to ensure  there is a legacy to last week’s events and  they are not a one-off fireworks display. Photograph: Vatican Media

In the course of a 1957 lecture, French writer Albert Camus said: “An oriental wise man always used to ask the divinity in his prayers to be so kind a(...)

 Anthony Joshua (left) and Joseph Parker  at the weigh-in at the Motorpoint Arena  in Cardiff, Wales. Photograph:   Matthew Horwood/Getty Images

When Anthony Joshua said he wanted to clean up the heavyweight division he surely did not intend to be mistaken for the Dalai Lama. Yet, in the months(...)

Russian pianist Anna Tsybuleva is touring Ireland

Saturday, March 3rd Anna Tsybuleva Courthouse Centre, Tinahely 8.30pm €16/€15 musicnetwork.ie; and on tour to Skibbereen, Dún Laoghaire, Castlebar, (...)

Mark E Smith of The Fall: shot through with an intensity bordering on feral

Mark E Smith, who has died aged 60, was alternative pop’s snaggletoothed eccentric uncle. He had fronted leftfield post-punk rock band The Fall since (...)

Albert Camus outside his Paris office in 1957. Photograph: Loomis Dean/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

The publication of Albert Camus’s 1944-1959 correspondence with his lover Maria Casarès is the literary sensation of the season. Camus, the Nobel lau(...)

A normal latte with just, like, espresso and milk and nothing daft added for novelty effect

Mushroom latte. That’s where civilisation is at in 2017. Where previous generations were blessed with space flight, antibiotics or a deeper understand(...)

‘Mainstream games are more moral than most other media, partly because of their interactivity.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Video games remain largely associated with youth and immaturity. When Frank Underwood – the evil, scheming central character of Netflix’s House of Car(...)

Pierre Berge, long-time partner of late French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, was a cultural celebrity in France in his own right. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

Pierre Berge, an influential French businessman, philanthropist and gay rights activist who helped build the fashion empire of his long-time lover Yve(...)

Judith Jones: as a young editorial assistant at Doubleday in Paris she rescued The Diary of Anne Frank from a pile of rejects and persuaded her superiors to publish it in the United States.

Judith Jones, the editor who discovered Julia Child and advanced a generation of culinary writers that revolutionised cooking and tastes in American h(...)

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