Alan and Marilyn Bergman in Beverly Hills, California, US, in May 2008.  Marilyn Bergman has died at the age of 93. File photograph: AP Photo/Matt Sayles

Marilyn Bergman, the Oscar-winning lyricist who teamed with husband Alan Bergman on The Way We Were and hundreds of other songs, has died at her Los A(...)

Belfast duo Dark Tropics (Rio McGuinness and Gerard Sands) have all the right inspirations, musical (from Radiohead and The Velvet Underground to Aret(...)

Dublin’s Stella cinema: The success of the latest Bond film is a much-needed boost, showing that people are willing to return to cinemas. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

So James Bond has saved Irish cinema. Or has he? Is the tentative resurrection due to the impact of the Bond franchise? Is it Irish people’s love of t(...)

Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in Liesl Tommy’s Respect

The Oscar-winning actor on her Chicago roots, singing in church choirs and getting the great soul singer’s stamp of approval Many will celebrate(...)

Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in Respect

 For all the love thrown at Aretha Franklin’s great recordings from the late 1960s and early 1970s, the woman herself has remained something of a(...)

An NGO has estimated how much a factory worker was paid to make one Zara hoodie. Photograph: Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

What is the true cost of a Zara hoodie? In April 2019, David Hachfeld of the Swiss NGO Public Eye, along with a team of researchers and the Clean Clot(...)

Three lighthouses feature in the Earagail Arts Festival programme this summer: Fanad, Inishowen and Tory Island lighthouses

Light as a symbol of hope is a striking motif that features in this year’s Earagail Arts Festival programme with reassuring frequency. Its blended pro(...)

Soul singer Aretha Franklin.  It must be a side-effect of the vaccine but I can already hear myself singing that Aretha Franklin song about “freedom” from the Blues Brothers movie.  Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

This summer, The Irish Times will offer tips, advice and information for parents on how to help their children thrive during the holiday mon(...)

Genius: Aretha - Moving back and forth between the singer’s childhood and the pivotal points in her career in the 1960s and 1970s. Photograph: Disney+

Genius: Aretha June 4th The third season of the anthology drama focuses on the life of Aretha Franklin. Starring the Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo, it (...)

US president-elect Joe Biden during a campaign rally to support Democratic Senate candidates in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday. Photograph:  Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Joe Biden returned to the campaign trail on Tuesday six weeks after the US presidential election, stumping for Democratic Senate candidates Raphael Wa(...)

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