The press agent for a well-known singer used to be in the habit of ringing around the picture desks of national newspapers giving details of what time(...)

Berlin’s Olympic Stadium: German authorities admit they were nervous about holding such a large event at such a notorious site.

Nothing ever went Hitler’s way at Berlin’s irredeemably Nazi Olympic stadium. The dictator wanted the stone monument, built for the 1936 Olympic Games(...)

Omar Sharif performing in the film Sayyidat al-Qasr (Lady of the Palace) in 1958. Photograph: Alyoum Alsaba/EPA

Omar Sharif, who has died at the age of 83, will be best remembered for a film sequence in which, for much of its duration, he is barely visible on sc(...)

Omar Sharif visiting the Chester Beatty Library for a screening of ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, as part of the Dublin Arabic Film Festival in 2014. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

‘Lawrence of Arabia’ star Omar Sharif has Alzheimer’s disease, his agent has said. Steve Kenis gave no further details about the 83-year-old or his c(...)

Adele: Pre-performance nerves.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The adrenaline that courses through a performer’s body before they take to the stage in front of thousands of expectant fans would be enough to(...)

Admission

Have you ever wondered how the admission procedure functions in Ivy League universities? No, me neither. That is, however, one of many unasked ques(...)

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