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From established talent to rising stars, and whether you prefer fact or fiction, all of these books deserve a place on your reading list in the mon(...)

 Donald Trump: is despicably turning the dead into the undead, trying to figure out how to claim they weren’t lost.  Photographer: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times/Bloomberg

This is not a good time for vampires. Or bats. That’s disorienting for me because, as a lifelong aficionado of vampires, I have a big collection of ba(...)

A disappointing grain yield and particularly wet weather  created the perfect conditions for typhus to ravage an already-vulnerable population between 1816 and 1819. Illustration: iStock

An epidemic, a scramble to deal with it and much space in newsprint; it’s not an unfamiliar pattern in newspaper archives. One of the worst disease o(...)

Nicolas Poussin’s The Plague of Ashdod in the Louvre in Paris. Photograph: Getty Images/DeAgostini

“The warm weather has brought sweating sickness to London, and the city is emptying. A few have gone down – and many more are imagining they have it, (...)

Ted Kennedy at the Hist, 1970

During a meeting of Trinity’s College Historical Society on Wednesday March 1st, 1961, the British peer, Lord Windlesham, admitted that apartheid was (...)

Bhisasha ‘Paddy’ Chayangpath: ‘Asian women are fetishised so much.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

After growing up on the 15th floor of an apartment block in downtown Bangkok, Bhisasha Chayangpath, who goes by the nickname Paddy, wanted “a breath o(...)

Dr Michael Hefferon, paediatrician, and professor at Queens University, Ontario, Canada, pictured in front of the former St. Ultan’s Infant hospital on Charlemont St. in Dublin, founded in 1919.Photograph: Dave Meehan/ The Irish Times

Do teething and fever go hand in hand? Can classical music raise your IQ? Were vampires really just sick people? These are just some of the questions(...)

Headless horseman pursuing Ichabod Crane from Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irvine. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Halloween is fast approaching and it’s time to delve back in the origins of Irish traditions and explore how Samhain became Halloween. Irish ghost st(...)

 Bram Stoker: exhibition focuses on books and pamphlets he consulted at Marsh’s Library. Photograph: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Getty Images

‘Bram Stoker and the Haunting of Marsh’s Library” is the tantalising and well-timed title of an exhibition now running at that Dublin venue through Ha(...)

Philip Glass: ‘Moving furniture was a perfect job.’ Photograph: Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times

In late October avant-garde composer, opera creator and musician Philip Glass will undertake a residency at the National Concert Hall that will includ(...)

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