Bruce Springsteen performs at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid, Spain, on 21 May 2016. Photograph: EPA

Bruce Springsteen is 70 years old today. To mark the occasion, here are 13 facts about The Boss: 1. Despite being one of the most well-recognised and(...)

US actor and singer David Hasselhoff – The Hoff –  poses during an event to promote his new audiobook Up against the Wall. Photograph:  Tobias Schwarz/ AFP

Nearly three decades after the end of German division, David Hasselhoff is anxious to correct the historical record. No, he didn’t topple the Berlin W(...)

Twelve years ago today I was 12 years old and woke up in my childhood bed in New York City for the last time. I hadn’t slept well. I stayed up for as(...)

Nell Williams, Aaron Phagura, and Viveik Kalra in Blinded by the Light.

There has long been an implicit (almost certainly accidental) challenge in Gurinder Chadha’s work. Going right back to Bend it Like Beckham, the films(...)

Luciano Pavarotti with Princess Diana

Eight Days a Week, Ron Howard’s recent documentary on the Beatles, somehow found an under-explored angle on that much eulogised band: their power as l(...)

John Kyle, Progressive Unionist Party councillor at Belfast City Hall. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Brexit has put the future of the United Kingdom in jeopardy and left unionists fearing a Border poll would be a “slippery slope” to a united Ireland, (...)

If there’s one thing we know about Bruce Springsteen, it is that he likes, nay needs, to keep control. So this is his take on what is his most radical(...)

American singer-songwriter Josh Ritter was able to jettison his fitful sequence of temporary day jobs because he sold so many copies of his first two (...)

Golden but oldies: Dylan, Bowie, Madonna, Yoko Ono and Laurie Anderson

It’s good to have Madonna back. The world seems a weedier, less vital place without her. A whole generation has punctuated life-altering moments with (...)

Revenue at Castlemartyr hotel in the 12 months to the end of March last year increased by 7 per cent from €9.5 million to €10.1 million. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The directors of the five-star Castlemartyr hotel in Co Cork believe the hotel will become profitable in the coming years after sustaining losses of €(...)

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