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 €(...)

Rihanna: double helping of Ri-Ri recordings in 2019. Photograph: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

The biggie: Rihanna It’s a welcome surprise that Ri-Ri is expected to return with a double helping of new music next year, given she switched to the (...)

Bruce Springsteen performs in ‘Springsteen on Broadway,’ his solo concert run at the Walter Kerr Theater in New York. Photograph: Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

Bruce Springsteen’s autobiographical solo performance at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York begins with a series of disclaimers. “I come from a board(...)

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