Angela Merkel: “I see the European Union as our life insurance.” Photograph: EPA

It’s a grim winter’s day in Berlin, and the political climate matches the weather. Everywhere Angela Merkel looks there are storm clouds, as the value(...)

A computer-generated image of the apartments that have been approved for the Stillorgan Leisureplex site.

A site in Stillorgan containing a bowling alley, amongst other things, and affectionately known to many across Dublin is the subject of court action w(...)

‘The problem is, time is limited and energy is so limited ... thankfully, the curiosity doesn’t end.’ Photograph: Philip Montgomery/The New York Times

Martin Scorsese is the most alive he’s been in his work in a long time, brimming with renewed passion for film-making and invigorated by the reception(...)

Rufus Wainwright: ‘This tenth anniversary monument is, in many ways, a testimony to my mother and her love of the holiday season.’

Rufus Wainwright has many memories of his family’s Christmas concerts from down through the years, but one stands out for obvious reasons. “I’ll never(...)

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, (...)

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