Dr Martin Worthington, who provided Babylonian translations for Marvel Studios’ Eternals is pictured in the Library of Trinity College Dublin reading a Sumerian cuneiform tablet, which uses the same wedge-shaped script as Babylonian. Photograph:  Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

Academic Dr Martin Worthington has spent the last two decades studying a language that has been dead for thousands of years. Ancient Babylonian, or A(...)

US captain Steve Stricker: ‘But ultimately how these guys fit the course is the biggest determining factor.’ Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

At one of the Ryder Cup media conferences organised by the PGA of America in hyping up the upcoming match at Whistling Straits, a video of Steve Stric(...)

We also have the interesting development of certain blockbusters – notably those in the Disney family – making their way to the small screen at more or less the same time as their theatrical release. Photograph: iStock

From witch-hunts in Fear Street to visitations in The Night House. The key mystery here is: why all the horror?  The summer is back! T(...)

Marvel mischief: Tom Hiddleston as Loki

In the first episode of Loki (Wednesday, Disney+) we take up where the eponymous anti-hero’s story left off in Zack Snyder’s blockbuster film Jus(...)

Jimmy Connors reacts during his US Open match against Aaron Krickstein in 1991.

1. Jimmy Connors, 1991 US Open The eight-time Grand Slam winner had already caused a stir at Flushing Meadows before his fourth-round match with the (...)

The centre of Blanchardstown village. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

What’s so good about it? Almost 50 years ago, Blanchardstown was a tiny village with a gently busy main street, surrounded mainly by greenery and for(...)

 Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas celebrate after defeating the International team during day two of the 2019 Presidents Cup. Photograph: EPA

The United States conjured up some magic moments on the 18th green to fight back in Friday’s foursomes and hold the Internationals to a 6.5-3.5 lead a(...)

The late Peter Fonda with his father Henry and daughter Jane,  circa 1963. Photograph: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

The rebels of the 1960s are beginning to die of something like old age. Peter Fonda – who has died aged 79 – was nearly 30 when Easy Rider emerged in (...)

The Stella in Rathmines, Dublin, which is owned by Press Up Entertainment. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish hospitality group Press Up Entertainment, which is owned by Paddy McKillen jnr and other investors, is looking to raise up to €50 million throug(...)

Elephant & Castle in Temple Bar: operated by Press Up Entertainment. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Since being established in 2009, Paddy McKillen jnr and Matt Ryan’s Press Up Entertainment Group has grown every year to the point where it has become(...)

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