David Hockney: ‘I’m teaching the French how to paint Normandy.’ Photograph: Nathanael Turner/New York Times

“I think it looks terrific,” says David Hockney. “It’s all on one theme, isn’t it? And there’s not many exhibitions like that, really, a show all abou(...)

John Boorman at his home in Wickl;ow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

In his new memoir, The film-maker reflects on family, putting down roots in wicklow and hollywood sex scandals John Boorman has always savoured (...)

To mark the first anniversary of the marriage-equality referendum, Charlie Bird asks gay people, and their relatives, how Ireland has changed for the(...)

On location: Catherine Geary, who has worked on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Game of Thrones and Skyfall. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker

To explain what the life of a film location manager is like, Catherine Geary shows me a sketch on her laptop. Actually, it’s more of a scribble. It lo(...)

Christopher Isherwood’s 1930s novel Mr Norris Changes Trains was about a British chancer in between-the-wars Berlin. This is the tale of Gerald Hamil(...)

Students throw journals and books onto bonfires in Bebelplatz in 1933

Every city has its ghosts, but in Berlin this week a portal to the past was wide open, and spectres, benign and malevolent, wandered the citysc(...)