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‘Last Christmas’ is the ghost of every Christmas past booming from the speakers – from your first Walkman to the background fuzz of festive ‘Top of the Pops’.

Christmas songs are a bit like those tantalising chocolates in the advent calendar. Fun and festive if you pace yourself and indulge at the appropriat(...)

Leona Daly outside  Cork Circuit Court where she was jailed for two years. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

A woman has been jailed for two years after she pleaded guilty to stealing more than €325,000 from a Cork credit union over a five-year period. Leona(...)

If you find yourself in “a strange or unfamiliar place or situation” then, like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, you are now officially “not in Kansas anymore”.

The columnist’s best friend has delivered yet again. We have another list of new entries to the Oxford English Dictionary. The dearth of potential top(...)

Eli Roth: “I was not the popular kid. I was super weird. People made fun of me for being into horror movies.” Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Eli Roth has made a kids’ movie. Let that sink in for a moment. The director behind the gloriously gory Hostel franchise and The Green Inferno – in wh(...)

Patrick McCabe: “I love Stephen Rea an awful lot.” Photograph: Bryan Meade
Patrick McCabe: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book I’m reading Required Writing by Philip Larkin. He’s an extraordinary figure. I think he’s one of the greatest poets that ever (...)

David Lynch: the director looks every inch the auteur in winter. Photograph: Massimo Valicchia/NurPhoto via Getty

David Lynch seldom smiles in photographs. His etched Easter Island statue of a face doesn’t glower so much as brood; lips pursed and eyes hooded, he l(...)

Isabella Rossellini: “They sent me so many flowers on my 40th birthday, it was a morgue. I knew I was dead.” Photograph: Peter Lindbergh/Lancome

In 1982, Isabella Rossellini became the world’s highest paid model by signing an exclusive deal with the cosmetics company Lancôme. In an era where th(...)

Nicolas Cage in Mom and Dad. Photograph: Momentum Pictures

Think back on the most unhinged screen moments of Nicolas Cage’s career.  So much to choose from. That time when he puts in plastic Dracula teet(...)

New Irish writers: Olivia Kiernan, Caroline O’Donoghue, Helen Cullen, Rebecca O’Connor, Danny Dentonand Caoilinn Hughes

Helen Cullen The Lost Letters of William Woolf  (Penguin, July) William Woolf works as a letter detective in the dead letters depot of east Lond(...)

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A young man who is paralysed from the waist down as a result of committing what a judge described as a “silly act” and falling off a child’s swing in (...)

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