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Herman Melville: bicentenary of birth

The bicentenary of Herman Melville’s birth on August 1st reminds me, among other things, of why I stopped reading library books. This is because abou(...)

Moby: older and wiser? Photograph: Michael Bezjian/Getty

You can tell a lot about Moby’s second memoir, the follow-up to his 2016 effort, Porcelain, from its title: Then It Fell Apart. You can tell even more(...)

Yale University, whose alumni include more than 20 Nobel Prize-winners, is located in the gritty city of New Haven, Connecticut. Photograph: iStock

Our flight destination in the US is to Bradley International. That would make an excellent pub quiz trivia question: in which US state is Bradley Inte(...)

On Chesil Beach: a solid exercise in applied sadness

If you want a sense of the cultural distinction that once existed between England and the United States you could do worse than set Dominic Cooke’s On(...)

Somehow, as Paul Durcan recalled, there was always laughter when Kavanagh, a natural comedian, held court

Patrick Kavanagh was in many ways a man ahead of his time. Fifty years before the Nobel committee arrived a similar (though still controversial) opini(...)

A  basking shark breaching off Baltimore, Co Cork. Photograph:  Youen Jacob/Provision

Nic Slocum stands at the helm of The Voyager, lifts a pair of binoculars to his eyes and scans the sea. He’s looking for whales. If Moby Dick is your (...)

Michael Twomey (right)  in 2012 with Frank Duggan with whom he played as characters Miah and Cha in “Hall’s Pictorial Weekly”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fond tributes have been paid to veteran Cork actor Michael Twomey who has died aged 84. A stalwart of the Cork theatrical scene for decades, he was b(...)

The Boy and the Beast: an orphaned nine-year-old escapes the streets of contemporary Tokyo into Jutengai, the mythical kingdom of the beasts

 Orphaned nine-year-old Ren (voiced by 29-year-old actress Aoi Miyazaki) escapes the streets of contemporary Tokyo into Jutengai, the mythical ki(...)

 Peter Sallis with the character Wallace who he voiced. Photograph: PA

Often self-effacing and meek, but with a sly smirk and a beady eye that hinted at mischief, the actor Peter Sallis, who has died aged 96, played the c(...)

Julian Barratt on his role in Mindhorn: “He’s a vain, pompous chap. But you can’t dwell on that too much, because it’s not funny”

Having leafed through Julian Barratt’s various encounters with ladies and gentlemen of the press, I’m half-expecting the comedian, musician and actor (...)

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