Dick Moby

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Whale of a time: Customers drink at the Somewhere bar in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, earlier this month, after the state’s supreme court struck down governor Tony Evers’s stay-at-home order. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

The writer and philosopher John Moriarty regarded Moby Dick by Herman Melville as “the best diagnosis and prognosis we have of the Western adventure i(...)

Back row, left to right, Stig Abell, Juno Dawson, Kit de Waal, Syima Aslam, with (front row left to right) Mariella Frostrup and Alexander McCall Smith, the BBC-assembled panel who chose a new BBC list of 100 important  novels that shaped our world. Photograph: David Emery/BBC/PA Wire

Pick a side. Obviously, the BBC’s list of “100 Novels that Shaped Our World” is terrible. All such lists are terrible. Each one generates complaints (...)

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(...)

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