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Luchita Hurtado. Public collections across the world, including the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the British Museum in London, now feature her work. Photograph: Charley Gallay/Getty Images

Luchita Hurtado Born: November 28th, 1920 Died: August 13th, 2020 Recent years have seen a number of female artists rise to international prominenc(...)

Central library of National Autonomous University of Mexico City. The library is ten stories high and covered with mosaics by Juan O’Gorman representing Aztec culture in Mexico city. Photograph: F Soltan/Corbis via Getty Images

Juan O’Gorman is a name that sounds immediately intriguing to the Irish ear, even if the listener has never heard of the modernist architect and mural(...)

The Women Of 1916 mural on South Great George’s Street by  Gearoid O’Dea  features Countess Markievicz (left), Margaret Pearse (right) and Grace Gifford-Plunkett (bottom).

It’s Easter Monday, and the pinnacle of the centenary celebrations, although like a good little pedant, I’m saving marking the occasion properly until(...)

Betrayed: Frida Kahlo is the subject of Nuala Ní Chonchúir’s The Egg Pyramid in Flash Fiction

Summer is a bumper time for book publishers, of both the traditional and the digital kind. As people head off on holidays they pack their paperbacks o(...)

John Lithgow and Alfred Molina in Love Is Strange

Lovely, bouncy Alfred Molina has been swelling the action for well over 30 years. The west Londoner, a cackling giant of Spanish and Italian parent(...)

Sandra Bullock in Gravity: ‘She is an amazing actress. She is precise and disciplined. To perform under these conditions is a miracle’

Lord, we’re sick of sequels. Heavens, we’re tired of remakes. We’ve had enough adaptations of comic books. It would be nice if somebody could direct a(...)

Independence Plaza in the centre of Mexico City. Independence Plaza in the centre of Mexico City.
Down Mexico way

If you’re flying to Mexico city, leave your preconceptions on the plane. “Don’t ask me. I hate the place”, said a banker acquaintance, when we aske(...)