Buying carpets in Istanbul. Photograph: Getty

In 2013, a collective sigh from the attendees of a Sotheby’s auction in New York echoed throughout the room. A 17th-century Kerman carpet achieved $33(...)

Hey little girl, is your daddy home Did he go away and leave you all alone I got a bad desire, I’m on fire I once believed there was something timele(...)

Strike a pose...Madonna vogues

Aren’t children funny with their foolish fads? From Furbies to fidget spinners they are so easily led. Unlike us adults who could never be suckered in(...)

Kathlyn O’Brien’s exhibition Altered Light

Altered Light: Kathlyn O’Brien Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin **** Just inside the door of the gallery, Kathlyn O’Brien’s Self Portrait gives us s(...)

American author EL Doctorow pictured in 2004. The author died Tuesday. He was 84. Photograph: AP

EL Doctorow, the author of popular novels grounded in American history including “Ragtime” and “Billy Bathgate, ” has died at age 84, his publisher sa(...)

Wireless Mystery players:  Aislinn Clarke, Reggie Chamberlain-King with the rest of the cast

Going to see a play and then spending most of the evening with your eyes shut sounds absurd. But relying solely on what your ears are telling you i(...)

Anyone for the “little sisters of The Allman Brothers”? If that’s a scary thought for some, then cease and desist, people, because Rebecca and Mega(...)

Michael Harding at Lough Allen, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Brian Farrell

The General was at the door one morning after New Year’s Day; pale-faced and watery around the eyes.He said, “I’m a changed man.”I said, “Come in and (...)

Lou Reed performing during Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series  in New York, in  2010. Reed, best known for his work with The Velvet Underground and for songs including Perfect Day and Walk on the Wild Side, died on Sunday aged 71. Photograph: Chad Batka/The New York Times

Lou Reed, one of rock music’s most influential alternative music figures, died yesterday at the age of 71. The cause of death has not yet been release(...)