Because I could not stop for Death – He kindly stopped for me – The Carriage held but just Ourselves – And Immortality. Even in a youth squeamish abo(...)

 Zainab Boladale: “In general, media doesn’t have diverse representation, so I think it’s super important.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

“I don’t see myself as a Nigerian woman who landed a TV role in RTÉ, I see myself as a woman who went for a position she really wanted and was thankfu(...)

Poet Lewis Kenny writing poems on demand  for passers-by Sandra Vigier and Julie Tomaszewski. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Today marks Poetry Day Ireland, with more than 100 events around the country to celebrate our heritage in verse. One of the busiest spots will be Po(...)

Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson and Jennifer Ehle as her sister Vinnie in Terence Davies’ A Quiet Passion

What was the deal with Emily Dickinson? America’s earliest known proto-emo pictured death as a gentleman caller (“Because I could not stop for Death —(...)

Cynthia Nixon: Sex and the City “was this idea that women are going about their lives and careers, having a great time of it and not sitting at home waiting for the phone to ring”. Photograph: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Cynthia Nixon has been slaving before the camera for longer than you might have guessed. Now 50, she first spoke a line for money when she was 12 year(...)

 Bob Dylan during the 17th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards  at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California in January 2012. Photograph: Christopher Polk/Getty

Maybe it should have been for music. Or style. Or sheer survival. But he got it for literature and that seems about right. Some say his lyrics are no(...)

The night before the first exam my student asked me to wash his favourite shorts which I duly did. Bunged them in the dryer – with nothing else. Photographs: The Irish Times/Getty Images

The exams are finally drawing to a close and it’s a relief. After years of hearing it from kids in the back seat, it’s now my turn to say: “Are we the(...)

 Students from the Institute of Education Megan Kelly, Cabinteely, and Colin Reid, Wexford, after the English Leaving Cert exam on Leeson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Students were asked to cover too much detail in too short a time during this year year’s higher level English paper, said Jim Lusby, a teacher at the (...)

Seán Flanagan, Leaving Cert student at Nagle Community College, Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

I wrote like a maniac for three hours and 20 minutes. There were times when I had to stop because my hand was going dead. I’m going to have to ice i(...)

Characters from the movie Inside Out

A commonly used put-down is “stop being so emotional”, and it often carries sexist undertones. But what’s wrong with being emotional? And, anyway, th(...)

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