Over the years, Sufjan Stevens has explored and expanded upon the mythology of America. Here he interrogates that mythology. The result is a holy trin(...)

James Lee Burke. Photograph: Frank Veronsky

THE Author discusses his southern roots, the challenges of the US class system and his time as a crime reporter  Spending time with James L(...)

F Scott Fitzgerald: his debut novel was published one hundred years ago today. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Published a hundred years ago today to immense and immediate acclaim, F Scott Fitzgerald’s debut novel This Side of Paradise – the book that launched (...)

Robert Redford and Mia Farrow in the 1974 film The Great Gatsby. F Scott Fitzgerald’s quintessential Jazz Age novel, written five years into Prohibition, is drenched in champagne and other illicit alcohol. As was its author. Photograph: AP

This month marks the centenary of an experiment that forever changed the United States of America. In January 1920, Prohibition was enacted. The 18th (...)

Bullfight on Third Avenue by Eddie Naughton

Bullfight on Third Avenue Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin. Previews July 8th-9th. Opens July 10th-Aug 3rd, 1pm bewleyscafetheatre.com Literary scholar(...)

Kerry’s manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice and his daughter Faye after his final game in charge against Kildare in Killarney. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It was the worst of both worlds: the intimacy of an NFL fixture in November combined with the sensibilities of a Premier League soccer match. Dublin h(...)

Ruth Negga: the Oscar-nominated Irish actor  will play ‘Hamlet’ at the Gate theatre

Director of the Gate Theatre Selina Cartmell today drew a line under six turbulent months at the theatre, to look forward towards a number of producti(...)

The ‘Normandie’ docking in New York. Photograph: Courtesy V&A

From Shall we Dance, featuring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers sailing from Paris to New York, to Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with Marilyn Monroe and Jane(...)

What was the last gift you bought? Tara: I bought socks with jingly things on the bottom for a baby. You know the way they spend so much time shovin(...)

American rarity: Mount Bonnell  is open to the public for free. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Amid the cut and thrust of trying to make it in the United States, I’ve found a hillock of limestone posing as something grander emerge as my go-to re(...)

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