Franz Kafka

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Panoramic views of Prague from Petrin Hill. Photograph: iStock

With its reputation for stag and hen parties and a stop-off point for Interrailing students, I wondered if we were foolish to opt for a long weekend i(...)

If you find yourself in “a strange or unfamiliar place or situation” then, like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, you are now officially “not in Kansas anymore”.

The columnist’s best friend has delivered yet again. We have another list of new entries to the Oxford English Dictionary. The dearth of potential top(...)

They Called Her Vivaldi

Josephine K and the Algorithms Abbey Theatre, Peacock Stage. Oct 21 8pm €16-€25 abbeytheatre.ie “Someone must have been spreading lies about Josephi(...)

Annie Clark, known as St Vincent on stage, plays the Olympia on Friday and Saturday

Going Out... THEATRE Josephine K and the Algorithms Abbey Theatre, Peacock Stage. Oct 21, 8pm, €16-€25, abbeytheatre.ie “Someone must have been sp(...)

Jospehine is casually undermined by patriarchal systems and  experiences daily intrusions palmed off as innocuous assistance

Peacock Theatre, Dublin *** Somebody must have been spreading #fakenews about Josephine K, for without having done anything wrong, she was arrested(...)

Subjects and Objects by Daria Martin at Visual Carlow: Films impart gentle melancholy caused by insight into the intense emotional pain that extreme moments of empathy can engender. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

DARIA MARTIN: SUBJECTS AND OBJECTS ★★★ Have you ever had the experience of coming out of a movie and turning to your companion to say: “Yes, but wha(...)

Stewart Parker: his unfinished novel ‘Hopdance’ deals with his leg amputation while a student in Belfast.

From Franz Kafka’s The Trial to Elizabeth Gaskell’s Wives and Daughters to David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King, some novels defy their authors’ death(...)

Coloured recycling bins in  Aurich, Germany. The simple task of throwing things away in the country is not for the faint-hearted.  Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

To the naked eye, it looks like two used tissues and a used coffee filter. But not in Germany and certainly not in the yellow bin. And now the apart(...)

UUP Leader Mike Nesbitt. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Ulster Unionist Party wants to work with nationalism but it cannot tolerate Sinn Féin continuing to insist that the IRA no longer exists, the UUP (...)

Zsuzsanna Zsohar, of  Migration Aid, helps migrants at Nyugati  station, Budapest. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Zsuzsanna Zsohar has gained much from helping migrants who are moving through Hungary in unprecedented numbers. She now has friends from distant land(...)

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