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Oisín McKenna In Speak Softly, Go Far audience members are invited to go to a place in Dublin that was important to them, but which is now gone.

If you’re in Dublin, chances are you’re not far from a building site. Maybe there are hoardings around it: computer-generated graphics of happy shoppe(...)

 Alexandra Burke: ‘When I sit and read certain things about Meghan Markle, as a black woman I do think they were racist comments.’  Photograph: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Alexandra Burke has come out of the pandemic running. Since lockdown eased, the singer has taken part in a reality TV series (she can’t say which) tha(...)

  Succession:  Georgia Pritchett says the the fun and challenge of writing for this series was digging deep into the characters and trying to find compassion and understanding for the way they behave.

You may not be familiar with Georgia Pritchett, but you’re certainly familiar with her work. As a comedy writer, she has written for television shows (...)

Lorde. Photograph: Republic/Universal

Lorde, in case it wasn’t obvious, has made her name on glorification. Ella Yelich-O’Connor was an aristocracy-obsessed 16-year-old when her imperiousl(...)

Headlinification of discourse scorches subtlety and middle ground.

I don’t write the headlines for this column. That’s done by someone else and requires a particular skill. It’s supposed to give you an idea what the c(...)

Keilidh Cashell: I become obsessed with songs to the point that everyone around me gets sick of them.

Like everyone else, my pandemic has had its ups and downs. I’m lucky that I can work from home. It’s meant I’ve been able to focus on building Kash Be(...)

Grainne Humphreys: ‘George Michael was a consummate artist yet so bloody catchy.’ Photograph: Chris Cuffaro

Looking at my playlist of songs I’ve been listening to during the pandemic, I realised that I’ve been stuck in the 1980s. I was surprised because I wo(...)

It’s a Sin: Olly Alexander (front) with Omari Douglas, Nathaniel Curtis, Callum Scott Howells and Lydia West. Photograph: Channel 4

THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS Russell T Davies is one of the great auteurs of modern British TV, and he’s been shooting for the stratosphere wi(...)

Mayo’s Matthew Ruane celebrates with Jordan Flynn after the win over Galway in the Connacht SFC Final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In November 1984, a collection of minor England pop royalty hit the ski slopes of Saas Fee to make a music video. ‘Last Christmas’ was officially a Wh(...)

Wham’s Last Christmas video: my template for what successful adulthood looked like when I was a child

This week I have undertaken a critical analysis of some of my favourite Christmas songs. Last Christmas by Wham Wham’s Last Christmas video was (...)

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