‘Who would have thought the most boring thing about this was the f**king?’

Ruling on whether or not a film qualified as obscene, in 1964, one US Supreme Court Justice was famously candid about his definition of pornography: “(...)

Michael B Jordan, Tray Chaney, Larry Gilliard Jr and JD Williams in season one of The Wire. Photograph: HBO/The Guardian

When, in 2001, the actor Frankie Faison accepted the role of deputy commissioner Ervin Burrell in a new HBO drama called The Wire, he thought he was s(...)

Our critics have picked their favourite TV shows from 2017 and now it’s over to you. Click on irishtimes.com/ticketawards to vote for your favourite t(...)

James Franco plays both sides of the shackle as twin brothers Vincent, a responsible, enterprising bartender, and Frankie, a raging, destructive id

Early in the first episode of The Deuce (Sky Atlantic, Tuesday, 10pm), David Simon and George Pelecanos’ fantastically conceived and beautifully made (...)

Robert Brown was convicted for murder in Manchester and served 25 years of a life sentence before the verdict was overturned

More than one of the people we hear from in Fallout (RTE One, Thursday, 10.15pm), a documentary on life after conviction and later exoneration, d(...)

David Simon on Donald Trump: “I’ve never seen a more astonishingly ill-equipped human being to lead a nation.” Photograph: Matt McClain/Washington Post via Getty Images

Television creator David Simon is in Ireland this weekend for a public discussion with Richard Ford and Fintan O’Toole about US president Donald Trump(...)

Lively crew: Dublin divorce lawyers, including  Amy Huberman (right), in Striking Out

Search Party When four twentysomething friends in Brooklyn learn about the disappearance of a girl they only vaguely recall from college, they do wha(...)

David Simon, creator of HBO series The Wire, called John Banville “f**knuts” on Twitter. Photograph: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Are you familiar with the word “f**knuts” ? Let the Urban Dictionary enlighten you: “A person so annoying and dumb that they can no longer be classed (...)

Police search a black youth in Notting Hill during race riots in 1958, subject of Laura Wilson’s The Riot. Photograph: Knoote/Getty Images

T he Double (Orion, €19.99) is the second novel from George Pelecanos to(...)