Gordon Gekko

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Michael Douglas as Wall Street’s Gordon Gekko, whose leadership style was ‘predatory and psychopathic’

If you’ve often thought your boss was like a cross between the ruthless Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians and the icy Don Draper from Mad Men, you co(...)

US president Donald Trump. His  ‘warped view of masculinity has warped the US’s response to a deadly pandemic’. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP

Macbeth has his doubts. But his wife taunts him about his manliness until he bloodies his country. It’s hard to believe, four centuries after Shakes(...)

Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in “Wall Street”:  Ruthlessness is often prized in financial circles but it turns out that nice guys don’t always finish last

Nothing boosts stock market sentiment quite like rising prices. The latest Investors’ Intelligence poll of newsletter writers shows bulls outnumber(...)

Anthony Scaramucci at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, last Thursday. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

US president Donald Trump’s now former communications director sparked controversy with his talk of backstabbing in Washington DC and use of colourful(...)

“It is surely not a plot spoiler to reveal that Yeats is always rebuffed by Maud Gonne”

In Yeats Besotted, now running daily at lunchtime in Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, the action starts with WB’s landmark speech to the Senate during the 1925 (...)

Unfinished business: speakers on stage at the Theatre of Change Symposium at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin (from left) Gideon Levy, Gabriel Gbadamosi, Mark O’Halloran, Mary McAuliffe, Jaki Irvine, Nuala Hayes, Penny Arcade, Fiach MacConghail, Sarah Jane Scaife, Zoe Lafferty, Lian Bell, Dominic Campbell, Dr Emer O’Toole, Dr Susan Cahill and Fearghus O’Conchuir. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

1.  We need to become more body conscious If this year’s Abbey symposium chooses too wide a theme to fully cohere, it is helpful to root discu(...)

Ireland’s Madeline Perry – currently ranked No 8 in the world – in action. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Can someone explain why squash isn’t an Olympic sport but the trampoline is? BMX-riding is worthy of Olympic inclusion too, a none-too subtle attempt (...)

Jordan Milne

In the 1987 movie Wall Street , ruthless corporate raider Gordon Gekko abruptly leaves the t(...)