Heath Ledger

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No thesis is being laid out. No conclusion is being drawn about the white male’s role in society

Even before Joker unexpectedly won the Golden Lion at Venice – following in the footsteps of Tarkovsky, Visconti and Cassavetes – the discourse had be(...)

Rosita Boland in Bangalore, in India: ‘That we go out of our doors in the morning and mostly return unscathed in the evening seems a small daily miracle to me.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

BITING DOGS, VENOMOUS SNAKES, new WORLDS AND LOST FRIENDS: AN EXCLUSIVE EXTRACT FROM ELSEWHERE, THE IRISH TIMES JOURNALIST’S NEW BOOK Luck. Good(...)

Directed by Todd Phillips, Joker is set for release in October

The trailer for the hotly anticipated Batman spinoff Joker has hit the internet. Starring Joaquin Phoenix in a role already played by Jack Nicholson (...)

The tactic had been suggested at the outbreak of war by a retired admiral from Cork

One of the youngest soldiers to fight in the first World War was an apprentice blacksmith from Leeds named Horace Iles. He was only 14 when the confli(...)

Coulrophobia is defined as an “irrational fear of clowns”. Irrational m’arse.

Imagine that the latest media hysteria concerned an outbreak of killer teddy bears or demonic bunny rabbits. After listing the incidents, reports wou(...)

Ramsay Bolton can lay claim to being one of the nastiest villains in TV history

In the end Ramsay Bolton got what he deserved. Well that may be overstating things: it’s hard to imagine a demise dire enough to adequately punish the(...)

Should you ever require an Oscar winner to compile cheat notes for a play, might we point you towards Geoffrey Rush, an actor who can make you rethin(...)

Jon Bernthal, right, as Punisher in Daredevil

I am sitting in a hotel corridor munching on a free bun and waiting for my turn to interview Jon Bernthal, who will play Marvel’s comic anti-hero Pun(...)

Jenny Lee Lindberg, whose new record is a solo outing. Photograph: Mia Kirby

You might think everything has come easy for Warpaint bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg. Her rise from small-town girl to revered LA indie rock star seems t(...)

Dead Poets Society: John Keating (Robin Williams) is no ordinary English teacher

Grease (1978) It’s a classic back-to-school scene, soundtracked by a classic hit song, Summer Nights. You know the story: it’s 1959, and too-co(...)

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