Alex Gibney. Photograph:  Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Alex Gibney’s No Stone Unturned is an odd sort of documentary. The staggeringly prolific film-maker – veteran of investigations into Scientology, Enro(...)

‘Here in Nashville, we have gathered a misfit family.’ Photograph: Getty Images/iStock

In recent months, something has started to upset me. I hear phrases like “I’m gonna take out the trash” or “check the mail” or “fill up on gas” coming(...)

Paul Howard with the Ross O’Carroll-Kelly statue in Dublin city centre. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

1. Where Ross Doesn’t Drink Heineken (1998) It all started in the autumn of 1997. I was in the Sunday Tribune newsroom one Friday evening talking to (...)

Rolling Stone made its mark in the 1970s and 80s with cutting-edge music and political coverage.

Jann Wenner, co-founder of Rolling Stone is putting his majority stake up for sale, ready to relinquish control of the magazine that has stood for the(...)

That’s right, it’s a propeller for added speed by JP Donleavy (2017)

The first love of JP Donleavy, who has died at the age of 91, was painting. It is said he wrote his most famous novel, The Ginger Man, in a fit of pi(...)

Writer-director-actor Warren Beatty in Los Angeles: “Rather than sit around and mourn the demise of the big screen and an audience of hundreds, we should be waiting for a revival of movies that are not sequels: a revival of the unknown.” Photograph: Emily Berl/New York Times

There’s a photograph of Warren Beatty that I’ve often wondered about. In it, Nancy Reagan is beaming like a star-struck teenager. Warren Beatty is bes(...)

File photograph dated May 2016 of Johnny Depp at the premiere of Alice Through the Looking Glass.  Photograph:   Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File

Former managers for the actor Johnny Depp have alleged he spent $3m firing the late author Hunter S Thompson’s ashes from a cannon. “All I’m doing i(...)

Ralph Steadman cartoon of Hunter Thompson, from the 2008 documentary Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S Thompson directed by Alex Gibney

One day in 1970 Ralph Steadman was out on a boat, covering the America’s Cup yacht race and feeling seasick. The illustrator’s companion on the water(...)

The Main Street Pier on Florida, Daytona Beach. Photograph: Getty

When choosing our holiday destination, my wife was four months pregnant so “no surprises” was the dominant criteria, closely followed by proximity to(...)

In the 1970s, Daria Blackwell was among one of the first female patrons of McSorley’s Old Ale House, one of New York’s oldest Irish bars. Photograph: Leonard J. DeFrancisci

The Irish Times’ Generation Emigration project is on the hunt for the best Irish pub in the world outside Ireland. The following is one of the entr(...)

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