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Future zombie hunter Andrew Lincoln sinisterly stalks the impressively durable Keira Knightley in ‘Love Actually’

Oh, how we love the great traditions of Christmas. Just try and prise the Victorian confectionary from our greasy fingers once Advent has begun. The s(...)

Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert: “I’m just like Santa - a big, jolly fat man”

On Christmas Day last year, Aidan Moffat sat down with his 10-year-old son and told him the truth about Santa Claus. “It’s a very emotional day for c(...)

Donald Trump: Dressed up like a million-dollar trouper, is he the last of the megastars? Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP

Oh God. What’s Trump done now? Has he thrown his dung at the zookeeper? Has he stuck a banana in his ear? No, the world’s most powerful baboon has be(...)

Puttin’ on the Ritz was the opening group dance in ‘Dancing with the Stars’ on Sunday night on RTÉ One. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

“Get your glitter on,” or don’t, get your slippers on, it’s Sunday night, and it’s the very first RTÉ episode of Dancing with the Stars, LIVE! from Ar(...)

Riot, with Dr Panti Bliss: already breaking box-office records

What’s in a name? Sixty-nine years ago eight companies arrived uninvited at the inaugural Edinburgh International Festival. The next year they were j(...)

‘I have made mistakes in my American life, but Mashpee isn’t one of them.’

Every weekday, I cross the Bourne Bridge over the Cape Cod Canal going to and from work. Either way, the view from the elevated bridge is spectacular (...)

In a time when DVDs are more likely to be gathering dust in your living room than being used, there’s one subgenre of discs that often survives a cul(...)

Tony McCoy salutes the adoring crowds as he celebrates his Hennessy Gold Cup victory on Carlingford Lough at Leopardstown Racecourse. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The lads knew when to leave Vinny Fitzpatrick “on his Tolberone”, as Fran put it. Apart from a couple of “Alright, Vinny?” there was no genuine effort(...)

Imagine running a marathon in stilettos. While singing your heart out. That’s the kind of mad feat the singular performer Taylor Mac has embarked u(...)

Eydie Gorme.

With her husband Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme, who has died aged 84, was one of the last survivors of an American show-business tradition that dated ba(...)