American author and literary critic Edmund White  in Paris. Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty Images

The title should make admirers of Edmund White smile. Paris may well be White’s pearl, but he in fact is the real pearl, moving around inside an aloof(...)

PJ Harvey is among those participating in the Borris Festival of Writing and Ideas.

More than 500 competitors are expected to take part in An Ras Mor in Cork Harbour tomorrow as part of this year’s extended Ocean to City Maritime Fest(...)

A drummer leads a procession for the memorial service for Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of Malcolm X, at the First Corinthian Baptist Church in New York last night. Mr Shabazz died on May 9th in a popular tourist area of Mexico City after being assaulted outside a bar, the authorities said. Photograph: Michael Appleton/The New York Times

Eleven young people were brazenly kidnapped in broad daylight from an after-hours bar in Mexico City’s Zona Rosa, a normally calm district of offices,(...)