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The late Peter Fonda with his father Henry and daughter Jane,  circa 1963. Photograph: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

The rebels of the 1960s are beginning to die of something like old age. Peter Fonda – who has died aged 79 – was nearly 30 when Easy Rider emerged in (...)

Made for $400,000, Easy Rider  took $60 million at the box office

The 1960s began 50 years ago this week. Okay, we may be a few years off the mark. That decade may have begun with the release of Bonnie and Clyde two (...)

Actor Rip Torn: died aged 88. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Screen and stage star Rip Torn has died at the age of 88. Torn made his reputation in the works of Tennessee Williams and played roles as diverse as (...)

Interior designer Emma Kelly at her home in Kinsale, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/ Provision

For businesswoman Una McIntosh, the draw of the sea was too much to keep her living in the beautiful 3,500sq ft stone home she had just built, on one (...)

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 (...)

In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

An  empty frame at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, in Boston, US, which used to house a Rembrandt stolen in 1990. Photograph: Brooks Kraft/Corbis via Getty Images

The proceeds of the largest art heist in history may be in Ireland, after being given to the IRA by murdered Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, a prominen(...)

Arrest mugshots of James “Whitey” Bulger, the late mobster who terrorised south Boston in the 1970s and 1980s.  “Black Mass” and “The Departed” drew glamourous versions of his character.

In a better world, we’d eulogise only the virtuous. We’d make films about philanthropists, anti-poverty campaigners and people who rescue kittens from(...)

An undated photograph of James “Whitey” Bulger holding the son of fellow gangster John Martorano. Photograph:  US attorney’s office of Massachusetts handout via Reuters

James “Whitey” Bulger, the South Boston mobster and FBI informer who was captured after 16 years on the run and finally brought to justice in 2013 for(...)

Pope Francis, who is soon to visit Ireland. For entreprensurs, to be able to see every situation as an opportunity is an incredible gift. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

Legend has it my neighbour made his fortune entirely from Pope John Paul II’s visit to Ireland in 1979. While only an infant at the time, the closing (...)

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