James Wood

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Quacks: ‘Some say the more bloody the coat, the greater the surgeon’

There’s a throwaway joke in Star Trek IV – the “save the whales” instalment – in which the crew find themselves on Earth in 1986. Bones, the ship’s do(...)

Alexandra Kleeman: “The author is great on the beauty industry, including a wonderful sequence where A literally paints B to life.”

“B and I were both petite, pale, and prone to sunburn. We had dark hair, pointy chins, and skinny wrists; we wore size six shoes. If you reduced each (...)

The late British art critic and prize-winning author John Berger, who died aged 90,  on January 3rd, 2017. Photograph: Jacob Berger/AFP/Getty Images

Upon his death earlier this week, John Berger was described by British artist David Shrigley as “the best ever writer on art”. It was not the first o(...)

Helen and |, by Meadhbh McHugh, which illustrates the role of subjectivity in theatre. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Art, they say, changes the way we see things. Leonardo Da Vinci lets you gaze on the last supper, each diner arranged for display like the top table o(...)

Trinity Lodge,  South Frederick Street, Dublin

Three beautifully maintained Georgian houses with 26 guest bedrooms close to Trinity College on Dublin’s South Frederick Street are to be offered for (...)

Nascar driver Kurt Busch has accused ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll of being a trained assassin. (Photograph: Simon Bruty /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)

The Nascar driver known as “The Outlaw” testified on Tuesday that he believes his ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin dispatched on covert missions ar(...)