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‘Can you tell me anything nice now?’ Winslet asks one historian

More than most professionals, actors are likely to ask themselves the same question that initiates celebrity genealogy show Who Do You Think you Are? (...)

Colm Tóibín: “I can’t do thrillers and I can’t do spy novels. I can’t do any genre-fiction books, really, none of them.”  Photograph: Simone Padovani/Awakening/Getty Images

That thing Voltaire didn’t actually say about defending loopy opinions to the death (I paraphrase) has gone out of fashion in recent years. Too often (...)

Audiobooks can be an expensive habit, so this offer means you don’t have to burn through your Audible account too quickly

For those of you who burn through your Audible credit in the first week, audiobooks can be an expensive habit. At £7.99 (roughly €9) per month, it’s n(...)

Sylvia Plath’s appearance in Leaving Cert English paper two prompted relief in exam halls across the State.

Thousands of English students breathed a sigh of relief this afternoon when the poet Sylvia Plath appeared, as had been widely predicted, on the highe(...)

Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly

On a tour of Ireland, one might easily ask: where are the women? There are statues to a few (we counted just five), a smattering of commemorative plaq(...)

Bologna, Italy

You made it through January, it must be time to reward yourself by planning a weekend away in the spring. There is nothing wrong with the classics – s(...)

Sally Rooney: Waterstones’ staff named Normal People as their favourite book to recommend last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A good measure of a book’s success is: are booksellers tired of being asked if they have it in stock? In one south London bookshop, the owner has put (...)

Still beating: Alexander Skarsgård and Florence Pugh in ‘The Little Drummer Girl’

All decent folk will feel glad for John le Carré. It must be gratifying to find yourself at the centre of the conversation as you negotiate your 87th (...)

We can feel anxious without having a condition termed anxiety.

Anxiety is difficult to navigate. It is a state of mind, or of being, but it is now considered a psychological condition in a way that it never was be(...)

Olivia Cooke and Tom Bateman in Vanity Fair

We’ve had excellent female characters since the days of Chaucer, but these days it’s on the up. There’s the good (Jodie Whittaker as Doctor Who), the (...)

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