Jimi Hendrix

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Beck: “It would be very easy to come along and make something deliciously krautrock, or hide in the safety of the familiar.”

If there was ever a musician who is capable of whipping something novel out of the unexpected, it’s Beck Hansen. The Californian has spent his career (...)

Pearl embellished high neck top, €98 from Nasty Gal

Those sooty eyes and bushy eyebrows, not to speak of her mischievous sense of humour, outspoken opinions and 43 million Instagram followers, help keep(...)

Young people standing in the mud and water and talking, during Woodstock in August, 1969. Photograph: John Dominis/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty

Anybody keen on celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock deserves whatever comes their way. Fighting dysentery to the strains of the Paul Butter(...)

Paul Allen   speaks  in New York, US, in April 2011. File photograph: Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg

Had I ever met Paul Allen? Following the announcement of Allen’s death at 65 this week from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, an editor wanted to know if I’d ev(...)

  Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen waves as he is honored for his 20 years of team ownership before an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Seattle. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel, arts and culture and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist, has died aged 65. His death wa(...)

Johnny Depp: Excellent in ‘Ed Wood’

The grim soap opera that is Johnny Depp’s career – less Dynasty, more a gothic telenovela – took another swerve last week with the publication of a fa(...)

They’ll have a field day with this when Facebook is invented: Anthony Andrews and Jeremy Irons in ‘Brideshead Revisited’

The time when media fatheads humblebrag about doing badly in their Leaving Certificate has passed. We are now in the later stages of an equally infuri(...)

Seattle has a sort of mellow ambience that has a feel of Cork or Dublin, though on a much vaster scale.

Before going to Seattle, I had not given much consideration to visiting. It was the setting of Sleepless in Seattle, obviously, and, more recently, Fi(...)

Michael Murphy: wherever he plays, he’s likely to be pivotal to Donegal’s hopes of beating Tyrone to book a place in the All-Ireland semi-final.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The epiphany was, according to Keith Duggan on these pages, like a realisation that they had been using Jimi Hendrix as a roadie for the past couple o(...)

Pope John Paul II’s visit to Galway in  1979. That experience confirmed your isolation from the church and propelled you towards a life resisting the establishment.

Greetings, older columnists. The Holy Father will be here sooner than you think. There are only two months to go before editors demand nostalgic piece(...)

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