Joan Didion

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Night’s Candles are Burnt Out by Seán Keating (1928-1929). On loan to the ESB with kind permission of Gallery Oldham, UK

When Inti Guerrero, the curator of EVA International 2018, made an exploratory visit to Limerick to get a sense of what kind of exhibition he might ma(...)

With the wealth of inspiration that the homeliness of Christmas offers, Easter can appear to be literature’s second-string festival. As a festival, Ea(...)

'Valley of the Dolls' is not a taxing, serious or a “difficult” read – which makes it easy to dismiss or demean as part of the genre of “women’s fiction” that is looked down upon for being far too enjoyable

Being a very forthright, down-to-earth woman I very much doubt my nam gave a second thought to the lasting consequences of her actions when she threw (...)

This week Delia Derbyshire was honoured with a posthumous PhD from Coventry University for her amazing work at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Derbyshir(...)

 Cult leader Charles Manson: he preached a demented catechism of misogyny, racism and social paranoia. He was no more intelligent than a dozen other criminal psychopaths

This ought to be the last article on the curious cultural legacy of Charles Manson. We can hope. The infamous cult leader, who has died in prison at t(...)

Paper chase: Aubrey Plaza as the titular stalker in Ingrid Goes West

When you view social media culture from the lofty heights of an older generation, it’s probably best not to seem too condemnatory. Just remember what (...)

Instagram influencer  Taylor (Elizabeth Olsen) and her unhinged stalker Ingrid (Aubrey Plaza) in ‘Ingrid Goes West’:   social media misquotations and mistranslations  pepper the movie

In television-land, the “sadcom” likely peaked sometime between Phoebe Waller-Bridge sobbing through the denouement of Fleabag and Sarah Lynn’s visit (...)

Lisa Tierney-Keogh: ‘I’m an immigrant. I’m an outsider. My perspective on my adopted home is not skewed with sentimentality, nor is it laden with cynicism.’

There was another mass shooting on Sunday. A church in Texas. President Donald Trump said he believed it was caused by a “mental health problem”, not (...)

Turn it up to Eleven! Chomp on that rental furniture, Winona!

The Death and Life of Marsha P Johnson Netflix, October 6th This moving and timely documentary from David French, (the director of the incendiary, A(...)

John Ashbery at his home in New York in  September 2008. His 1975 collection, Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, was the rare winner of the book world’s unofficial triple crown: the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle prize. Photograph: Michale Nagle/The New York Times

John Ashbery, an enigmatic genius of modern poetry whose command of language raised American verse to brilliant and baffling heights, has died at the (...)

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