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American author Rumaan Alam: ‘Creates an atmosphere of dread so convincing and prescient that it stays with the reader long after reading’

 “If the noise returned, say tonight, once the sun had set – once the profound dark of the farmland all around them asserted itself – he wouldn’t(...)

Find the entrance to Glanmore Hall just after Heaney’s cottage and drive past paddocks and up a rise.

Dripping with history and cultural credentials, the Glanmore Estate in Ashford, Co Wicklow, was once home to famous playwright John Millington Synge. (...)

Hollywood stars: Olivia de Havilland, Charlize Theron and Meryl Streep

Anyone who gives a heck about Hollywood was moved by the death of Olivia de Havilland at the weekend. The last surviving star of Hollywood’s golden er(...)

Early on in Saint Frances, a delicious comedy that has a concealed polemic edge, we get something like a declaration of intent. When Bridget (Kelly O’(...)

 Director Joel Schumacher poses backstage during the 11th Annual Hollywood Awards  at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in October 2007 in Los Angeles, California. File photograph: Charley Gallay/Getty

Film director Joel Schumacher has died at the age of 80. The filmmaker, whose hits included Batman Forever, St Elmo’s Fire and The Lost Boys, died of(...)

There is no denying that a sense of the preposterous drifts around Bono like dry ice. But the interesting question is: so what? Photograph: Chad Batka/New York Times

BONO TURNS 60 on Sunday. MAYBE IT’S TIME TO ASK WHAT IT IS THAT HAS MADE HIM THE MOST FAMOUS IRISHMAN OF THE PAST CENTURY After he had become a (...)

You had probably forgotten these ever existed. Sorry about that. 10. KILLING BONO (2011) My main memory of the press screening was, as we staggered (...)

A growing number of customers are turning away from traditional pay-TV providers and looking exclusively at streaming services. Photograph: iStock

When was the last time you watched a TV show when it aired on a scheduled TV channel? While linear TV isn’t in danger of dying off, the popularity of (...)

Julia Roberts: a Hollywood substudio  head proposed the actor play Harriet Tubman. Photograph: Mike Coppola/Getty

A Hollywood executive suggested Julia Roberts play the black slavery abolitionist Harriet Tubman in a film about her life, a screenwriter has claimed.(...)

 Stoneybatter, Dublin:  “I loved living there in the 1990s. Smoke from peat fires suffused the evening light as it slanted across the roofs of terraced houses.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

I love living in the country but sometimes I miss urban life. Despite being far from self-sufficient here on our Wicklow acre, it keeps us busy throug(...)

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