Julie Burchill: had a week filled with controversy. Photograph: Getty

Julie Burchill? Isn’t she the English journalist with some weird ideas about Irish people? You could say that. Writing in the Guardian in 2002, she de(...)

Last year vinyl releases outsold digital downloads for the first time
Why vinyl refuses to die
  • Music
  • April 28, 2018, 06:30

Eight years ago, gonzo celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain published a book entitled Medium Raw, which contained a scathing chapter about the phenomenon o(...)

Billy Walsh: has overseen spectacular success for Irish boxers in his years as head coach. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Given how cheaply and meekly the Irish State surrendered its sovereign status in recent years, it really should be no surprise that this sorry mess of(...)

A general view of Dismaland, a collection of satirical art and sculpture by the graffiti artist Banksy, which is to go on show in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.Photograph:  Claire Hayhurst/PA Wire

A family theme park which is proudly being billed by graffiti artist Banksy as not suitable for small children is to open for business. Residents nea(...)

Caitlin Moran’s new book  How to Build a Girl is about the uncertainties experienced by girls growing up.

Caitlin Moran has described how the teenage protagonist of her new book How to Build a Girl is based on fellow writer Julie Burchill and is someone(...)

Manhunter and boy: Tony Parsons. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tony Parsons says that he no longer worries about his “fading former glory”. Was his glory really fading? It was, he says. After huge success in 1999 (...)

Approach with caution: Savages

Last month in Derry I sat in a church pew chatting with Savages. Not the “all-girl band Savages” or the “all-female quartet Savages”. Just Savages.(...)