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Wendy James on The Velvet Underground and Nico: ‘The band taught me how to write a pop song with as much sneering, insouciant naivety as Lou Reed.’

The first time I ever heard their first album The Velvet Underground and Nico was in a bedsit with Nicholas Christian Sayer, the guitarist and my musi(...)

Liss Ard estate near Skibbereen in west Cork is going for  €5m

Liss Ard, the one-time west Cork artists’ haven (currently operating as a country house hotel and wedding venue) took the plungethis week when its ask(...)

A perfect day: Daniel Stewart

The 2018 marathon playlist: 1. The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary. 2. Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy. 3. Lou Reed – A Perfect Day. Driving down into the cl(...)

Given the fact that it’s been almost six full years since Scissor Sisters announced their “indefinite hiatus”, you’d be forgiven for thinking Jake She(...)

Louise Brooks in “Pandora’s Box”: director GW Pabst wanted her for the role.

Watching the newly restored version of Pandora’s Box, one can’t help but suspect that Louise Brooks, who died in 1985, is some contemporary YouTube st(...)

Beck: from the electro-funk of Midnite Vultures to the grunge-folk of Sea Change, he’s got all the  bases covered. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Co-headline shows are not unheard of, but usually they’re nominal in nature, with one act head and shoulders over the other in terms of pulling power.(...)

Central Park: keen birders can find as many as 100 species here on a single autumn day. Photograph: iStock

Lou Reed’s quintessential 1970s hymn to New York nightlife, Walk on the Wild Side, is limited to the strange behaviour of the human animal. Over recen(...)

When a band you’ve never heard of presents a “rock opera” that posits the not-unthinkable notion of plonking a 1970s pop/pre-punk group into 2018, the(...)

When does an influence stray into pastiche? It’s doubtful that QTY went out of their way to ape their musical idols, but even Dan Lardner would admit (...)

Art and motion: Luas passed the Abbey Theatre.

“It makes people think differently. It’s going to network the city in a way that artists love,” says Dublin City Council’s arts officer Ray Yeates whe(...)

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