Louis Theroux

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Dr Sinead McArdle, a consultant in emergency medicine in the Mater Hospital

There are some people who can keep their cool in a crisis, like nerveless trained professionals in a hospital’s A&E department. And then there are(...)

Junk Ensemble and Tom Clonan perform Soldier Still at the Mac, Belfast

Soldier Still The Mac, Belfast Tuesday October 17th & Wednesday October 18th 7.45pm £12-£25 belfastinternationalartsfestival.com A hit at this ye(...)

Louis Theroux is back in teh US for his new series,  Dark States.  Photograph: Freddie Claire

Louis Theroux’s interview technique is blunt and relentless, like a terse interrogation designed to coax an exact confession. “Do you have a job?” he (...)

The engaging Damsin Idris as Franklin Saint in  Snowfall

Opening with a swooping, twirling camera shot through the hazy summer sunshine of South Central LA, over a song that would provide the hook to Califor(...)

The 2,000 plus who attend created an atmosphere in Turners Cross as addictive as the temple of the Camp Nou. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

I am a football romantic. I worship at the church of Cruyffism. I enjoy (to quote John Giles) tippy-tappy football. I like watching midfielders dictat(...)

When you’re frantically juggling, it’s all too easy to mistake “urgent” for “important”. Photograph: Getty

If you’ve ever worked for a US multinational, Stephen Covey’s urgent-versus-important matrix is unlikely to have escaped your attention. If not, you (...)

In her prime: a youthful Whitney Houston on stage  in June 1988. Photograph: RDA/Getty Images

On February 11th, 2012, as musical royalty descended on Los Angeles for the Grammys, Whitney Houston checked in to the Beverly Hilton hotel with an en(...)

Ralph Steadman cartoon of Hunter Thompson, from the 2008 documentary Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S Thompson directed by Alex Gibney

One day in 1970 Ralph Steadman was out on a boat, covering the America’s Cup yacht race and feeling seasick. The illustrator’s companion on the water(...)

Louis Theroux, the mischievous British documentarian,  tweeted: ‘Looks like My Sc’tology Movie won’t get an Irish release due to blasphemy laws’

A bizarre fog of rumour has clouded around the decision by Altitude Film Distribution not to release Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie in Irish cin(...)

Hot seat: Adam Buxton at the BFI Southbank, in London, where he stages his Bug series. Photograph: BFI

As many mourned the passing of David Bowie in January a debate resurfaced about whether fans could legitimately grieve for someone they didn’t know. A(...)

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