Members of the public brave the bad weather in Dublin’s city centre on May 20th. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

For the duration of the pandemic, the Academy, a music venue on Middle Abbey Street in Dublin has been keeping itself (and everyone who passes it) amu(...)

 Alberto Salazar: Nike’s Big Bet’s homage to Alberto Salazar pushed the  idea that would probably make Lance Armstrong laugh. Maybe Salazar was this misunderstood genius who just pushed to the limits without stepping over the line.   Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty

You may have heard recently that another documentary surrounding another Usada victim was about to be the next big thing. Nike’s Big Bet: Alberto Sa(...)

Jeffrey Toobin: banned ‘indefinitely’ from podcasts and airwaves after incident. Photograph: Robert Ascroft

Until Jeffrey Toobin’s fateful appointment with Zoom on October 15th, his quarantine was going better than most people’s. In August his eighth book, T(...)

Malcolm Gladwell. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND INTELLECTUAL MALCOLM GLADWELL TALKS TO PATRICK FREYNE ABOUT STRIKING A BALANCE BETWEEN PERFECT AND POPULAR, THE IMPORTAN(...)

Jarlath Regan: Laura Whitmore has started her own podcast about podcasts called Castaway

Current favourite book I read three or four books on the go, mainly biographies, as research for the podcast, so I mostly read for work. But I recentl(...)

Tiger Woods: one chapter shows talent nurtured early can produce a world champion. Photograph: Phil Coale/AP Photo

David Epstein’s follow-up to his 2014 book The Sports Gene provides a counterbalance to Malcolm Gladwell’s “10,000 hours rule”. In Outliers, Gladwell (...)

Rutger Bregman argues for a 15-hour working week, a world without borders and a basic salary for every citizen. Photograph: Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images

First, Rutger Bregman came for the globalists. In late January at Davos, the Swiss resort where the world’s political and financial elites gather eac(...)

“Let me know when I tell a lie,” Chris Rock says at one point, to dead silence.  Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

3Arena, Dublin ★★★★ It has been nine years since Chris Rock embarked on a major world tour, and in that time he has gone through a divorce, and Trum(...)

Children from around the country compete in table tennis at the Aldi Community Games Festivals. Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

The table quiz final at the Community Games is barely two rounds old and already the fat lady has started to clear her throat within earshot of the te(...)

Lip service: a mouth made up in Maybelline’s Touchable Taupe gives me the illusion that I am a fully functioning adult

In the interests of full disclosure, I should mention that I’m wearing make-up in the photograph on this page. If you met me at 7 o’clock in the morni(...)

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