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Gillian Anderson as former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher

In one respect at least, Margaret Thatcher has caught up with her political hero. Like Winston Churchill (always “Winston” to the eventual Baroness), (...)

Technicians handle Banksy’s Show me the Monet, a reimagining of Claude Monet’s water lilies, at Sotheby’s in central London.  Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA

Banksy’s reimagining of Claude Monet’s Impressionist water lilies has fetched more than £7.5 million at auction, easily surpassing expectations. Show(...)

Actor John Wayne plays Ethan Edwards in The Searchers. Photograph: Warner Bros/AP Photo

Among the waves of bizarre news last week, one gobbet stood out for lovers of cinema. For a day or so, Mattie McGrath caused his own name and that of (...)

Sir Bernard and Lady Docker. Known by the gossip columns as “Naughty Norah”, she married three millionaires and spent their money with relish. Photograph: Getty Images

Many years ago, my mother went through a brief phase of inventing words and expressions. “He was hyrannical,” she would say, to describe someone who h(...)

Kathleen Swaine was described at her funeral Mass as ‘a cross between Marilyn Monroe and Sue Ellen Ewing, but smarter and more fun’.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

Robert Mitchum in a scene from Ryan’s Daughter. Photograph: Stanley Bielecki Movie Collection/Getty Images

When the Ryan’s Daughter crew of 200 colonised the Dingle peninsula for the making of his film in 1969, the director David Lean took over the newly-bu(...)

To a collector or an enthusiast, the subtle gradations of colour in red lipsticks are the difference between brightening the face or dulling it. Red i(...)

Accentuate the positive: make-up artist Nick Barose’s brightly painted eyes, to match a floral face covering

As a make-up artist, Keita Moore has become an observer of faces. Months ago, in the early stages of the pandemic, he saw very little make-up when he (...)

Andy Warhol: “His art was a really revolutionary statement . . . The New York art world before Warhol emerged was dominated by abstract expressionism.”

Upon entering London’s new Warhol exhibition – the Tate Modern’s first retrospective of ‘the Pope of Pop’ in 20 years – you will find much of his best(...)

The Ireland resident and former Sydney Rose visits home in the midst of the bushfires: AUSTRALIA AS A COUNTRY MIGHT HAVE BEEN COLONISED, SHE WRITES(...)

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