Mark Twain

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Ford’s concept crossover. The company says it will be ‘adding to our product line-up and by 2020 we’ll have the freshest showroom in the industry’.

A demise, as Mark Twain once said, can often be greatly exaggerated. Ford has been taking the scissors to its “conventional” vehicle line-up, both in (...)

Russi Taylor, best known for voicing the Disney character Minnie Mouse, died at  75 years old. Photograph: Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty

The actress who voiced Minnie Mouse for more than 30 years has died at the age of 75. Russi Taylor died in Glendale, California, on Friday, Disney sa(...)

Cork’s Crawford Gallery recently removed fig leaves from statues of Apollo and Adonis. Photograph: Crawford Gallery

In the brilliantly titled Fig Reveal, Cork’s Crawford Gallery recently supervised the removal of fig leaves from its Canova casts. The statues – of Ap(...)

Richard Proffitt’s installation May the Moon Rise and the Sun Set at UCC’s Dept of Music in Sunday’s Well forms part of the festiva

The modest citizens of Cork may wish to avert their eyes from the Crawford Art Gallery during this year’s Midsummer Festival when The Fig Reveal strip(...)

Crack/craic: William Shakespeare would have put a K in it. Image: Painting known as the ‘Chandos portrait’/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Shakespeare was a man who enjoyed the crack. Or even the “craic”, as 97 per cent of Twitter users now spell it, according to a poll being carried out,(...)

“The reader is a computerised female American, so there are unintentionally humorous results when she encounters Irish place-names or other eccentricities.” Photograph: iStock

Googling a Yeats poem the other day, I chanced on a website, poemhunter.com, that not only displays the text but also reads it for you, uninvited. Th(...)

 Shaun Usher: “I became obsessed with the concept of letter-writing and how it was dying out.” Photograph:  Colin McPherson/Corbis via Getty Images

When Shaun Usher started his website nine years ago, he didn’t have world domination on his mind. “I literally started the blog to pass the time in a(...)

In 1888 Mike 'King' Kelly published the first autobiography ever written by a baseball player, and his fame reached new heights.

Earlier this summer, Belfast native PJ Conlon garnered significant media attention when he debuted for the New York Mets and became the first Irish-bo(...)

Jean-Michel Basquiat: he “was like his own university. He was always gathering material and information and storing it.” Photograph: Alexis Adler/Magnolia Pictures

Sara Driver’s new picture, Boom for Real, about the late teenage years of the New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, is a huge cause for celebration. L(...)

Oyster ice cream. Photograph: Alfredo Russo

Though we’re only halfway through the year, I’ve already tasted one of my top dishes for 2018. Have you?  Not surprisingly, I had it when abroad(...)

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