Christian Louboutin: “I had to go to pubs all over London searching for Guinness cans without green paint.”

The shoemaker to the rich and famous, finds inspiration in childhood, conversation, collecting... and guinness beer cans When Christian Loubouti(...)

“For some years now, we have provided an occasional stop-over on a sort of underground railroad transporting stray cats and their offspring.” Photograph: Getty Images

An unintended effect of the State-wide move to Covid Level 3 is that, since Tuesday, our house has been overrun by kittens. This is because, for some (...)

Dionne Warwick: the Covid-19 shutdown has ‘taken the running-through-airports out my life for a minute’

Dionne Warwick is 79 and on fire. In 2019 she released two albums, kicked off a Las Vegas residency and won a lifetime-achievement Grammy award. This (...)

Lot 58: ‘Low Water, Spring-Tide, Clifden’ by Jack B Yeats, €40,000-€60,000 Adam’s

Two forthcoming Irish art sales will feature a great mix of contemporary and period artworks from both Irish and international artists. Adam’s on St (...)

Steve McQueen: Wore his own clothes

Just last week, Jack Lyon, among the few remaining veterans of the escape from Stalag Luft III in 1944, died at his home in Bexhill-on-Sea. A former R(...)

Empty stands at Santa Anita Racetrack in Arcadia, California. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Santa Anita, sitting in the shadow of southern California’s San Gabriel mountains, has always been a special place for American racing fans. Horses li(...)

Anna, Lady Oxmantown in the library of Birr Castle wearing a green crepe wool Jacqmar dress that belonged to her grandmother in law Anne, Countess of Rosse. The dress would have flouted wartime restrictions so it is believed that Anne bought it prior to the war.

“Had a wonderful time in this I am ashamed to say” goes a note written by Countess Anne Rosse of Birr Castle on a long green crepe dress by Victor Sti(...)

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(...)

John Connors in Cardboard Gangsters

“I can’t watch my own films,” says Mark O’Connor. “All I can see are mistakes.” He winces and blushes at the very idea: “Flaws everywhere. Just… no.” (...)

US artist Ryan Mendoza stands in Berlin next to the reassembled former house of Rosa Parks. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty

From her self-imposed Paris exile, Marlene Dietrich sang wistfully about her suitcase in Berlin. Rosa Parks can now do one better. Some 12 years afte(...)

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