Mary Beard

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“Attach the word ‘beard’ to a name and immediately great horrors are conjured up even in the dullest imagination.”
In a Word: Beard

I don’t get beards. Or tattoos. Back in the last millennium when I was younger tattoos were so verboten they were associated only with low, violent cr(...)

Leo Varadkar at Body & Soul: ‘I think it’s a case of changing views over time.’ Photograph: Allen Kiely

“I’m always a bit uncomfortable listening to male politicians talking about their journey,” says Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, of his path to feminist enlig(...)

Edna O’Brien

The 2018 Hay Festival, in collaboration with The Pool, published this list of 100 books by women, including works by Iris Murdoch, Edna O’Brien, Maria(...)

The Hardy Bucks: We haven’t seen Eddie, Buzz, French toast and The Boo since 2015

Yee-ha! It’s redneck heaven on the telly this month, with the return of those good ol’ Trailer Park Boys to Netflix at the end of the month, preceded (...)

David Olusoga, Mary Beard and Simon Schama. Photograph: BBC

Perhaps it is because it seems so primitive that a red outline of a human hand from 40,000 years ago inspires such an immediate tingle of connection. (...)

Kate Hoey during the  Brexit campaignin June, 2016. Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty

A Brexit-backing MP has said Ireland will have to pay if it wants to erect a physical border with Northern Ireland if Britain leaves the European Unio(...)

 (L to R) AA Gill, Ed Victor and Alison Jackson at a dinner in 2011 in London. Photograph: Dave M. Benett/Getty Images

Journalist and critic AA Gill, who has died aged 62 will be remembered for his writing style and his use of language. Here are eight quotes from th(...)

Jeremy Clarkson (L) with his good friend AA Gill at a fundraiser in 2014 in London. Photograph: David M. Benett/Getty Images

The journalist AA Gill, who has died aged 62, less than a month after revealing he was seriously ill with cancer in his newspaper column, once shot a (...)

Oscar McHale 6th year student in Stratford College Rathgar with his Classics teacher Delia Donohue. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

“Ancient Rome is important. To ignore the Romans is not just to turn a blind eye to the distant past. Rome still helps to define the way we understan(...)

While the bot was intended to mimic the interactions of millennials, it seemed that Microsoft’s team had failed to foresee one thing: some people can be awful

On the face of it, it must have seemed like a great idea in Microsoft’s labs: build an artificial intelligence (AI) bot and let it learn from the publ(...)

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