If the film's great, who cares if it's faithful to the book?
- May 15, 2021, 05:00
Here’s a controversial proposal. Trust nobody who loves a book to give you a reliable assessment of any film or TV series based on that text. “They go(...)
Never mind the Bridgertons, meet England’s first feminist
- January 14, 2021, 05:00
Eagle-eyed viewers of the Netflix hit series Bridgerton may have spotted a portrait of Mary Wollstonecraft hanging in the fictional family’s resi(...)
Can the Covid-19 pandemic help us fix our technology problem?
- June 15, 2020, 11:08
The world has a technology problem. By that, I mean that we currently lack the technology to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. We don’t have a cheap(...)
Book quiz: ‘A plague on both your houses’ is from which Shakespeare play?
- May 10, 2020, 06:00
Welcome to The Irish Times book quiz. You can put your knowledge of all things literary to the test by attempting these 10 questions, compiled by Frey(...)
Put down The Plague, a novel by De Maistre is more hopeful
- April 21, 2020, 05:00
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, many people have sought in literature a balm for current fears and anxieties. In Japan, a translation of Albert Ca(...)
The Perfect Candidate: Mila Al Zahrani’s acting rescues a film slight on plot
- March 27, 2020, 05:00
After the decent Mary Shelley, Haifaa al-Mansour returns to her native Saudi Arabia for another study of the absurd pressures put upon women in that k(...)
Hugh O’Conor: ‘I had to go to Irish college rather than be in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves’
- June 15, 2019, 05:00
Hugh O’Conor is pondering the years after his breakthrough role in My Left Foot. “I didn’t do some jobs I was offered,” he says. “My parents said I h(...)
Silicon Valley’s touted ‘utopia’ helped deliver our current dystopia
- May 12, 2019, 15:30
I am not going to write “a beautiful letter” to Premier Trump, the kind he likes to get from fellow autocrats. But I have to give him credit for one t(...)
Synthetic biology leap does not have to lead to monstrous outcomes
- April 18, 2019, 06:27
Frankenstein’s monster, from the imagination of author Mary Shelley, scared the daylights out of people when the film hit the screens in 1931. It told(...)
The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards: all this year’s nominees
- January 19, 2019, 05:00
A stunning, shape-shifting lament with a bravura star performance. A room-spinning take on an unstaged Samuel Beckett novel. A vivid mingling of forgo(...)
Inside Politics - Susan McKay on the lives of northern Protestants: "It's a full-blown crisis within Unionism"
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