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‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’  was written for the 1949 film ‘Neptune’s Daughter’, starring Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalban.  Photograph: Mondadori Portfolio by Getty Images

Although not a Christmas song per se, Baby It’s Cold Outside is an annual festive favourite. The call and response duet details a man trying to convin(...)

Management at Lillie’s Bordello said they had “exciting plans coming down the tracks”.

There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth among Ireland’s minor celebrity set this weekend after news broke that Lillie’s Bordello is to close its d(...)

Nicolas Roeg: formulated a singular film language – contorted narrative, awry angles, jarring edits – which  influenced many. Photograph: Ian West/PA

“I think I scratched surfaces that people would prefer were left alone,” Nicolas Roeg told The Irish Times a decade ago. “But all any of us has is thi(...)

Film director Nicolas Roeg, pictured here in 2012, has died. File photograph: Ian West/PA

Film director Nicolas Roeg, whose key credits include Don’t Look Now and The Man Who Fell To Earth, has died at the age of 90. His son Nicolas Roeg j(...)

Wendy Carlos: At the time ‘Switched-On Bach’ was released, the composer was  six months into transgender hormone therapy, and still known as Carlos. Photograph: GAB Archive/Redferns

Since its release 50 years ago, Switched-On Bach has been relegated to the realm of kitsch curiosity; blips and blops produced from tinkerings on prim(...)

After Graham Coxon left Blur in 2003, the Britpop behemoths fizzled out with a whimper. Damon Albarn threw himself into completing the second Gorillaz(...)

England’s Alastair Cook acknowledges the thunderous prolonged ovation as he returns to the pavillion after being dismissed for 147 in his last Test match against India at The Kia Oval in London. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

The Oval was the place to be. For those who crave records, and cricket fans tend to like them, they came and went with the frequency of ticket touts(...)

“Not this month anyway.” Those were the words with which Kevin’s wife, Kate*, let him know that he wasn’t going to become a father. Not yet. It becam(...)

Lights out: Sean Booth and Rob Brown of Autechre

Electronic musicians tend to stage elaborate live shows featuring dazzling lights, eye-popping visuals, and all sorts of bells and whistles. Kraftwerk(...)

Our dad the poet: Seamus, Catherine, Mick, Marie and Chris Heaney in the 1970s. Photograph © Bobbie Hanvey; courtesy National Library of Ireland

Five years after the jolt of Seamus Heaney’s unexpected death we are back at a moment. Back with Heaney, whose poems resonate with the rhythm of the l(...)

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