Hugh O’Conor - ‘the cheery Dubliner has emerged as one of our busiest hyphenates.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

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(...)

Kwanghi Chan and Kevin Hui. Photograph: Kate Packwood

Growing up in America in the 1980s, I longed to be Molly Ringwald. At 41, I am at home with being Chinese. My mother, who was born in Taiwan but grew (...)

Republican Nancy Pelosi. The spectacle at the Capitol on Thursday, as she reclaimed the gavel, was redolent of that iconic “Breakfast Club” scene, with all its rebellious energy and zeal to fight The Man. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Lucky there’s no Saturday detention at the Capitol. Republicans – and some Democrats – would certainly make like Mr Vernon, the Breakfast Club discipl(...)

Baloney: Jem and the Holograms. Photograph:  Universal

As a film critic, I am expected to pretend familiarity with all source material from Car 54, Where Are You? to Nikolai Gogol’s Dead Souls. Is there a(...)

The editors of Women in Clothes, Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton and Sheila Heti. Photograph: Gus Powell

There are fashion books and there are style books, and then there is Women in Clothes, a dense, diverse tome from Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits and L(...)

A Happenings screening of ‘The Big Lebowski’ at Fitzwilliam Square in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The notion of the pop-up is old news. The chichi boutique; the concept store selling sugar bowls in 12 varieties; the molecular Spanish gastronomy-(...)