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Great Irish movies: Eamonn Owens as Francie Brady in The Butcher Boy, directed by Neil Jordan

IN VERY PARTICULAR ORDER, HERE’S OUR (CURRENTLY DEFINITIVE) PICK OF THE GREATEST IRISH MOVIES EVER MADE No sane person will sincerely claim that(...)

A mural in Ladywell, south London, by street artist Lionel Stanhope depicting a painting by Flemish master Jan van Eyck wearing a protective face mask. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

When Donald Trump was elected president of the United States in 2016, gravely upsetting the liberal sensibilities of many in the West, one silver lini(...)

A Google Street View image of  the British Museum

To paraphrase a philosophical conundrum: if an artwork exists in a gallery, and nobody sees it, is it still meaningful? As cultural institutions close(...)

KEEPING CALM, KEEPING ACTIVE 1: Chill out with Ten Percent Happier Live We are living in anxiety-inducing times and it is vital that we take care of(...)

Olwyn Donovan from Drimnagh about to kiss The Diceman (Thom McGinty) during her St Valentine’s Day 1992 attempt to set a world record for the number of kisses in eight hours. Photograph: Frank Miller

Thom McGinty is remembered as a theatrical presence on Grafton Street. As a gay icon. As a national treasure. But for me The Diceman was just an obsta(...)

Oh Mona, Robert Ballagh, print, (detail) €100-€150

The final 160 lots from the Patrick and Antoinette Murphy collection, along with a further 100 pieces of art, will be offered in an online sale by Ada(...)

Virgil Abloh for Ikea: the backlit Mona Lisa

Ikea is joining forces with the fashion set, partnered with Virgil Abloh, one of the hottest names on plant fashion, Louis Vuitton’s menswear artistic(...)

Balmain  commissioned British artist Cameron-James Wilson to design a “diverse mix” of digital models, including a white woman, a black woman and an Asian woman

The kiss between Bella Hadid and Miquela Sousa, part of a Calvin Klein commercial last month, struck many viewers as unrealistic, even offensive. Had(...)

Graham, by Patricia Piccinini (Australia): what would a human, “perfectly” enhanced to survive a car crash look like?

Watching TV a while ago, my brother remarked how none of the adverts would make him buy anything. My brother is a problem for advertisers: he is one o(...)

Royal Collection Trust head of prints and drawings Martin Clayton with a drawing which has been recently confirmed as a portrait of Leonardo Da Vinci. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

A sketch of a bearded man, owned by the Royal Collection, has been “identified” as Leonardo da Vinci. The picture, in which the subject “appears a l(...)

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