Oscar Wilde

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At home: Dodie Smith – who also wrote The Hundred and One Dalmatians – in 1934. Photograph: Sasha/Getty Images

Dodie Smith’s I Capture the Castle, first published 65 years ago, remains one of the most acute and entertaining fictional portrayals of young adultho(...)

Love/Hate: Peter Coonan as Fran, whose reappearing tooth became a topic of conversation

There is only one thing worse than being talked about and that’s not being talked about. It is as true for a television drama as it is when Oscar W(...)

Christopher Cull, Stephen Richardson, Peter Tansits in The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being EarnestMillennium Forum, Derry*****There is plenty of black and white in the new NI Opera and Wide Open Opera production of Ge(...)

George Moore (1852-1933) by Édouard Manet

The Irish writer George Moore (1852-1933) said Paris was his “Oxford and Cambridge”. Although he inhabited the French capital for only seven years, fr(...)

When Clio Barnard’s film The Selfish Giant was unveiled triumphantly at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight last May, more than a few critics bandied arou(...)

The Selfish Giant

Clio Barnard’s first film was so determinedly weird you left the cinema worrying if it might end up being a glorious one-off. The Arbor placed recordi(...)

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Q I feel brilliant most of the time, but I can’t find a serious relationship, so what’s standing in my way? I am highly creative and don’t conform to (...)

Every now and then, when meeting an interviewee, one requires some identifying information to pick him or her out from the crowd. “I’ll be wearing a b(...)

Private Wealth Management

‘I don’t approve of what Wall Street and the wealthy have done to this country, but they are the very ones buying my paintings.” The quote, from Ameri(...)

Ancient cannibalistic religions have less eccentric calendars than does the movie universe. The long run-in and dreary aftermath to Christmas d(...)

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