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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(...)

Observers of Theresa May’s management of Brexit might raise some questions about the details and progress made. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Pool/EPA

There is a scene in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the (original) movie adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic, where Wonka (Gene Wilder) demons(...)

Roald Dahl classic ‘The BFG’ was the fifth most borrowed book from Dublin City Council libraries in 2017.

More than €360,000 in fines were levied on people who dropped their books back late to the library last year across Dublin. Dublin City Council had t(...)

Avengers: Infinity War: the team behind the film has gone to great lengths to guard the story prior to its release this week. Photograph: Marvel Studios Photograph: Marvel Studios

This article may contain spoilers. Possibly. The word has been so semantically unstable of late that we’re not entirely sure. Speaking to Benedict Cu(...)

Wickedly good: Matilda the Musical at the  Bord Gais Energy Theatre

Matilda the Musical Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin. Ends April 28th, 7.30pm (Mats 2.30pm) €25-€73 bordgaisenergytheatre.ie When the Royal Shakespe(...)

Cillian Murphy stars as Dad in Grief is the Thing with Feathers

The worst thing in the world has happened, yet the world doesn’t have the decency to notice. “Where are the fire engines? Where is the noise and clam(...)

Step back: Will Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story move the action from the now-prized real estate of west Manhattan? Photograph: Ernst Haas/Hulton Archive

Top archaeologists have just released an analysis of pictograms accompanying Paleolithic cave paintings. They read as follows: “Another remake! Men th(...)

Brigid O’Dea: ‘In a world that valorises our early-rising, gym-going, stomach-crunching, super-food-munching peers, the belly is the antithesis to this culture of unattainable and unrealistic perfection.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan

‘Why don’t you ever ask me about my body image?” I asked my therapist. He paused, taken aback. “I didn’t think it was an issue for you,” he replied h(...)

 Daniel Day-Lewis  and Paul Thomas Anderson  discussing a scene on the set of  Phantom Thread. Photograph:  Laurie Sparham/Focus Features

There is no Hallmark card or self-help brochure that says “so you’ve ruined Daniel Day-Lewis”, but if there were I’d be handing one over to Paul Thoma(...)

Oliver Jeffers and his son Harland who has proved an inspiration to his doting dad.

Looking at Oliver Jeffers, you cannot help but think he himself would make a wonderful illustration. Wide-eyed, expressive and still boyish at 40, in (...)

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