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Golden Globe nominee: Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman, with Carey Mulligan and Bo Burnham. Photograph: Merie Weismiller Wallace/ Focus Features

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has recognised a healthy wad of Irish talent with its nominations for this month’s Golden Globe Awards. Tomm M(...)

Ammonite, starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, studies the growing sexual relationship between two real-life fossil hunters in 19th century England

This is the time of year when we whine about awards season starting six months before the Oscar ceremony. Have the lamps gone out on gongs chatter? Wi(...)

Muhammad Ali stands between rounds next to cornerman Drew Bundini Brown during the heavyweight championship against Earnie Shavers at Madison Square Garden on September 29th, 1977 in New York. Photo: Robert Riger/Getty Images

During its broadcast of his second fight with Ken Norton in 1973, ABC introduced a special in-picture feature that allowed viewers to watch Bundini Br(...)

Rod Stewart at the 3Arena. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell, The Irish Times

The Voice of Rod ranks as among classic pop’s seven wonders. It descends from on-high at the 3Arena, whisking the audience off to soft rock singalong (...)

Russain Dolls

Paddleton February 22nd Paddleton Alex Lehmann’s Netflix film Blue Jay was a small but beautifully formed indie-flick about intimacy (...)

“In the words of that great Northern Irish singer Van Morrison, it is time we all moved from the dark end of the street to the bright side of the road(...)

In this November 2017 photo, Aretha Franklin attends the Elton John Aids Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Gala in New York. Photograph:  Andy Kropa/Invision/AP

Named the “Queen of Soul” in a mock coronation on a Chicago stage in 1967, Aretha Franklin – who has died aged 76 – reigned majestically until her dea(...)

What Classic soul updated for the modern era. Where Fort Worth, Texas Why Leon Bridges’s debut album, Coming Home, from 2015, was filled with tasteful(...)

Denis Sulta: techno-leaning beats and high-tempo disco-soul vocals

New artist of the week: Denis Sulta What: UK house music’s young leader Where: Scotland Why: The generational difference on the dancefloor was rece(...)

Charles Bradley performing in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2014. the singer dies on Saturday aged 68. Photograph: Ron Harris/AP

Fame came late to the soul singer Charles Bradley, who died on Saturday of cancer aged 68. He did not record his first single until 2002, and made his(...)

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