Shilpa Ganatra

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Rod Stewart: ‘Ireland just has some magic for me.’ Photograph: Penny Lancaster

‘You know I’m not allowed to call you darling any more. Or pet, or baby,” Rod Stewart says incredulously, after letting the word slip in our conversat(...)

Director Aoife Kelleher: ‘The first spring in lockdown was hard, but there was a strange novelty to it.’

For the first few months of the first lockdown I was ghostwriting a memoir with Majella Moynihan, so I was quite insulated. My husband was doing all t(...)

Beyoncé: Freedom, featuring Kendrick Lamar, is on Paschal Donohoe’s soundtrack. Photograph: Ivy Park/Adidas

I’ve probably listened to music less recently, because the last year has been dominated by my duties as Minister for Finance. But I’ve taken on a few (...)

Manchán Magan in Ethiopia. Photograph: Florent Mason

Shilpa Ganatra: ‘Oaxaca in Mexico, Madagascar and Belize are now at the top of the list’ This weekend, I was meant to be soaking in the sun(...)

Rachel Allen: “About 60 or 70 people come and spend Christmas at Ballymaloe.”

The Christmas spirit was instilled in TV chef Rachel Allen as a young child, with regular visits to a festive-forward Canada to see her grandparents. (...)

Members of DCU’s students’ union campaign to prevent the deportation of student Shepherd Machaya.

Students at Dublin City University are campaigning to prevent the deportation of a scholarship student who is mid-way through his college degree. Shep(...)

David Morrissey as Aulus Plautius, the leader of the invading Roman army, in Britannia

You hear David Morrissey before you see him: his low, slow, booming voice is clearly an actor’s projection, speaking of Rada training and a theatre ca(...)

True faith: the new-look New Order. Photograph: Andrew Benge/Redferns/Getty

Given their past it may not be a surprise that New Order’s recent history has been an eventful one. The alt-electro pioneers return to Electric Picnic(...)

Hot seat: Adam Buxton at the BFI Southbank, in London, where he stages his Bug series. Photograph: BFI

As many mourned the passing of David Bowie in January a debate resurfaced about whether fans could legitimately grieve for someone they didn’t know. A(...)

Laura Mvula. Photograph: Darren Gerrish/Getty Images

Among a number of people backstage at London’s Islington Assembly Rooms, it takes a moment to realise the slight-framed girl in the baggy sweatshirt (...)

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