CMAT: ‘I’m making people become interested in personal problems by being entertaining.’ Photograph: Sarah Doyle

“I’m really good at calling in sick and I have an amazing skill of going to a GP and getting whatever I want. Every time I go to a GP, I have a residu(...)

The 1980s in Irish music tend to be eulogised retrospectively as chiefly about U2 and Sinéad O’Connor. Dublin venues were reportedly thronged with hor(...)

Rose McGowan. Photograph: Mike Marsland/WireImage/Getty

Before I meet Rose McGowan, I spend a lot of time wondering which Rose McGowan I am going to meet.  The steely Rose McGowan who faced down her a(...)

Tara Lee: “When I was four years old, I remember being really bored, so my dad said: ‘Why don’t you write a song?’ So I wrote a song about a man in space and thought I was David Bowie.” Photograph:  Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images

Tara Lee was born in the 1990s and can cite cultural cornerstones to prove it. Favourite movie? True Romance. First song she knew the words to? Heart-(...)

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Al Gore with Pharrell Williams: Woolworth’s, with whom  Williams is collaborating, has trade ties with Israel. Photograph: Ruben Spric/Reuters

Concerts scheduled by US pop star Pharrell Williams in South Africa next month face disruptions from pro-Palestine protesters over a promotional deal (...)

Lumiere: My Dearest Dear
  • Music
  • April 5, 2013, 01:00

West Kerry’s Lumiere, aka Pauline Scanlan and Éilís Ní Chinnéide, venture into soft-focus terrain with their second album. The duo are i(...)

Quite a few of us get the bus and do our own housework, thanks. It is true that not all of us can be elected pope – that’s just for biological (...)

David Attenborough doesn’t like rats. It’s true. You’d think a fella who makes a living from animal-kingdom voyeurism would be open-minded when it (...)