Donald Malarkey: the defining journey of his life was to take him back to Europe, and the battlefields of the second World War

A hundred years ago today, in the town of Astoria, Oregon, was born a man named Donald Malarkey. Astoria is where, back in 1806, the Lewis and Clarke (...)

Joe Dante’s entry into the film business was so cartoonish it might easily be a scene from a Joe Dante movie. Arriving in California as an aspiring ed(...)

Conor Pope: ‘I look at my watch... and am amazed to see I have run further than I have ever run before.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

“Do you wanna be in my gang, my gang, my gang,” screeches Gary Glitter as I run through the Phoenix Park gates. “Jesus, Gary, yours is the very last g(...)

Irish couple Mark Pollock and Simone George speaking at Ted 2018 in Vancouver. Photograph: Ryan Lash/TED

A Ted Talk by an Irish couple – explorer Mark Pollock and human rights lawyer Simone George – about using acceptance and hope to deal with grief, from(...)

Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) and Winnie the Pooh

A few years ago the first trailer for Paddington arrived to an almost universally hostile reception. Disturbed by the uncanny-valley quality of the ex(...)

“Whoever created this account has won, not only the internet, but, yes, my stone cold heart,” David Harbour tweeted

Assuming everyone in the world has already binge-watched the second season of Stranger Things on Netflix and even burned through every episode of afte(...)

Colin Farrell in Tigerland

It has been 17 long years since Colin Farrell first appeared in a major feature. There have been some personal inconveniences along the way, but he ha(...)

Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope: Stefanie Preissner. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Stefanie Preissner, the 28-year-old writer of RTÉ’s new comedy drama Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope, accepts a coffee from Amy Huberman, who is wearing a big (...)

Roald Dahl Plass in Cardiff: a public space named after the author.

Afternoon tea was rather fabulous. There were scrumdiddlyumptious snozzberries, edible teapots, yummy scrummy sandwich bars, loopy lollipop shortbrea(...)

The Jaws first edition also included a drawing by the author, Peter Benchley. The book’s popularity was boosted by the film (bottom right)

The auction of 20th-century first edition books, novels, poetry and drama, collected by Dr Philip Murray, was held at the Gresham Hotel in Dublin on (...)

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