Sissy Spacek in ‘Carrie’

Stephen King is not the most-adapted author in history. It just feels that way. The International Movie Database lists a staggering 238 credits, but t(...)

Following an extended hiatus, the second album from New York-based duo HDLSS (that’s Headless with the vowels gone Awol) is a sumptuously detailed whi(...)

Director Jonathan Demme at the “Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids” premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The US director Jonathan Demme, who won an Oscar for The Silence of the Lambs, has died at the age of 73. The cause of death has been announced as “oe(...)

Adele: the only artist to win Grammys for album, record and song of the year twice. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Adele swept the 59th annual Grammy Awards for her album 25, an enormous hit around the world, in a night that shut out Beyoncé from the major awards a(...)

Barack  Obama: the thing that brings people together to have the courage to take action  is not just that they care about the same issue, it’s that they have shared stories. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Q: These books that you gave to your daughter Malia on the Kindle, what were they? Some of your favourites? A: I think some of them were sort of th(...)

The media gathered beneath the US flag at a Hillary Clinton event in New York on election night. Photograph: Elsa/Getty Images

It’s over and nobody really won because the United States has lost so much dignity, honour, respect and hope – qualities that matter more than wealth.(...)

Enjoyment is very important when it comes to close family relationships. Photograph: IStock

In this six-part series, John Sharry advises parents on how to promote emotional wellbeing and confidence in children and teenagers    Wh(...)

‘We spent two classes puzzling out how it could be that work as vital as Charabanc’s is neglected.’ Above, Eleanor Methven, cofounder of Charabanc, speaking at the Abbey. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Sometimes life imitates art. Recently, however, life has been imitating my teaching curriculums. For example, in early 2014, just as I was revving up(...)

Curator Koyo Kouoh

Sometimes it takes an outsider to see things clearly. For Koyo Kouoh, the curator of next year’s EVA International in Limerick, it seems obvious th(...)

Belarussian journalist and writer Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 Nobel literature winner, following a news conference in Minsk, Belarus on Thursday.  Photograph: Sergei Grits/AP

Svetlana Alexievich, a Belarussian journalist and prose writer, won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday “for her polyphonic writings, a monumen(...)