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Irish woman Carmel Snow, who was editor of Harper’s Bazaar. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

The recently widowed Annie White was charged with managing the Irish Village Concession at the 1893 Chicago World Fair following the untimely death of(...)

The logo of luxury  retailer Tiffany & Co is seen on 5th Avenue in Manhattan. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

LVMH has offered $14.5 billion for jeweler Tiffany and Co in a bid that could result in chairman Bernard Arnault’s biggest ever takeover and expand th(...)

The Portman Group’s ruling on the cocktail was less to with impropriety than with the implicit suggestion that it might aid performance in the boudoir.

Lovely old Marks & Spencer. With their Cornish Pasties and their sensible underwear. The average Irish Times reader can stroll the aisles without (...)

 US actress and fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt: her catches included Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly and the photographer Gordon Parks. Photograph: Intercontinentale/AFP

Born: February 20th, 1924 Died: June 17th, 2019 Gloria Vanderbilt, the original “poor little rich girl”, inherited vast family wealth at the high pr(...)

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ author Harper Lee in a local courthouse while visiting her hometown. Photograph: Donald Uhrbrock/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

His name is William Maxwell. He works in the roughneck industries of mid-20th-century Alabama, rock breaking with explosives, pulpwooding, but mostly (...)

Author of To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee: worked on true crime case. Photograph: Donald Uhrbrock/Time Life Pictures/Getty Image

A long-rumoured briefcase containing research materials for the beginnings of a true crime book by Harper Lee has been found, confirming that the To K(...)

‘The Hole in the Ground’ writer-director Lee Cronin: “You really need the wind at your back.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Lee Cronin, writer-director of Irish horror film The Hole in the Ground, has one eye on the forecast. His debut feature will be released in Irish and (...)

Edith “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale. Photograph: Peter Beard

In 1972, photographer Peter Beard and socialite Lee Radziwill – the younger sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis – had the idea of making a film about(...)

 Writer Tom Wolfe arrives at Time magazine’s 100 most influential people dinner in New York, US, April  2005. File photograph: Jeff Christensen/Reuters

Tom Wolfe, the essayist, journalist and author of bestselling books including The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff and Bonfire of the Vani(...)

American author Henry James in the early 20th century. Photograph: William M Van der Weyde/George Eastman House/Getty Images

Although I often feel that I have been reading him since I was in the cradle, the somewhat embarrassing fact is that I came late to Henry James. It wa(...)

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