The Edge of U2, in London today, discussing the impact of the Paradise Papers: “We do understand why people are angry with the system as it is, it definitely needs an overhaul. It’s a complex thing, it’s not like one nation can do it on their own.” Photograph: Roisin Ingle

U2 guitarist The Edge has said the criticism of Bono over the Paradise Papers and revelations that he used a Malta-based company to invest in a Lithua(...)

Ross O’Carroll-Kelly: If you’d told me, when I was, like, 16, that I’d end up literally working for a living, I would have asked you, well, what was the point of playing rugby in the first place? Illustration: Alan Clarke

If you’d told me, when I was, like, 16 years old, that one day I’d end up literally working for a living, I would have asked you, well, what was the p(...)

The show suggests that dancing really is Gralton’s cure for everything

At an early point in this handsome, lively and sonorous stage adaptation of Ken Loach’s recent film, one character relates an anecdote that is nowhere(...)

Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield during their second heavyweight title fight at the MGM Grand on June 28th, 1997. Photograph: John Iacono/Sports Illustrated/Getty

Why did you do it, Mike? “Because I’m crazy a little bit and was bleeding all over the place.” “I was frustrated.” “I was angry that he was butting my(...)

Whitney Houston in 1988. Photograph: RDA/Getty Images

 There are few documentary film-makers who many people can put a face and style to. Nick Broomfield is one of them. He’s the bumbling English man(...)

In her prime: a youthful Whitney Houston on stage  in June 1988. Photograph: RDA/Getty Images

On February 11th, 2012, as musical royalty descended on Los Angeles for the Grammys, Whitney Houston checked in to the Beverly Hilton hotel with an en(...)

  South Korea’s new president Moon Jae-in   with prime ministerial  candidate Lee Nak-yeon   and members of the  cabinet during a press conference at the presidential Blue House  in Seoul. Photograph: Kim Min-Hee-Pool/Getty

While most of the attention in South Korea has been on the onerous challenges facing the country’s new leader Moon Jae-in, many are paying more atten(...)

Since 2012 McGrath and Cullen  have been busy gigging and writing music to fill their extending live slots, and this organically developed into enough material where the pair could consider putting out an album

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Destiny’s Child performing on the eve of George W Bush’s inauguration.  They also sang at his inauguration ceremony on  January 20th, 2001 in Washington, DC. Photograph: David McNew/Newsmakers

Donald Trump must feel like the kid who gets picked last at every schoolyard kickabout. The incoming US president’s team will have wanted his inaugur(...)

A festival goer at Longitude in Marlay Park, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Run the Jewels If there’s one thing clear from Run the Jewel’s performance at Longitude, it’s that they are having as much fun, if not more, onstage (...)

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