Leonard Cohen

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These Rooms, a dance-theatre fusions with Anu, a highlight for this past year

Your 2016 highlights? It was a great year for the elderly: the last, hilarious and heartbreaking, volume of Samuel Beckett’s letters; Leonard Cohen’s(...)

 “Not only is there a crack in everything, but in some Irish things, there’s a crack in the crack – or in this case, in the theory about the crack.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The ghost of Leonard Cohen was among the attendance at an event in Dublin’s Mount Jerome cemetery earlier this week. It was the now-annual commemorat(...)

Merriam-Webster has succeeded in its attempt to stop ‘fascism’ being named its word of the year. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Merriam-Webster has succeeded in its attempt to stop “fascism” being named its word of the year: the dictionary publisher’s word of 2016 is “surreal”.(...)

Rock star David Bowie, who died in January, was one of the most searched-for subjects on Google in Ireland this year. Photograph: Dan Chung/Reuters

What is a hung Dail? How do I register to vote? What is a Pokemon? And how on earth do I catch one? These were some of the queries Irish people type(...)

 Anderson .Paak of Anderson onstage at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience last month  in New Orleans. Photograph: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty

You have to wonder just what Anderson .Paak is doing on the BBC Sound of 2017 longlist published this week. No disrespect is meant in many way, shape(...)

Hope Sandoval: “Music soothes you, especially when you write, sing or play an instrument. It really can be a cure for everything”

Even though Martello towers are more readily associated with James Joyce, Irish-American duo Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions made a little bit (...)

If Leonard Cohen could do world tours until he was 80, I can surely find the energy needed to be in a classroom all day, teaching kids my favourite subject

A year from now I will not be at my desk at the Financial Times writing mocking columns about the madness of corporate life. I will be standing in fr(...)

The odds of Marine Le Pen, of the French National Front, becoming the next president of France are at 2/1. Photographer: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg

You thought there was bad news about the place in 2016? You thought things couldn’t get worse? Heed this, Pollyanna. As I write, Marine Le Pen is bein(...)

Canadian singer and poet Leonard Cohen died last week aged 82. Photograph:  Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Leonard Cohen died in his sleep after a fall at his home in Los Angeles, his manager has said. The Canadian singer-songwriter died on November 7th (...)

Leonard Cohen  in Dublin in 2009.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Listening to Leonard Cohen’s Famous Blue Raincoat yet again over the weekend, I was struck for the first time by the song’s similarity, at least in th(...)

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