Edith Piaf

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In 1999 Stephen Hawking made his way to Springfield for the episode They Saved Lisa’s Brain.

“This Oscar,” declared Eddie Redmayne, delirious , “belongs to all of those people around the world battling ALS. It belongs to one exceptional family(...)

French singer France Gall performs during the Eurovision Song Contest on March 1st, 1965. Gall has died at the age of 70. File photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Singer France Gall, whose hits made her an icon of French pop music, has died aged 70. Gall passed away on Sunday after a two-year struggle against (...)

Esther Perel

One of the great revelations of podcasting is the format’s eagerness to lift the curtain on the journalistic process. Consider the raw interview, a no(...)

Charlene McKenna, The Great Gatsby Gate Theatre. Dublin

Forever Peacock Stage at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Until July 15th 8pm €14-€18 abbeytheatre.ie For a cemetery, the Père Lachaise can be a lively plac(...)

If you made an informed decision at the time, torturing yourself now seems damaging

Regret. Even reading the word sets the jaw to clenching. Regret. It has such menace; a heavy thud inside the mind. The pervasive pop culture idea tha(...)

While in Ireland, Grace Jones became aware of the Repeal movement, for which she’s promised to lend her support. Photograph: Vincent Duterne/Photonews via Getty Images

Grace Jones strides into our agreed restaurant exactly as expected: towering over the waiters, in sunglasses and a flowing Issey Miyake coat, an hour(...)

French President Francois Hollande at the Albania game. He  could certainly do with a good news story right now. Photograph: Ariel Schalit/AP

When Dimitri Payet reflected on the tears he shed after his extravagantly impressive goal against Romania on the opening night of the European champio(...)

Dimitri Payet’s thunderbolt gave France an emotional victory over Romania in the opening game of Euro 2016. Photograph: Getty

Viva la République. After the floods and the fears, a football party broke out in Paris on Friday evening. Euro 2016 has started with a 2-1 for Franc(...)

Lisa Fingleton and Rena Blake at their wedding in Killarney. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

May 23rd, 2015 We are standing at the count centre in Tralee, watching as the votes of our neighbours, families and colleagues topple from the ball(...)

The Québécois director Xavier Dolan, still an implausible 27, has, to this point, had the sort of career that invites the word “charmed”. This is his (...)

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