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Gerald Barry: His “treatment somehow intensifies, if that is imaginable, the topsy-turviness of Lewis Carroll’s imagination”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Musical taste is as complex and confounding as the rules of attraction. You can argue about it, but taste is one of those things that people don’t hav(...)

A candle in front of a painting of  David Bowie in Brixton, London, after his death was announced. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

In the wake of David Bowie’s death, the impulse to treat Blackstar like a puzzle to be solved was understandable yet seemed to defeat the point of his(...)

It’s not the Kerry way to accept All-Ireland football semi-final defeat, however honourable, with a sense of relief . . . Watch them rise as one against this one. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Listen. That’s the rustle of leaves falling across the Kingdom as if to make it clear that autumn and winter are coming early to the cradle of Gaelic (...)

William Burroughs in a still from the film Burroughs

‘The biggest challenge with this film, even in pitching it, was that it was about so many things,” Aaron Brookner says of his documentary Uncle Howar(...)

Donnacha Dennehy: his approach to words and voices is reverential

Sometimes you really don’t end up where you thought you would. Last week the National Concert Hall presented Imagining Home, a series of concerts as (...)

Clockwise from left: Ciarán Hinds, Elizabeth Teeter, Ashlei Sharpe-Chestnut, Erin Wilhelmi and Saoirse Ronan (foreground) in The Crucible at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York/ Photograph: Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

Walter Kerr Theatre, New York **** Broadway took Ivo van Hove into its glittering heart for his production of A View From The Bridge, so returning (...)

Top, Donnacha Dennehy and Colm Tóibín. Bottom, Joseph Conrad and Roger Casement. Photographs: Britt Olsen-Ecker, Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images, George C Beresford/Getty Images

All this week, the National Concert Hall’s Imagining Home series of concerts is inviting artists to examine Irish identity, history and the legacy of(...)

Author Roddy Doyle. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall

Had you asked Roddy Doyle 10 years ago how many operas he had been to, he says, he would have been able to tell you easily: “It was one.” Pose the s(...)

Musician Conor Walsh. Photograph: Conor Walsh Facebook

Tributes have been paid following the sudden death of the Mayo musician and composer Conor Walsh. Although he had yet to launch his debut album, Wa(...)

David Bowie  died on Januray 10th surrounded by family according to his social media accounts.  Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

Midway through a stellar six decade career, David Bowie was able to say “I have done just about everything that it’s possible to do”. He wasn’t just t(...)

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