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Author Philip Roth, at home in Manhattan’s Upper West Side in January 2018. Photograph: Philip Montgomery/The New York Times

With the death of Richard Wilbur in October, Philip Roth became the longest-serving member in the literature department of the American Academy of Art(...)

Our critics have picked their favourite TV shows from 2017 and now it’s over to you. Click on irishtimes.com/ticketawards to vote for your favourite t(...)

James Franco plays both sides of the shackle as twin brothers Vincent, a responsible, enterprising bartender, and Frankie, a raging, destructive id

Early in the first episode of The Deuce (Sky Atlantic, Tuesday, 10pm), David Simon and George Pelecanos’ fantastically conceived and beautifully made (...)

Robert Brown was convicted for murder in Manchester and served 25 years of a life sentence before the verdict was overturned

More than one of the people we hear from in Fallout (RTE One, Thursday, 10.15pm), a documentary on life after conviction and later exoneration, d(...)

Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery Netflix, September 25th In the 1960s, Star Trek viewers had the swashbuckling Kennedyesque James T Kirk exploring the universe on(...)

David Simon on Donald Trump: “I’ve never seen a more astonishingly ill-equipped human being to lead a nation.” Photograph: Matt McClain/Washington Post via Getty Images

Television creator David Simon is in Ireland this weekend for a public discussion with Richard Ford and Fintan O’Toole about US president Donald Trump(...)

 French president Emmanuel Macron with  British prime minister Theresa May and US president Donald Trump at the G7 summit in Sicily. Macron has received praise internationally for his dealings with foreign leaders. Photograph:  Stephane De Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

In less than a month, the election of Emmanuel Macron has transformed France for the better, though there’s an underlying anxiety that pride in the yo(...)

Lively crew: Dublin divorce lawyers, including  Amy Huberman (right), in Striking Out

Search Party When four twentysomething friends in Brooklyn learn about the disappearance of a girl they only vaguely recall from college, they do wha(...)

Julian Gough: The message John Banville sent in a recent Irish Times interview will damage young male writers

In a recent interview with The Irish Times about his new memoir, Time Pieces, Irish novelist John Banville said, “I was not a good father. I don’t th(...)

David Simon, creator of HBO series The Wire, called John Banville “f**knuts” on Twitter. Photograph: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Are you familiar with the word “f**knuts” ? Let the Urban Dictionary enlighten you: “A person so annoying and dumb that they can no longer be classed (...)

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