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Scotland’s North Coast 500:  Some people drive anti-clockwise, saving the more dramatic west coast scenery till last.  Photograph: Sue Mountjoy

Since watching the classic hippy biker movie Easy Rider three times during my impressionable teenage years, I have always nursed a nagging desire to d(...)

THAT dress: Martin Nolan of Julien’s Auctions and William Doyle of Newbridge Silverware examine Marilyn Monroe’s iconic “Happy Birthday Mr President” number, on display at the Museum of Style Icons and up for auction in Los Angeles. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

This month an Irishman will conduct the biggest auction ever of personal items belonging to Marilyn Monroe, including the legendary “naked” dress she(...)

New Left stalwart: Tom Hayden at a press conference in Los Angeles in 1973. Photograph: George Brich/AP

The veteran social activist and politician Tom Hayden, a stalwart of the US New Left who served 18 years in California’s state legislature and gained (...)

 An Airbnb ad at a subway stop in New York City, the company’s largest market in the United States. Bowing to pressure from politicians and tenants rights groups, Airbnb announced on October 19th, 2016, that it would crack down on individuals renting out multiple homes and create a registry of hosts. Photograph: Andrew Renneisen/The New York Times

Airbnb has said that it was willing to crack down on individuals in New York City who rent out multiple homes, bowing to pressure from politicians and(...)

Stars of the Lid, National Concert Hall, Dublin, Sunday

FRIDAY Slam Hangar, Dublin 10.30pm €15/€12 When it comes to techno luminaries, Slam’s Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle are very much in the top div(...)

Stephen Bannon, Donald Trump’s campaign CEO has an active voter registration at a house in Florida which is unoccupied and expected to be demolished. Photograph: Reuters

Donald Trump’s new presidential campaign chief is registered to vote in a key swing state at an empty house where he does not live, in an apparent bre(...)

Next stop, Santa Monica: motorbikes heading west on Route 66

1: The beach is fantastic The city’s playground is its 5.5 km of golden sands. With streets laid out in grid fashion, most of the avenues run down (...)

A skull ring once belonging to James ‘Whitey’ Bulger and being offered for auction is seen in an undated picture released by the US Marshals Service.

When James “Whitey” Bulger and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig, were on the run in Santa Monica, California, they befriended a stray cat, Tiger, feed(...)

A fake Stanley Cup Championship ring once belonging to James “Whitey” Bulger that is  being offered for auction. Photograph: US Marshals Service/Reuters

A sterling silver skull ring, a fake Stanley Cup ring and a pen holder shaped like a rat have drawn the most interest from bidders in Saturday’s aucti(...)

Hillary Clinton claims victory in the Democratic presidential primary at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York on Tuesday. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Hillary Clinton claimed victory in the Democratic presidential primary last night, becoming the first woman in the 240-year history of the United Stat(...)

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