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Cast member Dan Gordon in Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins”, running at the Gate Theatre from April 12th to June 7th. Photograph: Agata Stoinska

“When I leave the stage I’ll be the most famous man in America,” John Wilkes Booth, one of the lesser lights in a 19th-century acting family, is alleg(...)

Michael B Jordan, Tray Chaney, Larry Gilliard Jr and JD Williams in season one of The Wire. Photograph: HBO/The Guardian

When, in 2001, the actor Frankie Faison accepted the role of deputy commissioner Ervin Burrell in a new HBO drama called The Wire, he thought he was s(...)

 Imelda Staunton with her dog, Molly. Photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

Preeminent Sondheim surrogate and Oscar-nominee Imelda Staunton smiles. “I remember a friend of mine who was working in television was told people don(...)

Irish actor Charlie Murphy with director David Caffrey on the set of series four of Peaky Blinders. Photograph: Robert Viglasky/A Caryn Mandabach and Tiger Aspect Production

The new season of Peaky Blinders has lived up to expectations. The fourth season’s opener was a quintessentially Peaky episode, with meat hook attacks(...)

Fiona Mitchell: her background in journalism shows

In her excellent manual on fiction, 13 Ways of Looking at the Novel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley notes that one of the biggest mista(...)

“Whoever created this account has won, not only the internet, but, yes, my stone cold heart,” David Harbour tweeted

Assuming everyone in the world has already binge-watched the second season of Stranger Things on Netflix and even burned through every episode of afte(...)

Stranger Things 2: There must be some kind of way out of here . . .

A few episodes into Stranger Things 2 (Netflix, now streaming), which returns with increased doses of nostalgia and escapism for these troubled times,(...)

Anyone for Dungeons & Dragons?

Comparing notes with a friend recently, we were both mildly alarmed by how little we remembered from Stranger Things. It was slightly telling: last ye(...)

The Housemaid

Last weekend, the $4.8 million Blumhouse joint Happy Death Day went number one at the US box office with a bullet, crushing the $150 million Blade Run(...)

The Nightmare Realm’s extreme walk-through horror event, Haunt Dublin, at the RDS, is not for the faint-hearted. Photograph: Miki Barlok

Picnics and poltergeists The only way to watch a movie at Halloween is through your fingers. Scare yourself silly at an outdoor screening of Spielber(...)

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