Saturday, March 28, 2020

TASTE OF DUBLIN Sunshine, food and style make for a bumper weekend

The Taste of Dublin is possibly one of the luckiest events on the Irish social calendar when it comes to the weather. Baking temperatures...

JOAN DIDION At 83 this literary icon still fascinates and inspires

  Literary icon Joan Didion turned 83 this week and that elusively cool, intellectual allure still holds its magnetism for her millions of fans in...

LOUIS CK New girlfriend Blanche Gardin asks some uncomfortable questions about #metoo

The thing about Louis CK is, he never pretended he wasn’t a pervert. As he put it, ‘I want to be the Willy Wonka...

RULES SMULES! Why we owe those feisty fashion renegades our wardrobe freedom

Let’s hear it for the rule breakers. Those rebels who ignore tradition and go their own way. Say what you like about preserving standards...

SINGLE DISCRIMINATION Desperate measures for a desperate inheritance tax law

Single people have no platform unlike married couples, same sex civil partners, people with disabilities, the LGBT community, Travellers or farmers when it comes...

MARY POPPINS RETURNS But really, should she?

What would the real Walt Disney say, I wonder, about the sequel to his beloved 1964 live action/ animation movie Mary Poppins which was...

SELFIE CONSCIOUS Taking matters into our own hands

Such an audacious act, the selfie. The bit that makes it so brazen is pressing the button and posting your mug for all to...

WHO SAYS THEY’RE WOMEN’S CLOTHES? The rise of gender neutral wear

  ‘You don’t wear women’s clothes anymore, how come?’, says I to Eddie Izzard, the comedian known for his cross dressing. He looked me dead...

LE BALLON ROUGE Why the kids are the VIPs of this year’s Cannes Film...

‘Welcome kids! You are the new VIPs’ - the latest star to the Cannes Film Festival offers a welcome new script...writes single...

HOLY MOLY! The message behind Beyoncé’s twins post

So Beyoncé. Where to begin? Has she disappeared up her perfectly polished you know what by releasing that deific image of herself and her...