Monday, October 26, 2020

A BIT MUCH? Jennifer Lawrence and that awkward moment with Joanna Lumley at the...

Inside jokes don’t really work on large audiences with raging Twitter accounts, do they? ‘The ravishing’ Jennifer Lawrence learned that lesson the hard way...

MAN OF BOOKS George Burke among the gems at Killruddery Market

Time slows to the waft of coffee beans and a vast collection of books, all carefully selected by literary lover, George Burke, who you'll...

COMPO CULTURE Why French kids have it better than Irish children

There's plenty about the French that gives me indigestion: Their bread, delicious but bloating, their endless red tape and paper culture and...

DEAUVILLE The elegant seaside resort where Coco Chanel began her fashion empire

  Today marks the birthday of Grabrielle 'Coco' Chanel who was born on the 19th of August 1883 in Saumur, Maine-et-Loire in France. To celebrate...

KEEP ON RUNNING Why this year’s VHI Women’s Mini Marathon is particularly poignant…

What a difference 35 years had made to this peculiar little island of ours. 1983 marked the first year of the Women’s Mini-Marathon with...

STYLE ICON OF THE WEEK: Faye Dunaway

The ultimate Hollywood diva with a reputation for being ‘difficult’, Faye Dunaway will also go down in the anals of history as one of...

BRANDO’S MENTOR The legacy of acting guru Stella Adler

In Spring 2017, Irish actress Jenn McGuirk received a scholarship to the iconic Hollywood school Stella Adler Academy of Acting and...

HARVEY WEINSTEIN Why do we tolerate the intolerable?

Skip to content The recent Harvey Weinstein revelations have thrown up many questions about why society facilitates adult bullies and sexual predators. Blogger Laurie Morrissey...

RACE TO THE BOTTOM The influence of Kim Kardashian

  Kim Kardashian: The ultimate influencer of a tacky and tawdry culture of sex tapes, plastic surgery, nude selfies and shameless self promotion where everything...

CARAVAGGIO AND VERMEER The National Gallery’s exceptional return

The Historic Wings of the National Gallery will re-open in June after more than six years undergoing a complete refurbishment and renovation. It's being...