Monday, November 18, 2019

SUNDAY FUNDAY Remember when Sundays were sacred?

Do you remember when Sunday was sacred? When the notion of shopping on the Seventh Day wasn’t even a consideration? How we have changed. I...

CANNES The world’s most controversial and seductive film festival

It may have a terrible track record for promoting female directors, for enforcing anarchic rules about high heels on the red carpet...

CHRISTIAN DIOR 70 YEARS ON Aisling O’Loughlin looks back

It was the Irish born editor of the US edition of Harper’s Bazaar, Carmel Snow, who coined the phrase the New Look that trumpeted...

CELEBRITY PUBLIC SPATS Insult in haste on social media, repent at leisure

Public spats: Never a good idea, always great entertainment. Social media means it’s too irresistible not to post your grievances for the world to...

THE ORIENT EXPRESS An elegant reminder of travel history in County Galway

Forever associated with luxury rail travel during an era when passengers dressed for dinner, the Orient Express began its glamorous life in 1883 thanks...

CANNES DO Irish film Vivarium wins critics’ award

Irish film Vivarium has won the Gan Foundation Award for Distribution as part of the Critics' Week...

IT’S GETTING NIPPY OUT THERE Expect to see more free nipples

So where do you stand on freeing the nipple? The female areola of course. Fellas are free to flash theirs at will. No cause...

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...