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Culture - Sunday 2 August, 2015

Culture - Saturday 1 August, 2015

Bloody Summer! It’s even raining indoors in Cork now

Bloody Summer! It’s even raining indoors in Cork now

Thankfully, it’s a balmy 40 degrees celsius.

Woman who called ambulance for Bono booed at U2 concert in New York

The woman took advantage of her time on the mic to criticise the city of New York.

Heard of this African version of Sex and the City? It’s pretty glamorous

The web series stars five ambitious women settling back in their native Ghana after living abroad.

Who’s bad? Michael Jackson fans are fighting among themselves for control of a shrine

The conflict has been described locally as a “guerrilla war fuelled by a lot of prosecco”.

Culture - Friday 31 July, 2015

There’s a big-screen version of chilling Irish novel inspired by crimes of Josef Fritzl Moviewatch This post contains videos

There’s a big-screen version of chilling Irish novel inspired by crimes of Josef Fritzl

And it looks like it’s going to be pretty special.

Culture - Thursday 30 July, 2015

Playboy magazine – here’s what Ireland was really missing all those years

It’s 20 years since Playboy first hit Irish shelves. Take a step back in time and have a look at its 1960s heyday.

Culture - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Meet the latest Irish novelist in the running for one of the world’s biggest literary awards

She got the nod for her latest book, The Green Road.

Culture - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

What is the deal with the croaky throat noise the Kardashians make? Vocal Fry This post contains a poll This post contains videos

What is the deal with the croaky throat noise the Kardashians make?

You’ll know it as soon as you hear it.

Looking for something different? This 15-mins of operatic agony might be it…

Its director Sophie Hunter, recently married to Benedict Cumberbatch, spoke to us about the production.

Culture - Sunday 26 July, 2015

Disney’s latest kids’ movie has people raving about how good it is

It’s a film that’s breaking ground when it comes to emotions.

Culture - Saturday 25 July, 2015

A festival in the heart of Dracula-country is giving away tickets in exchange for blood

You’ll need to be festival-fit in more ways than one.

Culture - Friday 24 July, 2015

10 times Ed Sheeran proved he is the soundest person alive

Seriously, Ed. You’re making us look bad.

A Hozier video made for €1,500 in a Cork house got nominated for an MTV award

Its co-director Brendan Canty of Feel Good Lost told us how it all came together.

Culture - Thursday 23 July, 2015

A bridge and a boat are set to get some famous Irish names

A bridge and a boat are set to get some famous Irish names

WB Yeats and a hero of 1916 are set to be immortalised in different ways.

Culture - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

The €1.4 million painting being used as a noticeboard

The painting was once used to raise money for Nelson Mandela’s legal fees.

Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift’s Twitter spat is about more than MTV video awards

“Black women influence pop culture so much but are rarely rewarded for it.”

‘His books taught me much’: Obama on the death of one of America’s greatest novelists RIP

‘His books taught me much’: Obama on the death of one of America’s greatest novelists

The award-winning author died of complications from lung cancer.

Culture - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

This woman has said thanks for the Yes vote by leaving free pieces of art about the place

Keep your eyes peeled, there could be one for you.

Culture - Monday 20 July, 2015

It’s going to be difficult to get a picture with Ed Sheeran this weekend

Selfie sticks have been banned from his two Croke Park concerts.

Culture - Sunday 19 July, 2015

This map reveals the unique playlist of cities across the world

Cork is MAD for The Coronas.

10 tips for offbeat travellers in Ireland

If you like exploring Irish history, stories and eccentricities then read on…

Culture - Saturday 18 July, 2015

People are going to climb for two hours up Ben Bulben to watch a Yeats play

And it’s all in the name of a very good cause

Culture - Friday 17 July, 2015

Culture - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Culture - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

People are very excited that one of America’s top comedians is coming to Ireland

And she’s bringing Judd Apatow and Bill Hader with her.

‘Mockingbird’ fans aren’t happy that Atticus Finch turned out to be a racist

Finch – portrayed on film by Gregory Peck – became a civil rights icon, and inspired generations of young people to become lawyers.

Bill O’Herlihy’s wish granted as Irish Film Board changes its name

The change was given the seal of approval the week before he died.

Culture - Monday 13 July, 2015

A councillor wants to create a shrine to U2 featuring all their old concert stages

Bono is on the record as saying he would like to display his old stages in his hometown.

The Poolbeg Chimneys have some very unusual residents

Here’s a glimpse into their life.

Here’s why Domhnall Gleeson called himself ‘British’ at Comic Con

Come to the dark side, we have better lightsabers.

Culture - Friday 10 July, 2015

How TFI Friday revolutionised contemporary entertainment

The iconic ’90s TV show returns for an eight-episode stint this November – and I can’t wait.

Harper Lee’s long-lost novel has arrived – here’s what we think of the first chapter

There’s an exclusive extract on line today.

Culture - Thursday 9 July, 2015

What it looks like when you cut all the white people out of Hollywood films

The resulting videos are not very long.

This Irish festival is quickly shedding its ‘best-kept secret’ status

It’s been going for 15 years.

Culture - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Saudi comedian gets death threats and huge ratings for TV show that mocks ISIS

Selfie might be the darkest comedy on TV in the world today.

Culture - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Actress Diana Douglas, mother of Michael Douglas, dies aged 92

She appeared in dozens of movies and television episodes, including the 1987 Steve Martin film Planes, Trains and Automobiles and the TV shows ER and The West Wing.

Culture - Saturday 4 July, 2015

Blockbuster cinema is more interested in looking backwards than telling new stories

Hollywood seems intent on taking viewers back to the films they loved growing up – perhaps hoping absence makes the heart grow fonder.

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