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Culture - Yesterday’s News

My favourite female characters are warm, wilful and – above all – flawed

The push for strong female characters literature is great, but let’s remember that ‘strong’ doesn’t mean ‘perfect’.

‘Sex, race hate, obesity’ photo series stripped of award over staged photos

Giovanni Troilo had won first prize in World Press Photo award.

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Culture - Sunday 1 March, 2015

The Week in Photos: True Colours The Week In Photos This post contains images

The Week in Photos: True Colours

This is the week that was, in photos…

Fascinating… Five facts you may not have known about Spock’s ears (yes, just his ears)

Star Trek producers promised Leonard Nimoy that if the pointy ears didn’t appeal to the viewing public, Spock could undergo an in-series “ear job”.

Culture - Saturday 28 February, 2015

This teen from Tipperary will represent us in the Eurovision this year Tune This post contains videos

This teen from Tipperary will represent us in the Eurovision this year

Her song, Playing with Numbers, went down well last night.

Culture - Friday 27 February, 2015

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Jordi’s in the team, two cracking Fitzgibbon semis and all the day’s sport Friday Round-up

We’ll Leave It There So: Jordi’s in the team, two cracking Fitzgibbon semis and all the day’s sport

Also, Carl Frampton prepares for his world title fight in Belfast tomorrow.

‘The Michael O’Leary of the hotel world? I’ll take that’

The manager of the Charleville Lodge Hotel has been doing a lot of talking in the last 12 hours

Culture - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Timeline: How Nick Leeson brought down Barings Bank at the age of just 28

The original rogue trader’s ten minutes of infamy happened 20 years ago today

Gone in 60 minutes: Ed Sheeran Croke Park gigs sell out in no time

The gigs will be played on two days in July.

Culture - Monday 23 February, 2015

Why is Patricia Arquette getting criticised for her Oscar speech?

She called for wage equality “once and for all”.

Eddie Redmayne was pretty excited to win an Oscar, but Stephen Hawking was too

Eddie Redmayne took the Academy Award last night.

Culture - Sunday 22 February, 2015

The Week in Photos: Wild Thing Week In Photos This post contains images

The Week in Photos: Wild Thing

This is the week that was, in photos…

‘I wore a suit from Dunnes’ – Irish man’s trip to the Oscars as an unexpected nominee

Michael Creagh’s rollercoaster story, from nomination to the red carpet.

Culture - Saturday 21 February, 2015

Culture - Friday 20 February, 2015

Culture - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Trailer watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

Culture - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

The 11 greatest #prelfies (priest selfies) from Ash Wednesday

For thine is the kingdom, the power and the selfie.

Two members of Nicki Minaj’s tour crew stabbed, one fatally

Another tour crew member was also injured.

Rapper Afroman arrested after punching female fan on stage Because I Got High This post contains videos

Rapper Afroman arrested after punching female fan on stage

Police interrupted his gig in Mississippi last night to arrest him.

Culture - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Regretting that tattoo? Soon there’ll be a painless cream to remove it

The cream is being developed by a Canadian PhD student who says it will be considerably cheaper than the laser-based method.

Culture - Monday 16 February, 2015

Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows singer Lesley Gore has died, aged 68

She had been working on a stage version of her life when she died.

Culture - Sunday 15 February, 2015

The Week in Photos: Move Week In Photos This post contains images

The Week in Photos: Move

This is the week that was, in photos…

Dream of winning the lotto? These people did… but lost it all

Be careful, potential millionaires.

The Hardest Eurovision Quiz Ever

Are you a Johnny Logan or a Jahn Teigen? … Reckon you know your Dana Rosemary Scallon from your Dana International?

Culture - Saturday 14 February, 2015

You can now walk around someone’s mind with an Xbox controller

Turns out actually getting inside someone else’s head is a bit weird

Culture - Friday 13 February, 2015

So, how many followers did you have when you died?

Watercooler talk in the afterlife…

‘Fade to Grey’ singer Steve Strange has died, aged 55

In tributes, Boy George said he was “heartbroken” at the news, while Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon described Strange as the “leading edge of New Romantic”.

Culture - Thursday 12 February, 2015

What’s the most common problem Irish couples want to talk about with a sex therapist?

From the ‘Fifty Shades’ effect to intimacy outside the bedroom, we had plenty of questions when psycho-sexual therapist Nuala Deering dropped by the newsroom earlier.

This man has been taking a photo of everything he touches… for the last 11 years

It’s all a ‘lifelogging’ art experiment you see

From Business ETC “We don’t go to China for anything”: Irish business owners on why they are successful What I Learned

“We don’t go to China for anything”: Irish business owners on why they are successful

Modern technology offers would-be potters and artisans a golden opportunity to carve a niche for themselves.

Culture - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Culture - Monday 9 February, 2015

A Belfast film about two boys and their pet chickens took home a Bafta

There was also success for the ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ but the jury snubbed Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘The Imitation Game’.

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