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# culture - Monday 24 January, 2011

Boost for new Irish music with Breaking Tunes app

Fresh Irish acts get iPhone platform – listeners can share their videos and music for free.

# culture - Monday 17 January, 2011

From The Daily Edge Golden Globe winner Colin Firth ‘might lose Oscar’ over claims George VI was anti-Semitic Golden Globes

Golden Globe winner Colin Firth ‘might lose Oscar’ over claims George VI was anti-Semitic

The King’s Speech is being accused in email circulating among Academy members of “glossing over” British monarch’s attitude towards Jews fleeing Nazi Germany.

Pic exclusive: Two previously unseen Jack B Yeats works to go on show Jack Yeats This post contains images

Pic exclusive: Two previously unseen Jack B Yeats works to go on show

Sligo arts centre achieves coup with first major exhibition of Yeats’s work in 30 years – including two works never before seen in public.

# culture - Saturday 15 January, 2011

Irishman makes art from terrible Facebook photos Pixel Perfect This post contains images

Irishman makes art from terrible Facebook photos

Enda O’Donoghue is making waves worldwide, for his unusual art: he takes pixellated Facebook photos and makes them great.

# culture - Friday 14 January, 2011

From Cuban Missile Crisis to the First Lady’s bedroom: JFK digital archive rocks

Massive tech project brings documents, photographs, recordings of telephone conversations and other artefacts relating to John F Kennedy to the online public.

# culture - Thursday 13 January, 2011

From The Daily Edge Jedward among five acts shortlisted for Eurovision Jedwardvision

Jedward among five acts shortlisted for Eurovision

They haven’t gone away you know… the Lucan lads will battle to represent Ireland at the Eurovision in Düsseldorf.

# culture - Tuesday 11 January, 2011

IFTA nominations: Where have all the actresses gone?

Irish film award body says female actors only get one ‘lead role’ category while male actors get two because there were “insufficient” submissions from women.

# culture - Wednesday 5 January, 2011

Dick King-Smith, creator of ‘Babe’, dies at 88

The children’s author, best known for writing the books that spawned the Babe films, passes away at home.

# culture - Monday 3 January, 2011

From The Daily Edge Hollywood veteran Pete Postlethwaite dies at 64 R.I.P.

Hollywood veteran Pete Postlethwaite dies at 64

The star of In The Name of the Father, The Usual Suspects and Romeo + Juliet dies after a battle with cancer.

# culture - Friday 24 December, 2010

From The Daily Edge No luck for Bandits as Cardle claims Irish top spot Christmas Number One

No luck for Bandits as Cardle claims Irish top spot

The rubbery Limerick hip-hop duo will have to make do with second best: the X Factor champion is Number One for Christmas.

# culture - Monday 13 December, 2010

FESTIVAL ORGANISERS MCD have confirmed the Foo Fighters as the first headline act for next year’s Oxegen Festival. The Seattle-based rockers are the first act announced for next year’s Punchestown showpiece, with frontman Dave Grohl saying he was looking forward to playing his band’s new album, a “festival album”, in front of a live audience. ‘Early bird’ tickets for next year’s festival go on sale this Wednesday.

# culture - Saturday 11 December, 2010

From The Daily Edge Vladimir Putin: Action Man, fighter pilot… jazz singer Vladimir Putin This post contains videos

Vladimir Putin: Action Man, fighter pilot… jazz singer

Vlad the Impaler isn’t your average prime minister. Oh no – he has a bit of a tune in him too.

# culture - Friday 10 December, 2010

From The Daily Edge The curse of Spider-man: Broadway show hits another snag Curse Of Spiderman

The curse of Spider-man: Broadway show hits another snag

The concussion of an actress waiting backstage is just the latest in a string of injuries and disappointments for the most expensive show in Broadway history.

# culture - Wednesday 8 December, 2010

From The Daily Edge Viewers call to check tram services after Corrie crash Coronation Street

Viewers call to check tram services after Corrie crash

Confused Coronation Street viewers call Metrolink to ask whether the Corrie tram crash caused any disruption to services.

# culture - Monday 29 November, 2010

271 undocumented Picasso works found

A retired French electrician has revealed 271 previously unknown works by Pablo Picasso – saying that the artist gave them to him as gifts.

# culture - Friday 26 November, 2010

Tubridy takes best newcomer prize at Irish Book Awards

Well-publicised JFK tome scoops prize as Booker-nominated novel Room takes Novel of the Year.

# culture - Thursday 25 November, 2010

Bono feared Spider-Man musical wouldn’t “get out the gate”

Delays, technical hitches and cast changes make it the “most expensive Broadway show” ever made but CBS’s 60 Minutes is giving Bono and Edge project a primetime TV boost this weekend.

# culture - Thursday 18 November, 2010

SUSAN BOYLE has made international music history, with the publication of the latest album charts in the US. Her new Christmas album, The Gift, has gone straight to the top of the Billboard Hot 200 – a position it also occupies in the UK’s album sales. Her berth at the top of the US and UK album charts simultaneously marks the first time since The Beatles’ Let It Be (in 1970) that a British act has sold best on both sides of the ocean. In Ireland, it only debuted at number 5 – Bon Jovi’s Greatest Hits being at the top.

# culture - Tuesday 16 November, 2010

From Business ETC Apple’s big iTunes’ announcement: the Beatles now online Letting It Be

Apple’s big iTunes’ announcement: the Beatles now online

The Fab Four ends decades of abstaining from having its catalogue available for download. …Is that it?

# culture - Monday 15 November, 2010

From The Daily Edge Did they really say that?: Top 5 outlandish celebrity claims Overblown This post contains videos This post contains images

Did they really say that?: Top 5 outlandish celebrity claims

Twink could have been a neurosurgeon! Sienna Miller believes smoking is fine! Eamon Dunphy invented the Lotto?!

# culture - Sunday 14 November, 2010

Second cross-border service held

A second cross-border remembrance service will be held on Sunday.

# culture - Saturday 13 November, 2010

In pictures: Tens of thousands of pilgrims flock to Mecca Religion This post contains images

In pictures: Tens of thousands of pilgrims flock to Mecca

Over 2.5 million people are expected to visit the religious site by Sunday morning.

# culture - Friday 12 November, 2010

From The Daily Edge Chinese vase found in house clearance nets €50m Nice

Chinese vase found in house clearance nets €50m

Brother and sister “had no idea” 18th century porcelain piece owned by late uncle would break auction record.

# culture - Tuesday 9 November, 2010

From Business ETC RTÉ names former TV boss as new director-general RTÉ

RTÉ names former TV boss as new director-general

Noel Curran, who left RTÉ in May to work privately, will succeed Cathal Goan as the head of the national broadcaster.

# culture - Friday 5 November, 2010

Bank of Ireland to donate 12 works to IMMA Artwork This post contains images

Bank of Ireland to donate 12 works to IMMA

Mary Hanafin welcomes BoI’s move, saying works will not be lost to public view after all.

Slideshow: Irish photographers are picture perfect winners Photography This post contains images

Slideshow: Irish photographers are picture perfect winners

Five portraits included in prestigious London’s National Portrait Gallery show.

# culture - Monday 1 November, 2010

From The Daily Edge Top 10: Weird Patron Saints All Saints Day This post contains images

Top 10: Weird Patron Saints

It’s All Saints Day – so how better to mark November 1 than with a selection of lesser-known patron saints?

From The Daily Edge Stephen Fry melts down, quits Twitter (again) Stephen Fry This post contains images

Stephen Fry melts down, quits Twitter (again)

1.9 million followers can expect to see a less less conversation after the actor comes under fire.

# culture - Thursday 28 October, 2010

From The Daily Edge Lady Gaga professes undying love… for Jameson Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga professes undying love… for Jameson

The oddball American songstress tells The O2 she loves the Irish whiskey – and takes a tour of the distillery afterward.

# culture - Wednesday 27 October, 2010

Blasphemy law pushes Ireland from first to tenth in press index

The 2010 Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index sees several EU countries fall, including Ireland.

# culture - Friday 22 October, 2010

An answer to the question tormenting theologists… Holy Cow! This post contains videos

An answer to the question tormenting theologists…

Is Homer really a Catholic?

# culture - Saturday 16 October, 2010

From The Daily Edge Oscar Wilde’s birthday commemorated with Google doodle Doodle

Oscar Wilde’s birthday commemorated with Google doodle

Google celebrate Oscar Wilde’s 156th birthday with new doodle on homepage.

# culture - Friday 15 October, 2010

From The Daily Edge Could 273 seconds of silence become the Christmas number 1? Christmas Number One This post contains videos

Could 273 seconds of silence become the Christmas number 1?

A Facebook campaign seeks to make John Cage’s seminal 4’33″ – a piece composed of silence’ – a festive chart-topper.

# culture - Thursday 14 October, 2010

From The Daily Edge Meet Khagendra Thapa Magar: the world’s newest smallest man World Record

Meet Khagendra Thapa Magar: the world’s newest smallest man

A 2-foot-2 Nepalese teenager is officially recognised by the Guinness World Records as the world’s smallest man.

# culture - Tuesday 12 October, 2010

Howard Jacobson takes the Man Booker Prize

British author beats Ireland’s Emma Donoghue to take prestigious literary award.

# culture - Thursday 7 October, 2010

Vargas Llosa beats all others to the Nobel punch

Esteemed author Mario who once had fisticuffs with fellow South American writing star, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, wins Nobel Prize for Literature.

From The Daily Edge 7 ‘deadly’ things you may not know about The Commitments The Commitments This post contains videos

7 ‘deadly’ things you may not know about The Commitments

While we wait for tickets to go on sale to the reunion gigs of The Commitments stars, TheJournal.ie has been occupying itself with identifying famous nipples, name changes and cardboard cutouts in the original film.

New London play wants you to fall asleep

‘Lullaby’ is designed to lull you to sleep – the theatre will even provide a bed, and morning wake-up call.

# culture - Wednesday 6 October, 2010

From The Daily Edge The Commitments re-unite for four March gigs The Commitments

The Commitments re-unite for four March gigs

The stars of the 1991 film re-unite to mark its 20th anniversary. Will Dave from Eejit Records show up this time?

“Dear Mr Franzen. We’ve got your glasses. They’re refusing to talk.” Specnapped

“Dear Mr Franzen. We’ve got your glasses. They’re refusing to talk.”

Author Jonathan Franzen handed a ransom note demanding £100,000 for the safe return of his specs.

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