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Culture - Yesterday’s News

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Culture - Saturday 15 June, 2019

'What is the perfect human body?': These artists have surprising answers

One exhibit asks what the human body would need to look like to withstand a car crash.

From the Garden: Tomatoes are the most high-maintenance of all veg plants - but they’re worth it

As well as specific watering methods there is the regular pinching out of side shoots to allow air to circulate around the plants, writes Michael Kelly.

Culture - Friday 14 June, 2019

Opinion: Quitting social media enriched my life hugely - would you dare to hit delete?

I had a thousand Facebook friends but no one begged me to stay, writes Laoighseach Ní Choistealbha.

Culture - Thursday 13 June, 2019

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

One of Ireland's best-known film festivals has been forced to close its doors over a lack of funding

The festival was founded in 2007 and showcases cinema from around the world.

Culture - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Indonesia: Government moves to block social media as fake images lead to violent clashes

Social media hoaxes, including doctored images and fake videos, have contributed to bloodshed in Indonesia and Sri Lanka, writes Barry Dunning.

Culture - Monday 10 June, 2019

Night of firsts at Tony Awards as Troubles play set in Armagh wins four gongs Broadway This post contains videos

Night of firsts at Tony Awards as Troubles play set in Armagh wins four gongs

Ali Stroker made history as the first actor in a wheelchair to win a Tony.

Culture - Sunday 9 June, 2019

A unique music festival will see great music played in unusual venues this week

The Great Music in Irish Houses festival is going into its 49th year.

The writer behind Cold War spy series Deutschland '83 on why it's important never to forget your history

Anna Winger spoke to TheJournal.ie ahead of her appearance at the Dalkey Book Festival.

The Irish For: Cans, Tans and Summer Plans

Samhradh comes with a sense of disappointment, rarely delivering on its promises of sunshine and gaiety, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

Culture - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Irish hip hop: 'For many years doing what we’re doing was stigmatised and laughed at'

We speak to two artists due to play at Body and Soul this month.

Culture - Friday 7 June, 2019

Opinion: If my family pet died I would hold a religious end-of-life ceremony

Pope John Paul II said that ‘animals possess a soul’ and are ‘as near to God as men are,’ writes Diarmuid Pepper.

Culture - Thursday 6 June, 2019

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 5 June, 2019

Opinion: Farmers should support the Green Party - and secretly some of them probably do

Farming needs to become sustainable to survive and most farmers don’t want to damage the natural world, writes Ray Foley.

Culture - Sunday 2 June, 2019

The Irish For: Is Ireland more progressive now because we didn’t have baby boomers?

Did you know that Nigel Farage and Keanu Reeves were born in the same year? It’s hard enough to accept that they are the same species, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

Culture - Friday 31 May, 2019

On Raglan Road voted as Ireland's favourite folk song

Poet Gerry Hanberry said the competition had sparked “some enjoyable heated debates and counter-thumping”.

Culture - Thursday 30 May, 2019

From an electricity-generating toilet to a whiskey barrel hot tub: Here are our 6 favourite gardens at Bloom

Bloom Festival has 22 show gardens on display and will run until the end of the Bank Holiday weekend.

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

'There was no argument or slamming of doors': Jenny Greene on leaving and coming back to 2FM

Green departed the station on March and returned in May.

Over 18,000 people sign petition aiming to save The Bernard Shaw's beer garden

The person behind the petition said the Dublin pub is a cultural institution and one of the most unique spaces we have in our city.

Culture - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

A garden in the Bloom Festival is a space where people with dementia can reminisce

The garden offers a positive and enjoyable experience for people with dementia by rekindling fond memories, writes Kathy Ryan.

Culture - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

'Really, really disappointing': Spice Girls fans complain about sound again after Cardiff gig

Dublin fans had similar complaints after the group’s Croke Park concert.

Culture - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Lynn Ruane: An inspirational school project reminds us of our shared humanity

I find it obscene that Ireland is dragging its feet rather than creating an environment where families torn apart by war can start a new life, writes Senator Lynn Ruane.

'I hate that I caused her distress': Moby apologises to Natalie Portman after claiming that the pair dated

The singer made the claims in his recently published memoir.

Rod Stewart pays tribute to footballer Liam Miller at Páirc Uí Chaoimh concert

At the concert he posted pictures of various Celtic heroes with a image of Miller.

The Irish For: Don’t Be Such A Gorilla-Whale-Daughter-In-Law

To translate the meaning of Bridezilla effectively we need to pop the bonnet of the word and look at the moving parts, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

Culture - Saturday 25 May, 2019

This opera is bringing the stories behind Ireland's direct provision system to life

The opera is based on a book which tells the stories of migrant women living in direct provision in Ireland.

Some fans weren't happy about the sound quality at last night's Spice Girls gig

Spice Girls’ Mel B said she hopes the sound quality will be “much, much better” at future gigs.

Culture - Friday 24 May, 2019

'Three hours of jiggling butts': Cannes film sparks scandal over its depiction of women's bodies

The film was directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, who directed Blue Is The Warmest Colour.

Culture - Thursday 23 May, 2019

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 - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Quiz: How closely were you watching the Game of Thrones finale?

You know nothing, Jon Snow… for the final time.

A journey through music, youth culture and loss is coming to Ballymun

A new work opens tonight in the Axis theatre.

Culture - Monday 20 May, 2019

Irish Eurovision viewing figures were noticeably down compared to the last few years

A total of 284,700 people watched Saturday’s final.

Culture - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Opinion: Are we ready to let go of the Catholic Church's rituals?

Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, Marriage and Burial are now rites of passage but do we understand their theological foundations, writes Shane Dunphy.

The Irish For: Let's settle the 'crack' versus 'craic' debate by looking at the evidence

The word appears to originate before 1900 in parts of Ireland where spoken Irish was high and literacy was low, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

Culture - Saturday 18 May, 2019

This transparent piggy bank will be put on a Carlow street - and the money can be used for anything

People will be invited to put money into the pig – and the money can be spent however the community agrees to spend it.

From the Garden: Carrots can be problematic to grow but the following tips will work

Many growing books will tell you to sow carrots in March or April but I always wait until May or June to sow mine, writes Michael Kelly.

Culture - Friday 17 May, 2019

Online celebrity Grumpy Cat dies aged 7

The cat made her owner Tabatha Bundesen of Arizona, a wealthy woman

Opinion: Underarm hair is natural so why do people reel in horror from my hairy armpits?

The kickback women face when we dare to show contempt for this societal norm is most intriguing, writes Síomha Ní Ruairc.