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Culture - Monday 20 April, 2020

Quiz: Can you get full marks in this notoriously difficult University Challenge quiz?

The final of this year’s competition aired tonight on BBC Two.

Screen watch: Your guide to the best TV movies to catch this week

From leave-your-brain-at-the-door action to award-winning classics – here are some recommendations for the week ahead.

Culture - Saturday 18 April, 2020

Zombie by The Cranberries becomes first Irish song to break one billion plays on Youtube In Your Heeeeeaaddd This post contains videos

Zombie by The Cranberries becomes first Irish song to break one billion plays on Youtube

Only five other songs from the last century haven broken the one billion mark.

Culture - Thursday 16 April, 2020

Trailer Watch: What film will you stream this weekend? Movies This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: What film will you stream this weekend?

Cinemas might be closed, but there are other ways to watch. Here are a few options.

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Culture - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Banksy reveals new artwork as he 'works from home' during lockdown

Banksy’s trademark rat can be seen causing mayhem in a bathroom.

Culture - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

'My sister is not a statistic': High emotion on Liveline as woman recites poem for her deceased sister

Dorothy Duffy spoke about the passing of her sister Rose on 4 April.

Culture - Monday 13 April, 2020

Screen watch: Your guide to the best TV movies to catch this week

From Indiana Jones to the Irish TV premiere of Detroit – here are our picks for the next seven days.

'Music for Hope': Millions watch Andrea Bocelli perform concert from empty Milan cathedral The Lone Tenor This post contains videos

'Music for Hope': Millions watch Andrea Bocelli perform concert from empty Milan cathedral

The concert was streamed online and is #1 on Youtube’s trending list.

Culture - Friday 3 April, 2020

Government criticised over schemes aimed at helping artists impacted by coronavirus

Minister Josepha Madigan made the announcement about a number of new initiatives today.

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Sofa Watch: Cocoon yourself with the Late Late or with Jennifer Aniston's cleaning tips Tv Options This post contains videos

Sofa Watch: Cocoon yourself with the Late Late or with Jennifer Aniston's cleaning tips

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.

Culture - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Trailer Watch: What film will you stream this weekend?

Cinemas might be closed, but there are other ways to watch. Here are a few.

Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger dies of complications from Covid-19

The 52-year-old Emmy and Grammy winner died after being on a ventilator for several days.

Culture - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

The Remote: Classic Simpsons, Irish crime and an escape from New York - your weekly TV guide

From the youngest members of the family to teenagers to mum and dad, we’ve got you covered here.

Culture - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Writing in the #MeToo era: 'It was intimidating taking on something in fiction that was happening in real time'

We spoke to the author Kate Elizabeth Russell about what inspired her controversial but critically-acclaimed novel.

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Culture - Friday 27 March, 2020

Sofa Watch: Miriam steps in for Ryan and US late night stars do their hosting from home

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options … including a few classics from the archives.

Culture - Thursday 26 March, 2020

The Remote: A weekly TV guide to keep everyone in the house happy

From the youngest members of the family to teenagers to mum and dad, we’ve got you covered here.

Culture - Sunday 22 March, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know these Brendan Gleeson films?

He’s one of Ireland’s best known actors. Test your knowledge of what he’s been in with this quiz.

Culture - Saturday 21 March, 2020

'Overwhelming number' of applications to fund for Irish creators in need due to coronavirus

The fund was set up by the Civic Theatre in Tallaght, Dublin.

Culture - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about the Eurovision?

Yesterday it was announced that this year’s competition has been cancelled.

Culture - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

'It makes you very angry': Irish film Rosie shows the reality of the homelessness crisis

The film, written by Roddy Doyle, follows a homeless family over 36 hours.

Culture - Saturday 14 March, 2020

Barry Keoghan on Irish gangster film Calm With Horses: 'We all know characters like them'

The film was shot in the West of Ireland.

Culture - Sunday 8 March, 2020

How Ireland's 100-year-old céilí band stays relevant in 2020

We talked to its oldest and youngest members.

Sitdown Sunday: Inside 'the Stalinist Truman Show'

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

Culture - Saturday 7 March, 2020

'Britain has pride about not succumbing to fascism in the 20th century - I'm suggesting it could happen in the 21st'

In his debut novel The Last Day, QI Elf Andrew Hunter Murray writes about a world that’s half in shadow, half in light.

Culture - Friday 6 March, 2020

Star Wars and The Simpsons among the draws as Disney+ launches in Ireland for €6.99 per month

The streaming services launches on 24 March.

Folk group Lankum win RTÉ Choice Music Prize Album of the Year

The group received the €10,000 award for their third album The Livelong Day.

'Money is a challenge - and it rarely if ever feels glamorous': Irish filmmakers on how the industry really works

We spoke to Lorcan Finnegan, Christine Molloy, Joe Lawlor and Neasa Hardiman.

Culture - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Trailer Watch: Dublin International Film Festival highlights

Our final roundup for this year’s Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival.

Culture - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

'Violet Gibson': New film captures the life of Irishwoman who tried to kill Benito Mussolini

Barrie Dowdall’s new film explores the life of Violet Gibson, who was committed to an asylum for her assassination attempt.

Culture - Friday 28 February, 2020

'I started asking the question - who are the great female directors?'

A new multi-part documentary aims to address the perception that women haven’t been directing films for decades.

Culture - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Singer Duffy reveals she was 'raped, drugged and held captive' for several days

The 35-year-old has not released an album since 2010.

Write short stories? Here's your chance to have your work featured on TheJournal.ie and RTÉ

The RTÉ Short Story competition is back for 2020 – and once again we’ll be featuring three winning stories on our site.

Culture - Sunday 23 February, 2020

Here are the top 10 international films to catch at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

Highlights will include the Irish premieres of True History of the Kelly Gang and Hearts and Bones.

Culture - Saturday 22 February, 2020

Here are the top Irish films to catch at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

The festival runs from 26 February to 8 March.

Culture - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Trailer Watch: Dublin International Film Festival highlights Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Dublin International Film Festival highlights

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

Culture - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Anne Enright: 'Pre-Trump, if you had a problem it was your problem. That's another head-wreck'

The author speaks to us as she publishes her latest novel, Actress.

Culture - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Brit Awards 2020: Tyler The Creator thanks Theresa May, and Lewis Capaldi wins best song

Host Jack Whitehall paid tribute to Caroline Flack.

Culture - Friday 14 February, 2020

Billie Eilish's James Bond song gets 2.2m views in 6 hours No Time To Die This post contains a poll

Billie Eilish's James Bond song gets 2.2m views in 6 hours

The 25th Bond film, entitled No Time To Die, is out in April.

Culture - Thursday 13 February, 2020

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 - Sunday 9 February, 2020

What to watch out for in the Oscars tonight

Will Saoirse get her coveted Oscar?