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Culture - Yesterday’s News

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Culture - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Writer and broadcaster Clive James dies aged 80 RIP

Writer and broadcaster Clive James dies aged 80

The critic famed for his poetry, wit and cultural commentary died at his home in Cambridge.

This is what the new white-water rafting attraction at Dublin's IFSC will look like Exclusive

The €22m project is expected to take 18 months to complete and development is expected to get under way next year.

Culture - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

A €15 silver coin has been minted by the Central Bank in tribute to Phil Lynott

President Higgins launched the commemorative coin in Lynott’s former school in Crumlin.

Culture - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Amazon v Disney v Netflix: What the global streaming war means for Ireland?

The entertainment industry is about to be hit with a healthy dose of disruption.

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Culture - Thursday 21 November, 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.

'A fitting tribute to Dolores': The Cranberries' final album nominated for Grammy Award

The last new album the Cranberries released was Roses in 2012.

Coldplay won't tour their new album until concerts become 'environmentally beneficial'

The band’s last tour grossed an estimated €450 million in ticket sales.

Culture - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Professor Luke O'Neill on how to get your children interested in science (plus: two experiments to try at home)

The Irish professor of biochemistry has written a new book aimed at children, which is nominated for an An Post Irish Book Award.

Culture - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Extract: Patrick McCabe revisits the Butcher Boy with his new book

The book sees Francie Brady return – this time as publisher of his own magazine, The Big Yaroo.

Culture - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

'Health and safety rules did not apply...': Life on the road touring - and cooking for - Stockton's Wing

In this extract from his book, musician and Ballymaloe-trained chef Mike Hanrahan recalls what life was like on the road – and shows us how to feed a hungry band (or family) with a cassoulet recipe.

Actor and comedian Niall Tóibín dies aged 89 RIP

Actor and comedian Niall Tóibín dies aged 89

He passed away in Dublin this morning.

Culture - Sunday 10 November, 2019

'I'm honouring her and other women who were abused': Tattooist of Auschwitz author returns with Cilka's story

We spoke to the best-selling New Zealand author during her recent trip to Ireland.

Culture - Saturday 9 November, 2019

French former model accuses director Roman Polanski of rape

Polanski has previously admitted the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl in the US.

RTÉ board chair: 'People are downloading RTÉ content on their screens, they should pay for that'

RTÉ board chairperson Moya Doherty has also defended the station’s output.

Culture - Friday 8 November, 2019

Use of CGI version of James Dean in post-Vietnam War film sparks criticism

The film’s director said he was “saddened” and “confused” over the negative comments to the choice to ‘cast’ a CGI Dean.

Culture - Thursday 7 November, 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.

'Rock and roll had come to town': The fascinating tale of JP Donleavy and his final posthumous novel

The legendary JP Donleavy’s publisher writes about how the author brought a ‘sprinkle of stardust’ with him when he arrived in Ireland.

Culture - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Joe Duffy could hear Gay Byrne's own advice as he broke the news of his death on Liveline

The host received widespread praise for the manner in which he kept his calm to deliver the sad news live to listeners.

Culture - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

President Higgins leads star-studded Late Late Show tribute to Gay Byrne Rip Gaybo This post contains videos

President Higgins leads star-studded Late Late Show tribute to Gay Byrne

Byrne’s funeral will take place in the St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Church, Dublin on Friday at noon.

Culture - Thursday 31 October, 2019

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

Trailer Watch: Which film should you go see this weekend?

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

Culture - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

'You meet people at the high and low points of their lives': What I learned when I quit my job to become a bookseller

When she handed in her employee badge, she had an ‘Oh God, what have I done?’ moment, writes Dawn Behan of Woodbine Books.

Culture - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Game of Thrones creators pull out of making new Star Wars trilogy

David Benioff and DB Weiss recently signed a $250 million deal to work with Netflix.

Narcissism can be good for you, new research has found

Researches at Queen’s University Belfast have said that grandiose narcissism increased mental toughness, which can offset symptoms of depression.

Culture - Sunday 27 October, 2019

RTÉ announces new Nationwide presenter following retirement of Mary Kennedy

The next season of the show will air in 2020.

A Sunday Miscellany essay by Lisa McInerney: 'Setting the scene'

The essay is one of those featured in the new book, Miscellany 50.

Culture - Thursday 24 October, 2019

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

Trailer Watch: Which film should you go see this weekend?

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

Kevin Barry, Sinéad Gleeson and Edna O'Brien amongst this year's Irish Book Awards nominees

Once again, TheJournal.ie is sponsoring the Best Irish Published Book award.

Culture - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

JVN on living with HIV, his new book, and his 'bad assumption' about Leo Varadkar

We chat to the effervescent and thoughtful Queer Eye cast member, who has written a new memoir.

Poll: What is the best city in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What is the best city in Ireland?

Lonely Planet has said tourists should head to Galway, but does that make it the best?

Culture - Friday 18 October, 2019

Backlash grows over controversial South China Sea map in Abominable film

Vietnam pulled the film from cinemas this week.

Culture - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Poll: Should we bring James Joyce's remains back to Ireland? Dubliner This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we bring James Joyce's remains back to Ireland?

The repatriation would be ahead of the centenary of the publication of Ulysses.

Culture - Monday 14 October, 2019

'Until now people have been expecting these kids to adapt - but why should they adapt?'

Just because a child has autism or has neuro-diverse needs, it doesn’t mean they can’t be encouraged to be artistic, as these experts show.

Culture - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Jackie Brown and Breaking Bad actor Robert Forster dies aged 78 RIP This post contains videos

Jackie Brown and Breaking Bad actor Robert Forster dies aged 78

Forster earned an Oscar nomination for his comeback role in the 1997 Quentin Tarantino film.

Culture - Thursday 10 October, 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 - Monday 7 October, 2019

Brendan Gleeson to play Donald Trump in new TV mini-series

The four-hour miniseries will start shooting this November.

Culture - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Renowned rock drummer Ginger Baker dies aged 80 RIP

Renowned rock drummer Ginger Baker dies aged 80

The musician rose to fame with Cream in the 1960s.

Culture - Thursday 3 October, 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 2 October, 2019

Collins' most reliable and useful agents: New files shine light on women of the War of Independence

One Dublin woman who ran a grocery shop was considered a key asset to Michael Collins, according to the files.

Culture - Friday 27 September, 2019

Irish citizens among those who can now get a tourist visa to Saudi Arabia for the first time

Visas for the desert kingdom had until now been restricted to foreign workers or pilgrims to the country’s holy sites.

Culture - Thursday 26 September, 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.