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Culture - Yesterday’s News

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Culture - Saturday 14 July, 2018

Scarlett Johansson pulls out of trans drama after backlash

Scarlett Johansson pulls out of trans drama after backlash

Johansson previously came under fire for playing an originally Asian character.

Culture - Thursday 12 July, 2018

'If you look at U2... they kind of belong to the world at this stage, where we still belong to Ireland'

After over 35 years in the business, Irish rock band Aslan are still going strong.

Culture - Monday 9 July, 2018

Gender-blind casting and unconscious bias training on the way for some major Irish theatre companies

The move comes after 18 months of work following the Waking the Feminists movement.

Culture - Sunday 8 July, 2018

This epic novel explores Ireland's history during a century of hurt and shame

The novel, by Emer Martin, explores the fate of one Irish family.

After decades under wraps in Dublin these 300-year-old scrolls are finally on display Chester Beatty This post contains videos

After decades under wraps in Dublin these 300-year-old scrolls are finally on display

They tell the story of real-life Japanese warrior Tawara Tōda and the many tall tales that accompanied his legend.

Irish crime writer's London terror novel optioned for major UK TV series

One of the author’s previous books is being made into a film, while another is also due to be a TV show.

Culture - Saturday 7 July, 2018

Drugs, child abuse and infidelity: The tragic life of Whitney Houston

A new documentary by Kevin Macdonald uncovers how the singer was abused by a relative as a child.

Culture - Friday 6 July, 2018

Here's everything we know about Michael Flatley's self-financed spy thriller

Will the Lord of the Dance be the master of the silver screen?

Culture - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Seamus Heaney letters, diaries and manuscripts on display to the public from tomorrow

Tickets are free – but booking is advised for the next few days due to high demand.

Culture - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

Actor who played Jar Jar Binks says backlash over film made him consider suicide

In 2015, the film’s creator George Lucas revealed that Jar Jar was inspired by Disney’s Goofy.

Culture - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Richard Swift, bassist with the Black Keys, has died RIP

Richard Swift, bassist with the Black Keys, has died

Swift (41) had been suffering from an undisclosed condition.

'It started out as a joke': Paul Howard on his musical about Copper Face Jacks Paul Howard This post contains videos

'It started out as a joke': Paul Howard on his musical about Copper Face Jacks

The musical is playing at the Olympia Theatre from 5 July.

Culture - Saturday 30 June, 2018

PICTURES: Thousands take part in Dublin Pride Parade

The streets of Dublin city centre were thronged with people from the early afternoon.

We talked to TV3's programming boss about Love Island (and whether there might be an Irish version)

Bill Malone was speaking at the Ballymount broadcaster’s rebrand event this week.

Culture - Friday 29 June, 2018

Pleasant update - Graham Linehan's cancer has gone

The Father Ted co-writer had revealed earlier this week that he had been undergoing treatment for testicular cancer and would need to undergo chemotherapy.

Culture - Thursday 28 June, 2018

'When we started, there was no Irish film industry': 30 years of the Galway Film Fleadh

The fleadh, which takes place in July, launches its festival programme this evening.

Culture - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Irish language works get their own award category for first time at Irish Book Awards

An Post has taken over as sponsor of the annual awards for the next three years.

The Killers played Dublin last night - and basically everyone in the city could hear them

The Las Vegas rockers played a bit of a noisy one in the RDS.

Culture - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Lucia Joyce: Why she was more than the 'mad daughter of a genius'

A new dance show looks at exploring another side to Lucia, daughter of James Joyce, who was herself a professional dancer.

Culture - Monday 25 June, 2018

Tickets for the Pope's visit to Knock booked out in just four hours

Francis will visit Ireland for two days in August.

Culture - Sunday 24 June, 2018

'It brings back all sorts of memories ... I'm crying now': New project brings archive Irish clips to nursing homes Irish Cinema This post contains videos

'It brings back all sorts of memories ... I'm crying now': New project brings archive Irish clips to nursing homes

Hard-to-find TV shows, ads and docs were being shown as part of the Reel Memories project .

'I wanted to make a film that was visceral and dangerous and had a woman at the centre'

Director Aoife McArdle talks to us about what makes her debut feature Kissing Candice so different.

Culture - Saturday 23 June, 2018

This Temple Bar alleyway has been transformed into something special...

The Love Lane street at at Crampton Court has been revamped.

From a Harry Potter treasure hunt to a sing song in Cork: Here's what's happening this weekend

Here’s a round-up of the events taking place across Ireland over the weekend.

Culture - Monday 18 June, 2018

Rupert Everett: 'The UK and Ireland are probably the two best places in the world to be gay'

The actor has directed and written a new film about Oscar Wilde.

Culture - Sunday 17 June, 2018

We took a tour of the Newbridge Silverware factory to learn how they make their wares Kildare This post contains videos

We took a tour of the Newbridge Silverware factory to learn how they make their wares

The Kildare-based company has been making products since 1934 when it was known as The Newbridge Cutlery Co.

Culture - Saturday 16 June, 2018

How Mike McCormack went from 'not being able to give a book away' to winning a €100k award

The Irish author won the €100k International Dublin Literary Award this week for his novel Solar Bones.

City Assembly House has been restored - and is recreating an 18th-century art exhibition

The ambitious exhibition will see works not seen in decades go on display to the public.

By day, John Shevlin makes hats, but once a year he transforms into James Joyce

Meet Dublin’s go-to James Joyce lookalike.

Culture - Friday 15 June, 2018

'And then a rocket sprang and bang': We asked David Norris to read his favourite section of Ulysses Bloomsday This post contains videos

Culture - Thursday 14 June, 2018

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.

Over 100,000 Irish people are following Love Island on 3e

The summer show is a hit for British broadcaster ITV2.

Culture - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

President Higgins unveils plaque at Dublin Castle where an Irish suffragette smashed a window

Hanna Sheehy Skeffington was one of the founders of the Irish Women’s Franchise League, which aimed to ensure that women got the right to vote as part of the Home Rule Bill.

Hillary Clinton and James Comey are coming to Dublin on Friday week (separately)

Don’t expect them to be meeting up for a pint or anything though.

Mike McCormack's 'brave, challenging' book Solar Bones wins €100k Dublin Literary Award

McCormack was nominated alongside writers like Eimear McBride, Han Kang and Elizabeth Strout.

Ifco stands by 18s rating for Irish film despite it being given a 15s cert in the UK Kissing Candice This post contains videos

Ifco stands by 18s rating for Irish film despite it being given a 15s cert in the UK

Kissing Candice is the debut feature by director Aoife McArdle.

Culture - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Over 2,500 women went skinny dipping on a Wicklow beach and smashed a world record

The money raised will go towards a children’s cancer charity.

Culture - Saturday 9 June, 2018

'It's a very long day and you do feel hungry occasionally': Muslims on fasting for Ramadan Ramadan This post contains videos

'It's a very long day and you do feel hungry occasionally': Muslims on fasting for Ramadan

Due to the long summer days in western Europe, fasting can last up to 19 hours in some countries.

Culture - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Peter Stringfellow opened a club in Dublin in 2006. It did not go well. Not one bit

Stringfellow’s Dublin was forced to close its doors after just five months in existence.

Culture - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

'I had to imagine I was the Butcher Boy': What it's like writing the music for Hollywood movies

We spoke to Elliot Goldenthal ahead of his event on Friday with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.