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Culture - Thursday 10 December, 2020

The US reviews of Wild Mountain Thyme say it's 'demented' and 'nonsense'
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# WildMountainThyme

The US reviews of Wild Mountain Thyme say it's 'demented' and 'nonsense'

Dec 10th 2020, 10:15 PM 56,243 Views 38 Comments

One review said it couldn’t be a broader caricature of Irish culture if it were directed by a pint of Guinness.

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Film
# Film

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

Dec 10th 2020, 8:00 PM 18,904 Views 26 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Culture - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Today marks 40 years since John Lennon was shot dead on his doorstep in New York
# John Lennon
# John Lennon

Today marks 40 years since John Lennon was shot dead on his doorstep in New York

Dec 8th 2020, 9:28 AM 16,662 Views 43 Comments

Mark Chapman shot the singer on 8 December 1980.

Culture - Sunday 29 November, 2020

Mark Hamill leads tributes to Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse following death
# RIP
# RIP

Mark Hamill leads tributes to Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse following death

Updated Nov 29th 2020, 4:15 PM 39,929 Views 22 Comments

David Prowse, the British actor who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died aged 85.

Culture - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

'It's a huge thing for a writer': Donal Ryan and Keelin Shanley among Irish Book Awards winners
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# An Post Ibas

'It's a huge thing for a writer': Donal Ryan and Keelin Shanley among Irish Book Awards winners

Nov 25th 2020, 8:35 PM 19,837 Views 5 Comments

“It’s just a privilege,” Eason Novel of the Year winner Donal Ryan told us.

Culture - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Movies
# Movies

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

Nov 19th 2020, 8:00 PM 24,433 Views 4 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Culture - Monday 16 November, 2020

Extract: Manchán Magan on the the controversy around the Irish word leprechaun
# As Gaeilge
# As Gaeilge

Extract: Manchán Magan on the the controversy around the Irish word leprechaun

Nov 16th 2020, 7:00 AM 68,888 Views 49 Comments

Taken from an extract from his book, 32 Words For Field, which has been nominated in the An Post Irish Book Awards.

Culture - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about crowns?
# The Crown
# The Crown

Quiz: How much do you know about crowns?

Nov 14th 2020, 10:00 PM 46,815 Views 20 Comments

Whet your appetite for The Crown.

Culture - Friday 13 November, 2020

Sofa Watch: Not just the usual suspects tonight as Gabriel Byrne and Andrea Bocelli join Ryan
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: Not just the usual suspects tonight as Gabriel Byrne and Andrea Bocelli join Ryan

Nov 13th 2020, 6:30 PM 19,552 Views 18 Comments

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

Culture - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

These stunning colourised photos give a new look at Ireland's past
# Old Ireland In Colour
# Old Ireland In Colour

These stunning colourised photos give a new look at Ireland's past

Nov 11th 2020, 8:00 PM 70,675 Views 23 Comments

They’ve been compiled into a book that is nominated in this year’s Irish Book Awards.

Culture - Friday 6 November, 2020

Sofa Watch: Ryan gets down to business, Deirdre O'Kane gets Shortt
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: Ryan gets down to business, Deirdre O'Kane gets Shortt

Nov 6th 2020, 6:30 PM 31,000 Views 24 Comments

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

Culture - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Your evening longread: What makes athletes bottle it under pressure?
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# Have A Read

Your evening longread: What makes athletes bottle it under pressure?

Nov 5th 2020, 8:30 PM 9,637 Views 1 Comment

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off today’s news events.

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Cinema
# Cinema

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

Nov 5th 2020, 8:30 PM 19,680 Views 12 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Culture - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Your evening longread: Behind the scenes of Deal or No Deal
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Behind the scenes of Deal or No Deal

Nov 3rd 2020, 8:30 PM 19,193 Views 11 Comments

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off today’s news events.

Culture - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Spooky skies: Rare blue moon to shine over Ireland on Halloween
# ONCE IN A BLUE MOON
# ONCE IN A BLUE MOON

Spooky skies: Rare blue moon to shine over Ireland on Halloween

Oct 29th 2020, 9:45 PM 46,135 Views 15 Comments

It will be the second full moon of this calendar month, making it a “Blue Moon”.

Culture - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Kim Kardashian sparks social media meme with trip to private island
# Sunny Side Of 40
# Sunny Side Of 40

Kim Kardashian sparks social media meme with trip to private island

Oct 28th 2020, 5:19 PM 68,258 Views 40 Comments

Kardashian’s announcement that she surprised her “inner circle” with celebrations for her 40th birthday has attracted a mixed response.

Culture - Friday 23 October, 2020

Sofa Watch: Battle of the bosses as Springsteen and Holohan join Ryan tonight
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: Battle of the bosses as Springsteen and Holohan join Ryan tonight

Oct 23rd 2020, 6:30 PM 39,778 Views 56 Comments

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

Culture - Thursday 22 October, 2020

Anna Burns wins the €100k International Dublin Literary Award for her novel Milkman
# Winner
# Winner

Anna Burns wins the €100k International Dublin Literary Award for her novel Milkman

Oct 22nd 2020, 11:53 AM 17,369 Views 27 Comments

The award is the world’s largest prize for a single novel published in English.

Culture - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Keelin Shanley, Luke O'Neill and Mary McAleese among this year's Irish Book Awards nominees
# Irish Book Awards
# Irish Book Awards

Keelin Shanley, Luke O'Neill and Mary McAleese among this year's Irish Book Awards nominees

Oct 20th 2020, 2:33 PM 14,108 Views 2 Comments

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

Culture - Friday 16 October, 2020

Sofa Watch: Dermot Bannon returns to the Late Late (again)
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: Dermot Bannon returns to the Late Late (again)

Oct 16th 2020, 6:30 PM 47,574 Views 26 Comments

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

Culture - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Movies
# Movies

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

Oct 15th 2020, 8:00 PM 21,804 Views 13 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Culture - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

The Remote: Priestly confessions, the IFTAs go virtual and some Halloween horror
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: Priestly confessions, the IFTAs go virtual and some Halloween horror

Oct 13th 2020, 6:30 PM 15,297 Views 2 Comments

We’ve got you covered whether you want a solo TV night or one for all the family.

Culture - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Work from some of the world's most renowned artists to go on display in Dublin
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# Gormleys Contemporary

Work from some of the world's most renowned artists to go on display in Dublin

Oct 11th 2020, 11:09 AM 26,676 Views 16 Comments

Banksy, Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst are among the artists whose work visitors will be able to enjoy.

Culture - Friday 9 October, 2020

Sofa Watch: Kevin Bacon joins Ryan tonight - is a Zoom-based dance-off too much to ask for?
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: Kevin Bacon joins Ryan tonight - is a Zoom-based dance-off too much to ask for?

Oct 9th 2020, 6:30 PM 30,694 Views 14 Comments

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

Tributes paid to John Lennon's 'outstanding contribution to music' on what would have been his 80th birthday
# The Beatles
# The Beatles

Tributes paid to John Lennon's 'outstanding contribution to music' on what would have been his 80th birthday

Oct 9th 2020, 10:06 AM 14,934 Views 42 Comments

The musician, who was shot dead in 1980, has continued to have an enduring influence on popular culture.

Culture - Thursday 8 October, 2020

American poet Louise Glück wins Nobel Prize in Literature
# Poetry
# Poetry

American poet Louise Glück wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Oct 8th 2020, 12:53 PM 10,834 Views 3 Comments

The writer won a Pulitzer in the early 1990s.

Culture - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

'Everyone thought the people in flats were locked up and comfy - I wanted to scrape away the surface a bit'
# Illuminations
# Illuminations

'Everyone thought the people in flats were locked up and comfy - I wanted to scrape away the surface a bit'

Oct 7th 2020, 8:00 AM 16,764 Views 1 Comment

Photographer Jeanette Lowe and artist Leanne McDonagh explore inner city life and Traveller families in new work about how the pandemic has affected Ireland.

Culture - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

The Remote: Big week for the Irish as Twink, Colm Meaney and Stephen Kenny are all on the box
# Nights In
# Nights In

The Remote: Big week for the Irish as Twink, Colm Meaney and Stephen Kenny are all on the box

Oct 6th 2020, 6:30 PM 27,851 Views 12 Comments

We’ve got you covered whether you want a solo TV night or one for all the family.

Culture - Monday 5 October, 2020

Comedian Deirdre O'Kane to take on RTÉ Saturday night slot
# Funny Talk
# Funny Talk

Comedian Deirdre O'Kane to take on RTÉ Saturday night slot

Oct 5th 2020, 6:30 AM 51,389 Views 45 Comments

The six-part series is looking to bring “a bit of craic” to screens as we head into winter.

Culture - Saturday 3 October, 2020

New Bond film release pushed back to next year
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# No Time To Die

New Bond film release pushed back to next year

Oct 3rd 2020, 9:03 AM 26,104 Views 11 Comments

The release of the latest Bond film had already been pushed back once.

Culture - Friday 2 October, 2020

Sofa Watch: A double dose of Graham
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# Nights In

Sofa Watch: A double dose of Graham

Oct 2nd 2020, 6:31 PM 30,504 Views 8 Comments

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

Culture - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Great British Bake Off contestants created 'bubble' in a hotel for six weeks to record this year's series
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# Gbbo

Great British Bake Off contestants created 'bubble' in a hotel for six weeks to record this year's series

Sep 23rd 2020, 8:35 AM 23,921 Views 9 Comments

The annual baking competition returned to TV screens last night.

Culture - Monday 21 September, 2020

Actor Michael Lonsdale - who played a Bond villain in Moonraker - dies aged 89
# Hugo Drax
# Hugo Drax

Actor Michael Lonsdale - who played a Bond villain in Moonraker - dies aged 89

Sep 21st 2020, 8:05 PM 31,876 Views 19 Comments

The French-British actor was best known for his villainous turn as Hugo Drax opposite Roger Moore’s 007 in Moonraker.

Paul Mescal misses out on his Emmy as Watchmen, Schitt's Creek and Succession clean up
# Hollywood Big Time
# Hollywood Big Time

Paul Mescal misses out on his Emmy as Watchmen, Schitt's Creek and Succession clean up

Sep 21st 2020, 7:08 AM 33,762 Views 19 Comments

It came on a strange night for the Emmys that were conducted remotely for the first time.

Culture - Saturday 19 September, 2020

'These are communities which are extremely violently misogynistic': Investigating the world of incels, pick-up artists and men who hate women
# Misogyny
# Misogyny

'These are communities which are extremely violently misogynistic': Investigating the world of incels, pick-up artists and men who hate women

Sep 19th 2020, 8:00 PM 45,778 Views 74 Comments

We speak to the author Laura Bates about what she discovered in some of the dark – and not so dark – recesses of the internet.

Culture - Friday 18 September, 2020

Culture Night: Highlights from Dublin and the East
# Highlights
# Highlights

Culture Night: Highlights from Dublin and the East

Sep 18th 2020, 6:45 AM 13,751 Views 2 Comments

Our guide in the run up to Friday’s nationwide event.

Culture - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Your evening longread: A brief history of the music video
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: A brief history of the music video

Sep 17th 2020, 8:33 PM 12,525 Views 2 Comments

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Cinema
# Cinema

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

Sep 17th 2020, 8:00 PM 19,451 Views 8 Comments

As cinemas begin to reopen, here are a few options for weekend watching.

Culture Night: Here's what's happening in the South and midlands on Friday
# Highlights
# Highlights

Culture Night: Here's what's happening in the South and midlands on Friday

Sep 17th 2020, 6:45 AM 14,994 Views 5 Comments

Our guide in the run up to Friday’s nationwide event.

Culture - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Culture Night: Here's what's happening in the West on Friday
# Cultural Delights
# Cultural Delights

Culture Night: Here's what's happening in the West on Friday

Sep 16th 2020, 6:45 AM 15,424 Views 9 Comments

Our guide in the run up to Friday’s nationwide event.