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Culture - Yesterday’s News

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Culture - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Children's BBC star Mya-Lecia Naylor dies suddenly, aged 16 RIP

Children's BBC star Mya-Lecia Naylor dies suddenly, aged 16

The CBBC star died suddenly on Sunday 7 April.

Culture - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

John Boyne quits Twitter after criticism from trans activists following newspaper article

‘He spoke of his rejection of the term ‘cis’ used to refer to those who are not part of the trans community.

Culture - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Culture - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Sitdown Sunday: Are sex scenes in film dying a death?

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

Culture - Friday 12 April, 2019

Christy Dignam and Norah Casey among recipients of 2019 Lord Mayor award

Sportstar Philly McMahon and broadcaster Joe Duffy are among previous winners of the award.

It's a country/rap song that's breaking chart records in the US. So why the Old Town Road controversy? Lil Nas X This post contains videos

It's a country/rap song that's breaking chart records in the US. So why the Old Town Road controversy?

“I’m gonna take my horse, To the old town road.”

Opinion: My name is Gearóidín and I want the Irish State to give me back my fadas

‘According to the HSE, the internal systems in place cannot deal with fadas. But why? Fadas are not exactly a new invention,’ writes Gearóidín McEvoy.

'It all started with my balls' - Colm Tóibín's moving essay about cancer is a must-read

The piece beautifully details his diagnosis to treatment.

Stormzy cancels festival show claiming his friends and manager were 'racially profiled' by security

The British rapper said he needed to “make a point about racism”.

Culture - Thursday 11 April, 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 9 April, 2019

Opinion: Frustrated with a lack of progress? Time to redefine winning

Sisters Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski have written a book on burnout – and in this extract, they explain that redefining winning can help you reach your goals in a way you didn’t expect.

Culture - Monday 8 April, 2019

Young Offenders star Chris Walley wins Olivier award

The Cork native scooped the award for his role in Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore.

Culture - Sunday 7 April, 2019

'I'm especially excited about being able to play people bespoke porn': Jon Ronson gets ready to visit Ireland

The writer and podcaster will be talking about his latest podcast series, The Last Days of August.

A Chinese city is paying for a new garden in a Dublin city park

The donators of the garden have requested that it is located in the park close to the Chinese embassy on Merrion Road.

Culture - Saturday 6 April, 2019

'Keeping pigeons keeps me out of the pub': The pigeon fancier trying to revive the past-time

John O’Brien is trying to get more people interested in keeping and racing pigeons.

Coronation Street is to feature a black family for the first time in its 59-year history

The producers of the show say they hope it will make it more representative of modern Britain.

Culture - Thursday 4 April, 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.

Give us the night: It's time to reform our licensing laws - they are straight out of Father Ted

Our licensing laws are a complex, expensive mess. It is stifling creativity and puts as at a disadvantage compared to other EU destinations, writes Sunil Sharpe.

Culture - Tuesday 2 April, 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 - Sunday 31 March, 2019

The Irish For: The Irish language version of Wikipedia is going strong

Sure enough, one of the longest, best laid-out and most carefully edited pages in An Vicipéid is the page on Star Trek, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

Culture - Saturday 30 March, 2019

Colin Farrell: 'Ireland is a marvel - the same-sex marriage referendum was extraordinary'

The Dublin actor talks to us about his pride in Ireland, and his role in Disney’s reimagining of Dumbo.

Culture - Friday 29 March, 2019

Legendary filmmaker and French New Wave pioneer Agnes Varda dies aged 90 RIP

Legendary filmmaker and French New Wave pioneer Agnes Varda dies aged 90

She continued making films right up to her death.

Boyzone singer Keith Duffy hospitalised before show in Bangkok

The band performed without him after he was taken to hospital.

Culture - Thursday 28 March, 2019

'It was really touch and go': Eight-week-old pup given life saving surgery following public donations

“We realised we were dealing with a very life threatening condition.”

Explainer: Why is Donald Trump asking the FBI to look into an alleged hate crime against a TV actor?

Jussie Smollett achieved notoriety after being accused of fabricating a hate crime.

Ireland's Got Talent finalist 'hurt' by online abuse about Traveller background

“I actually felt more hurt for the younger generation that they still have to face this.”

Culture - Monday 25 March, 2019

'A kind, gentle outsider': Scott Walker, the enigmatic and hugely influential singer, has died aged 76 RIP

'A kind, gentle outsider': Scott Walker, the enigmatic and hugely influential singer, has died aged 76

His record company hailed him as a “unique and challenging titan”.

Culture - Sunday 24 March, 2019

3fe coffee guru Colin Harmon is writing book number two after opening cafe number five

The entrepreneur is also dreaming of rolling out a coffee shop overseas someday.

Culture - Saturday 23 March, 2019

New music festival in Dublin planned for this June Bank Holiday

Promoters MCD hope to make Dun Laoghaire Pier the home for gigs over three days this June bank holiday.

Culture - Friday 22 March, 2019

U2 top list of millionaire Irish entertainers, with estimated worth of €662m

Michael Flatley, Liam Neeson and Bob Geldof also make the Sunday Times’ millionaires list.

Game of Thrones star describes suffering two nearly fatal brain aneurysms

Emilia Clarke said she suffered a form of stroke just after finishing series 1 of the hit show.

Culture - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Little Green Cars reach the 'end of the road' as band announce break-up

“There has been no terrible calamity, no heartless betrayal and no punches thrown,” the band said.

Culture - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Fancy tickets to a live Colm O'Regan talk in a Temple Bar bookshop?

Comedian Colm O’Regan will be at The Gutter Bookshop next Monday to talk about his new book – and we have tickets for it.

'The Rosary is a weapon': New documentary reveals how a CIA-funded Irish priest fought Communism

Fr Patrick Peyton taught Americans to recite the Rosary from the 1940s onwards.

Culture - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

More to Ireland den dis? Alan Partridge 'Men Behind the Wire' clip prompts amusement, bemusement

Viewers’ jaws may have dropped a little when the songs were aired – but a joke’s a joke right? Hopefully.

Irish author makes shortlist for Wellcome Book Prize

Arnold Thomas Fanning has made the shortlist for Mind on Fire.

Culture - Monday 18 March, 2019

Opinion: When the Beatles played Dublin in 1963 John Lennon declared: ‘We’re all Irish’

Lennon’s search for rebellion was nurtured by his embrace of Liverpool’s Irish influence and the dynamic effect of the city’s seafarer culture via the movement of ideas across oceans, writes Francis Kenny.

Culture - Saturday 16 March, 2019

Opinion: In many ways St Patrick's Day is an Irish American festival

‘Maybe this St Patrick’s Day we should concede ownership of our patron saint and accept that we have been sharing him with America for centuries’, writes Robbie Smyth.

'It makes you proud to see': The 10th year of the Global Greening takes place this week - here's how it started

The annual initiative will take place in more than 50 countries this year.