Will Lawrence says the 54-year old actress has finally won a best Oscar, playing a woman losing her identity to early Alzheimer’s. Moore herself, is utterly unchanged by fame and fortune, he finds.
The TV-adaptation of Mantel’s novels excelled, but steadily lost viewing figures,, writes Richard Fitzpatrick.Read article
The kingpin of the Silk Road drug cartel believed he was safely hidden online ... he wasn’t. Nina Burleigh on the rise and fall of Ross UlbrichtRead article
As Ed Power ponders a possible digital backlash, he talks to John Creedon about classic songs that never made it to the top of the chartsRead article
Boardgames are booming, vinyl sales are taking off, e-reader sales are slowing, and there’s a vogue for retro Nokias among hipsters. Are we ‘digitalled out’, asks Ed PowerRead article
If you have a child aged five upwards, chances are you’ll know all about Minecraft. Mother-ofthree Caroline Delaney attended a convention where she learnt that its appeal is far greater than she’d ever imaginedRead article
CORK-BASED artist Suzy O’Mullane has a performance/video/sound event at The Guesthouse, Cork, with Harry Moore on Saturday at 3pm. She will also have a solo exhibition entitled ‘There Was Nothing Good About Good Friday’ at the Origin Gallery in Dublin from March 12.Read article
Are the days of widely exciting new products like the iPhone over? Have we reached peak smartphone innovation, asks Diarmaid Condon.Read article
Here's your one stop shop for all the news, views and fashion highlights (and lowlights) to emerge from the movie industry's biggest nightRead article
Kay Cairn’s frugal adventures continue as she and Erin head off to the capital of Belgium. One catch, though: Kay’s on a very tight budgetRead article
In a bar in Cork, Israeli and Palestinian swing dancers jived and cha-chaed as part of a groundbreaking ‘Swing for Peace’ initiative, writes Ellie O’ByrneRead article
My biggest fault is that I am impulsive. Sometimes I pick an option and go with it, without having thought about all the possible outcomes.Read article
Teacher Emmet Ryan felt trapped, over-worked and under-appreciated in his London job. He tells Colette Sheridan how he broke the rut.Read article
Culture bores suggest a movie simply can’t match the sensory experience provided by the depth and breadth of a novel, Declan Burke says Fifty Shades of Grey has already put the old canard to bed.
Rose Mary Roche explores the theory that character, from which genuine coolness is derived, is much more fascinating than pure good looks. Faddy fashions peak and then die while genuine cool is consistent and enduring.
John Daly says PriceWaterHouseCoopers accountants Brad Oltmanns and Rick Rosas know who has won the Oscars days before the world does. They count the ballots by hand in a windowless room before being escorted by police to the awards ceremony.
Rita de Brun was a widow before 40, so she is sceptical of research that says we are happiest at any particular time. It’s different for everyone. Some people thrive later, into their 60s and 70s. We asked three celebrities in their prime if they were less or more content now.Read article
For a female candidate, however strong, to garner enough votes to win the White House is going to be a challenge of historical proportions, reports Betty BrowneRead article
Being short of cash doesn’t mean you can’t have a fun weekend. Be innovative. There is loads of free stuff out there, writes Kay CairnsRead article
The animation industry is in rude health globally and especially in Ireland with Cartoon Saloon up for an Oscar next week. Ed Power asks some well known faces what cartoons they lived for as kids.Read article