Charlize Theron is unrecognisable as Fox News star Megyn Kelly in ‘Bombshell’, a film that looks at the sexual harassment scandal at the network. She talks toabout Me Too and the complexity of the film.
Putting aside angels-on-a-pinhead arguments about the actual year in which a decade expires and a new one commences — is it January 1, 2020, or 12 months on in 2021 and, anyway, who really cares? — what we hope will be the peace and quiet of St Stephen’s Day brings an opportunity to reflect not only on the country’s 2019 but also on aspects of the Dáil’s less-than-adequate performance since 2010.
Why does Santa live at the North Pole? How does he get around the world in a single night? And what does he do on Christmas morning? These and many other Christmas mysteries are solved by the Junior Infants of Gaelscoil Charraig Uí Leighin in Carrigaline, Co Cork.
I estimate that this is the fourth Christmas column I’ve written for the Irish Examiner, and while I haven’t looked back at the others, I have a sneaking suspicion there are certain similarities between them all.
Despite Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s weekend bullishness when he said that a record 2.3m people are at work and that the unemployment rate stands at 5% and continues to fall, today’s budget, one of the tightly choreographed melodramas of the political year, might be described as a cross between one of Venice’s masked balls and a dull episode of a TV blind date exploitation fest.