WHEN a young Irish nun fled her convent one foggy winter night dressed only in her nightgown, she could not have known the series of extraordinary events she was to spark in Australia's religious history – including her demanding that a bishop publicly apologise for dismissing her as mad.
KNOWN for her strong and distinctive style, Co Down artist Margaret Clarke was in high demand as a portrait painter in the early 20th century and depicted many high-profile figures including Éamon de Valera.
ON STAGE, comedian Teresa Livingstone looks like the embodiment of a particularly rough 'morning after the night before', where the 'night before' involved a succession of alcohol-fuelled mistakes and personal disasters.
A Legacy of Spies by John Le Carré, published in hardback by Viking THERE are two views of John Le Carré’s work: some consider that he has effectively blended high-end literature with his chosen genre, the spy novel; others think him a brilliant genre writer whose works are weakened by his literary pretensions.
THE lower-case lettering and exclamation point of Darren Aronofsky's twisted psychological thriller reflect the Oscar-nominated writer-director's nightmarish vision: intriguing, pretentious, confusing and ultimately pointless.