Author Archives: Jim Springer

Irish GTA V gamers pay 30% more than British

GRAND Theft Auto V (GTA V) may have had record-breaking sales in its first week, but there were few winners among Irish gamers who had to pay almost 30% more than their UK peers.

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Is Body Shop still worth it for L’Oréal?

The beauty of its natural ingredients, reusable bottles and stand against animal testing was such that even L’Oréal could not resist the allure of the Body Shop (Alexandra Frean writes). Now, however, 40 years ago after Anita Roddick launched the … Continue reading

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Making classical music sexy on screen

Gael García Bernal, the star of a hot TV drama about a rock-star conductor, explains who inspired his character

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‘He has music coming out of his pores’

Meet the 11-year-old prodigy preparing to conduct a 75-piece symphony orchestra

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Return of the comic book superheroes

The Flash, the Green Lantern and Wonder Woman will get another outing on the big screen, Iron Man and Captain America will go head-to-head and Spider-Man is to weave his box-office magic once again. The major Hollywood studios are planning … Continue reading

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The man who saved the comic book

Stan Lee, creator of Hollywood’s favourite superheroes, has just written his memoirs. He’s not as rich as Iron Man, he insists, and, no, he didn’t know Iceman had turned gay. John Harlow and Josh Glancy report

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Damien Chazelle: ‘Movies have got too cynical, too realistic-minded — very literal’

The director of the award-winning musical La La Land on why we need old-style Hollywood romanticism more than ever

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Home of modern arts has to close its doors

An arts gallery that has showcased modern works and botanical treasures for 30 years is to close to save money.

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Found: the opera rat by Degas that really gave birth to modern art

It is the original sculpture credited with bringing about the birth of modern art: a teenage dancer whose pose pushed artists into revolution.

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Vogue makes history with male editor

Edward Enninful is expected to add pop culture to the grande dame of fashion titles

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