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Caught in the Californian Desert

An unorthodox road trip through California offered an adventure into the countryside and encounters with interesting characters.
By Jayne Lernihan
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The Rise and Fall of Ireland’s Big Houses

Róisín Power follows an old map of Ireland's ancient estates – and uncovers a forgotten history.
By Róisín Power
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How K-Pop Repurposes 1990s Nostalgia

K-pop isn't without its problems, but it's also a vehicle to relive the golden era of pop bands.
By Saoirse Ní Scanláin
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Books Upending The Patriarchy

What happens when women take control?
By Ciannait Khan
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In St Petersburg, Retracing Russian History

Like many Russian novels, our journey to the country's second city began in a crowded train station.
By Eleanor O'Mahony
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How Ireland Conquered the Stars

Ireland has a long – but somewhat forgotten – history of gazing at the stars.
By Carlos Oliveras
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The Peculiar Pseudoscience of a Good Christmas Song

What makes 'All I Want For Christmas' and 'White Christmas' classic festive tunes?
By Andrew Connolly
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In the Firing Line

Dublin's firefighters are proud of their joint role as paramedics. So why are they facing calls for reform?
By Niamh Egleston
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The History of Christmas Jumpers

The story of how Christmas jumpers went from cringe to cool.
By Niamh Mulville
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The Enduring Relevance of A Christmas Carol

Celebrate Christmas the way Charles Dickens imagined it.
By Chloe Tait