Bono, Batali, Blankfein, Cohn, Stipe, Perry: N.Y. Scene

By Amanda Gordon & Katya Kazakina

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Bono’s Beckett

Bono read from Samuel Beckett’s “The End” last night at a benefit for the Drawing Center, paying tribute to his friend, artist Sean Scully.

Then he found his own words. “I am lucky enough to live with some of Sean Scully’s work. They are of course very musical, very lyrical, but it’s their discipline I want to be around.”

Scully paints horizontal and vertical blocks of rich colors, “approaching the canvas like a kickboxer or a builder,” Bono said. “These grids with their frayed edges don’t intend to contain uncontainable emotions. What they do is suggest boundaries, limits. Limits are important for an artist, I’m told.”

“We’re both from Dublin, we kind of agree about things, about making the world better,” Scully said of his friendship with Bono.

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U2 stars revive €150m Clarence makeover plans

Photo: PA Wire


BONO and The Edge have revived their plans to carry out a €150m revamp of Dublin’s upmarket Clarence Hotel.

The highly ambitious project was shelved in 2009 as a result of the recession, but it is now back on the table.

It has emerged that the U2 pair, along with developer Paddy McKillen, have sought fresh planning permission.

Documents filed this month with Dublin City Council requests an “extension of duration of planning permission” to build a “new and enlarged Clarence Hotel” by July 2018.

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‘Lincoln’ stars radiate heat on a cold Dublin day

Bono and Ali Hewson arriving at the screening

by Rosita Boland

If you had one question to ask actor Daniel Day-Lewis, what would it be? The man who has won two Oscars, who is tipped for his third, and who rarely gives interviews, would take one question from The Irish Times yesterday at the premiere of Lincoln. This is what the slightly scary people from Fox movies told the assembled press in a briefing yesterday afternoon, as we squashed up at the end of the red carpet that ran from the Gresham Hotel through the sleet of O’Connell Street into the Savoy Cinema.

Forty-five minutes, which is how long it took the trio of Hollywood superstars – Day-Lewis, director Steven Spielberg and actor Sally Field – to arrive in the cinema foyer, is a very long time to fret about asking one question.

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Free U2 related email services

Today most people have more than one email account, one for work/professional, and a second for non-work, hobby interest. For U2 fans there are a couple of free U2 related email services that you can use.






Both services are free to use (ad supported) and available to U2 fans worldwide.
Both Free email package includes:

  • Generous 1 GB storage
  • Advanced Web 2.0 email Web Mail Interface
  • Personal calendar and address book
  • Inbox folders and message filing just like Outlook
  • No reading of email for ad targeting
  • Spam and virus filtering
  • Service options include registered email and online storage
  • 25MB file attachments

and more!


Coming Soon: email.




Capitalism is no longer a four-letter word for U2 frontman Bono.

The Irish rocker told a tech conference in Dublin last week he has a new appreciation for open markets thanks to his charitable work co-founding the One campaign, a movement to end disease and hunger in Africa.

[Bono] said it had been “a humbling thing for me” to realize the importance of capitalism and entrepreneurialism in philanthropy, particularly as someone who “got into this as a righteous anger activist with all the cliches.”

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