American artist Harry Smith in a room at the hotel in 1969. Photograph: Getty Images

‘I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel” goes Leonard Cohen’s song, marking his fondness for the hotel that served as a byword for the altern(...)

A shake map released by the US Geological Survey (USGS) shows the location and intensity of a magnitude 5.1 earthquake which occurred north-west of Brea in Orange County, California. Image: EPA/USGS Handout.

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck suburban Los Angeles on Friday evening, rattling a wide swath of Southern California, breaking water mains i(...)

Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho, one of a series of fictional murderers imitated by a serial killer in Pierre Lemaitre’s Irène

Pierre Lemaitre’s Alex earned rave reviews last year, not least for the way Lemaitre rework(...)

Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay singer Chris Martin have said they are splitting up “with hearts full of sadness” after trying for more than a year to save their marriage. Photograph: Reuters

Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay singer Chris Martin have said they are splitting up “with hearts full of sadness” after trying f(...)

SXSW Film: Emjay Anthony and Jon Favreau  in  “Chef”
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The South By Southwest festival gets most attention for its musical and interactive components, but SXSW Film has been running in Austin since (...)

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Over four decades, David Mamet’s Sexual Perversity in Chicago has, via two dramatic mutatio(...)

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and First Minister Peter Robinson  will use a series of engagements in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington to drum up inward investment to the North  in the build-up to St Patrick’s Day.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson and his deputy Martin McGuinness have begun a trade mission to the US. Both men will use a(...)

Dorian S. Nakamoto, identified by Newsweek magazine as the founder of Bitcoin, speaks to members of the media as he arrives home in Temple City, California. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg

A Japanese American man thought to be the reclusive multi-millionaire father of Bitcoin emerged from a modest Southern California home and denied i(...)

Potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton: clarified her remarks

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has defended comments comparing the moves of Russian president Vladimir Putin to actions taken by (...)

Schoolboy Q: Oxymoron

This is the point at which LA rapper Quincy Hanley says hello to the mainstream and waits to see what it makes of him. In fairness, this release ha(...)

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