Hannibal Buress attends t in Los Angeles, California in August. Photograph:  Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

I’m waiting for my call to connect to Hannibal Buress somewhat nervously, as our previous attempt had failed. He slept in, the consequence of a late-n(...)

 Aran Islander photographed in 1955. Photograph: George Pickow/Three Lions/Getty Images

Purist Irish-language practitioners who frown on phrases such as “mo bhicycle” and “mo mhobile fón” are a “pain in the neck”, according to a Californi(...)

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was published in 1960. It was immediately successful, winning the Pulitzer Prize, and has become a classic of modern American literature.

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (1960) Most novels manage to fall into immediate categories. Some are bestsellers, others are destined to be respe(...)

A window onto the world of Mark Twain
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Samuel L Clemens, better known after 1863 by his pseudonym, Mark Twain, made several attempts to write an autobiography. He discarded hundreds of page(...)

Baz Luhrmann, Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio watch some 3D playback on the set of The Great Gatsby

If you were attending press formalities for The Wizard of Oz then the best route would be v(...)


Over the last few years, Jeff Nichols has gathered a small, fervent following – the very definition of a cult – with two extraord(...)

Jeff Nichols crept up on us. Lucky old us. In 2007, a fortunate few were clever enough to catch a powerful southern melodrama named (...)