It has taken thousands of light years, but feminism has finally made itself known in deepest space. Call it a cynical marketing ploy to suck the gi(...)

Carrie Fisher: her portrayal of Princess Leia reflects a victory over her struggles in real life. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

Sitting in the back row of a packed, expectant and good-natured cinema for Star Wars: the Force Awakens, I was struck by the number of contemporaries(...)

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”:  grossed more than $1bn since its release last month and received mostly positive reviews

George Lucas has apologised for remarks he made in a recent interview with Charlie Rose, in which he described the new Star Wars film as too “retro” f(...)

Filmmaker George Lucas attends the World Premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, in Hollywood on Monday. Photograph: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty

An army of Stormtroopers plus C-3PO and R2D2 were among the early arrivals at the world premiere of the highly-anticipated new Star Wars movie in Los (...)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) with Stormtroopers. Photograph: David James/ Lucasfilm 2015

Calm down. Calm down. We still have just over a month to wait until Star Wars: The Force Awakens strikes domestic cinemas. Despite the disappointment(...)

Production crew and sets on Skellig Island as Star Wars Episode VII directed by JJ Abrams begins filming. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The return of crews filming the new Star Wars film to the Skellig Michael Unesco World Heritage Site off the Co Kerry coast next month will be hugely (...)

The Electricite de France nuclear power station in Dampierre-en-Burly, France. The French power utility is the world’s biggest operator of nuclear power plants. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/ Reuters
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Image of the week: Nuclear option Steam rises at night from the cooling towers of the Electricite de France nuclear power station in Dampierre-(...)

Will it be Woz? Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is on the shortlist to be immortalised in wax at San Francisco’s Madame Tussauds. Photograph: Tony Avelar/Bloomberg News

Some of Silicon Valley’s most prominent technology figures have been waxing lyrical on Twitter this past week. Or at least, they’ve been getting excit(...)

David Oyelowo:   “When I first read the script, in 2007, my reaction was spiritual. I felt a call of God that I was going to do this.” Photograph:  Bon Duke/New York Times

Having watched Selma, it’s impossible not to do a double take when David Oyelowo walks into the room. He is a svelte, youthful-looking 38-year-old,(...)

Detail from Night Time in LA by Patrick Morrison. Photograph: Ciaran Connelly

As part of this year’s Imagine Arts Festival, Greyfriars Gallery in Waterford celebrates the work of the late Patrick Morrison with a small retrosp(...)