Late actor Ralph Waite as Reverend Norman Balthus in the TV series Carnivale. Photograph: HBO

Stars of 1970s TV series The Waltons have paid tribute to Ralph Waite, the actor who played the kind-and-steady patriarch of the tight-knit rur(...)

‘It’s a part I’ve waited 77 years for.” When Bruce Dern’s turn in Alexander Payne’s Nebraska deservedly took the Best Actor prize at this year’s Canne(...)

Marta Marin (left) and Monica Ennis, at the Georgian house in Dublin where they act as house-sitters. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

While the average price of renting a single room in Dublin city centre is €433 per month, and a one-bedroom apartment averages nationally at €825, the(...)

Jonathan Drennan playing rugby for Hanwell RFC earlier this year. Photograph: Stephen Brooks / Stephen Brooks Photography

My name is Jonathan Drennan, I’m 27 and a few months ago, I came out of a reinforced mental closet that I’d been crouched in for quite a while. I made(...)

Few actors have been so able to dominate a film screen – often to the point of overshadowing the rest of the cast – as Jack Nicholson. The conflicting(...)

Karen Black

The contribution to the “New Hollywood” movement, primarily a male auteur-led phenomenon, of performers as adventurous and vital as Karen Black, who h(...)

An artist’s impression of Stevie “The Rifleman” Flemmi on the witness stand in James Whitey Bulger’s murder and racketeering trial. Image: Jane Collins/Reuters

It was a subtle distinction, for a psychopath. “I loved her,” Stevie “The Rifleman” Flemmi said of his onetime girlfriend, Debbie Davis, a sparkling b(...)

FBI agents search a field outside Detroit for the remains of former Teamsters’ union president Jimmy Hoffa  in Oakland Township, Michigan. Photograph: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

The search for former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa, missing since 1975 and thought to have been murdered by members of organised crime, has brought inve(...)

The French New Wave unquestionably brought fresh energies to American cinema in the early 1970s. Suddenly every second film found its(...)

You don’t think that Samoa Air thing could catch on here, do you? The new system, under which your airfare is calculated by your body weight an(...)

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