Orange Is the New Black: Danielle Brooks, Samira Wiley, Lea DeLaria, Laverne Cox, Lori Petty, Taryn Manning, Uzo Aduba, Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Natasha Lyonne, Yael Stone, Ruby Rose, Kate Mulgrew, Selenis Leyva and Dascha Polanco in the third season of the Netflix hit

Two summers ago Orange Is the New Black brought Netflix both a hit and critical acclaim. Based on the prison memoir of Piper Kerman, it featured a (...)

Mindy Kaling, creator and star of   The Mindy Project, one of a new genre of films and television shows written by  women that portray a more sexually frank account of their  lives.   Photograph: Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SCAD

It is a vulgar truth universally acknowledged that Sex and the City creators on HBO Darren Star and Michael Patrick King ratcheted up the raunch of th(...)

Former White House press secretary James Brady gives a thumbs-up to everyone as he visits the White House press briefing room in Washington in this  2011 file photograph.

The death of former White House press secretary James Brady, who was shot in the head in the 1981 assassination attempt on president Ronald Reagan, ha(...)

New recruit: A Very British Airline

Corporate training courses for new recruits always seem a bit weird to outsiders. They look like cult meetings, but with whiteboards and colour-coded (...)

Matt Damon (left) and Sharlto Copley in Columbia Pictures’ ELYSIUM.
Review: Elysium

No person who has sat through Neill Blomkamp’s superb District 9 will easily mistake Elysium for the work of any other director. Trent Opaloch’s mobil(...)

 Film director and writer Neil Jordan photographed in Dalkey, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

I suppose we should expect the undead to hang around for a while, but the continuing preponderance of vampires in popular culture is really quite e(...)