US President Barack Obama will team up with  survival expert Bear Grylls in an NBC TV show to explore the impact climate change is having on the environment.  Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Barack Obama is to venture into the Alaskan wilderness with British adventurer Bear Grylls for a television programme, it has been announced. The US p(...)

Slab City, a squatters’ campsite in the Colorado Desert, California. Photograph: Ronan Gallagher

It all began with a disposable camera bought in Boots in Galway in 2004. Ronan Gallagher, a young surfer from Barefield, outside Ennis, was doing a(...)

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I was not among those who paid towards the campaign that allowed Zach Braff to make this largely terrible unintended satire of the previous decade’(...)

Some of us owe Matthew McConaughey an apology. For a substantial part of his career, the indecently handsome Texan had to endure being the punchline t(...)

Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid. Photograph: David Sleator

Mohsin Hamid has done it again. His 2007 novel, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, hit the zeitg(...)