Donald Trump points to supporters at the end of his rally at the SNHU Arena on Monday in Manchester, New Hampshire. Photograph: Scott Eisen/Getty Images

Donald Trump returned to New Hampshire, scene of his first political victory, with news of support from two local sports heroes, New England Patriots (...)

Hillary Clinton on stage with Beyoncé and Jay Z in Cleveland, Ohio, last Friday. People resent high-achieving multimillionaires lecturing them about how they should vote. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty

It was a supermarket celebrity sweep for Hillary Clinton last weekend as she appeared alongside power couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé at a show in Ohio; anot(...)

A supporter holds up a sign as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Sarasota, Florida, on Monday.  Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump criss-crossed the United States yesterday in a frantic effort to shore up their support as a long, nasty and divisive(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Photograph: Zach Gibson and Damon Winter/The New York Times

Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump crisscrossed the US on Monday, racing to sway undecided voters and to mobilise their supporters t(...)

Jim Sheridan: his short film ‘11th Hour’ was screened in Dublin last Saturday. Photograph: Ernesto Ruscio/Getty

An eight-minute film shot in two days by the director Jim Sheridan will have its official premiere in Los Angeles next weekend and will be posted onl(...)

First lady Michelle Obama arrives on stage prior to speaking during a rally for Hillary Clinton in Phoenix, Arizona, yesterday. Photograph: Ross D Franklin/AP

When Barack Obama needed star power to light up his campaign rallies in 2008, he turned to Bruce Springsteen. Eight years on, Hillary Clinton has foun(...)

For his acceptance, Bob Dylan is giving a concert, not a reading – which says it all. Photograph: Istvan Bajzat/AFP/Getty Images

For the times they are a-changing . . . No doubt they are, and few artists know more about flux than Bob Dylan, this year’s surprise choice of Nobel L(...)

Bruce Springsteen on stage in London in 2013: thanks to psychotherapy and medication the singer  found  calm and stability. Photograph: Matt Kent/Getty Images

It may reflect my musical tastes, but my knowledge of Bruce Springsteen would be far from encyclopaedic. If pushed, I might have speculated about the (...)

A premier performance by a new traditional supergroup featuring Planxty and Moving Hearts founder member Donal Lunny is among the highlights of this year’s Cork Folk Festival . File photoraph: Bryan O’Brien

A premier performance by a new traditional supergroup featuring Planxty and Moving Hearts founder member Donal Lunny is among the highlights of this y(...)

Bruce Springsteen performs at  Slane in  June 1985. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Bruce Springsteen has revealed how his fabled Slane concert in 1985 almost ended in disaster. Springsteen said he was so scared fans would die at Sl(...)