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‘Without Angela Bassett, there is no Viola Davis. Without Angela Bassett, there is no Halle Berry. She’s the one who came in and did things Meryl Streep was doing, as a black actress.’ Photograph: Rozette Rago/New York Times

Even via a video call, from an anonymous-looking office in New York, against a backdrop of stacked cardboard boxes, Angela Bassett exudes glamour. Dre(...)

Viola Davis in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

The Oscar-winner on playing Ma Rainey, working with Chadwick Boseman and race in Hollywood The last time I met Viola Davis she was on the cusp o(...)

Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther, has died of cancer. Photograph: Victoria Will/Invision/AP

The entertainment world is reeling from the news that Chadwick Boseman, best known as Marvel’s Black Panther, has died at the age of 43. It transpired(...)

The price of timber likely to increase 6-8 per cent in September, it has been predicted. Photograph: iStock

Fears of job losses in forestry are growing as industry figures say that enough timber to build up to 50,000 homes is caught in a two-year planning lo(...)

Chadwicks Group chief executive Patrick Atkinson: since coronavirus closure, the company has been operating at 15-20 per cent of total turnover.

Chadwicks Group, a company with 50 builders’ merchanting branches across the State, has spent more than €200,000 to get ready to reopen to customers n(...)

Former Grafton Group chairman Michael Chadwick at the company’s agm in 2016. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s agm season again for Irish public companies but not as we know it, thanks to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. In normal times, these meetin(...)

Former Grafton chairman Michael Chadwick asked where responsibility lay for accounting irregularities that emerged at Datalex this year. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dermot Desmond is not the only high-profile Irish businessman to have invested in troubled travel software developer Datalex. Tech entrepreneur Cyri(...)

As we trudge through adulthood we often forget the joy  learning can engender.

Remember that indescribable feeling of peddling on your own bike for the first time? Or the Eureka moment when you crack long division? The joy of plu(...)

GradHow founders Stephen Duffy, Alan John Browne and Ben Chadwick. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Pressure-sensitive insoles, coffee that can increase memory and an esteem-building app for young people were just three of the six ideas for new busin(...)