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“I often wonder if I am living in two countries: that of young energy and ambition and that of indifference and defeated hope.”  A reveller throws coloured flour   amid Ash Monday celebrations, a traditional festivity,  in the  town of Galaxidi, Greece, on March 11th, 2019. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty

With seven Bafta awards and one Oscar to its credit, the Irish-Greek film The Favourite has kept director Yorgos Lanthimos in the spotlight as one of (...)

The Chicago  skyline as seen from the North Avenue Beach at Lake Michigan, as  the polar vortex has descended on much of the central and eastern United States. Photograph: Pinar Istek/Reuters

The cold front bringing its icy grip to parts of the US and Canada is a result of a weather condition called a polar vortex. It might seem counter-in(...)

Snow blanketing Prospect Park in Brooklyn, in January 2014. Forecasters expect Wednesday’s high temperature to be minus 25 degrees Celsius in Chicago and Minneapolis. Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

A blast of Arctic-chilled air from the polar vortex brought dangerous, record-setting cold to a wide swath of the eastern United States on Tuesday, s(...)

Penny Marshall at the  2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party in  Hollywood. Photograph: Danny Moloshok/Reuters

Penny Marshall, who has died in Los Angeles at the age of 77, will forever hold a place in Hollywood history. In 1988, her delightful comedy, Big, sta(...)

Keefe Avenue School which Sandra Parks attended as a fifth and sixth grade student. Photograph: Google Street View

When she was in sixth grade, Sandra Parks wrote an award-winning essay about gun violence and crime in her hometown, Milwaukee. On Monday, two years a(...)

The hottest gym in LA right now is Bünda: Portuguese slang for bum, the “home of the better butt” – a gym entirely dedicated to working your posterior(...)

US abuse expert Anne Barrett Doyle and Mark Vincent Healy, who was sexually abused by two priests in Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Catholic Church’s culture of secrecy, coupled with Ireland’s “strict protection around defamation and data protection”, is making it impossible to(...)

Kevin Fegan

Tommy Fegan, the new chairman of CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) says he and his family try to console themselves that their son and brother Kevin had(...)

Police body-camera footage released by Milwaukee Police Department shows NBA player  Sterling Brown  talking to arresting police officers after being shot by a stun gun. Photograph: AP

Police in the US have apologised over the arrest of basketball star Sterling Brown which started with a parking violation and escalated to include the(...)

Oprah Winfrey speaks after accepting the Cecil B DeMille Award on Sunday. On Monday the airwaves and TV talk shows were alight with speculation about whether she would consider a presidential run. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/Courtesy of NBC

Did the opening shots of the 2020 presidential campaign just ring out from Los Angeles? As the nation settled in to watch the annual Golden Globe awar(...)

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