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The artist Francoise Gilot, former wife of Pablo Picasso, at her home in New York. Photograph: Landon Nordeman/New York Times

Seated bolt upright on a cream-coloured sofa, Françoise Gilot was as grave as an oracle, an impression enhanced by her precision-tailored flame red su(...)

Juliette Lewis: ‘My parents cultivated this rebel, meaning they cultivated the individual spirit.’  Photograph: Akasha Rabut/The New York Times

Lately, Juliette Lewis has been thinking about being invincible. She’s not, of course – witness the soft knee brace encircling her right, faux-leather(...)

 LaVar Ball:  continues to boast  about his sons  in a (usually) successful quest to garner yet more headlines and perhaps boost sales of BBB products.  Photograph:  Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

When the Chicago Bulls entertained the Charlotte Hornets last month, LaVar Ball took a prominent seat courtside wearing a permanent grin and a basebal(...)

Anne Rice at home in La Jolla, California, in October 2005. Rice has died at the age of 80. Photograph: Stephanie Diani/The New York Times

Born: October 4th, 1941 Died: December 11th, 2021 Anne Rice, who has died aged 80 after a stroke, was one of the foremost writers of supernatural fic(...)

 Anne Rice arrives to the opening night of the new Broadway musical Lestat, based on her book of the same name. File Photograph: Dima Gavrysh/AP
Gothic novelist Anne Rice dies at 80
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  • December 12, 2021, 11:07

Anne Rice, the gothic novelist widely known for her bestselling novel Interview With The Vampire, has died at the age of 80. She died late on Saturda(...)

Web Summit signage. In a legal action recently filed, Web Summit co-founder David Kelly is claiming he has been oppressed as a minority shareholder in the events company. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

On February 24th, 2021, the Web Summit co-founder David Kelly was growing increasingly uncomfortable about the activities of Paddy Cosgrave, his fello(...)

Jane Goodall: ‘I don’t want to live if I have to be waited on. I don’t want that. Assisted dying, I think, is a good thing’. Photograph: Guerin Blask/The New York Times

Jane Goodall’s new book vividly describes her “deep bond” with a beech tree in the garden of her childhood home, in Bournemouth, on the south coast of(...)

‘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(...)

A man wades through flood water  in Jean Lafitte, a small town 20 miles south of New Orleans in  Louisiana. Photograph:  Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Louisiana residents still reeling from flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Ida scrambled for food, fuel, water and relief from the sweltering heat(...)

Hurricane Ida: Darlene and Grant Dupre sit where their house used to be in Pointe-Aux-Chenes, about 70km southwest of New Orleans, on Monday. Photograph: Mark Felix/AFP via Getty

I’m proud of my Irish heritage and my courageous great-grandmother who emigrated to the United States by herself as a teenager. She built a life in Ph(...)

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