Director Kathryn Bigelow attending the European premiere of Detroit in London. Photograph: Ian West/ PA Wire

“Are you okay with the sofa,” Kathryn Bigelow says kindly. “I found that you sink right down in it. So I chose the chair.” By this stage it’s already(...)

Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose remains have been found in Copenhagen. Photograph: Tom Wall via AP

A Danish inventor suspected of killing a Swedish journalist on board his submarine could be charged with murder, a prosecutor has said. Jakob Buch-Je(...)

Swedish journalist Kim Wall: Danish inventor Peter Madsen has been charged with her killing. Photograph: TT News Agency/Reuters

Police have identified a headless female torso washed ashore in Copenhagen as that of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who they believe was killed by a D(...)

Liu Xiaobo: Born December 28th, 1955; died July 13th, 2017. Photograph: AP

It was China’s decision to jail Liu Xiaobo for 11 years over a call for peaceful democratic reform that spurred the Norwegian Nobel committee to honou(...)

This recent study isn’t the first piece of scientific evidence to highlight downsides of delaying fatherhood. Photograph: Getty Images

In Margaret Atwood’s dystopian 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale – currently being dramatised on Channel 4 – it is forbidden to suggest that a man could (...)

For a while, it seemed like we might never hear a third Fleet Foxes album after frontman Robin Pecknold absconded to Columbia University and busied hi(...)

By the Time it Gets Dark

Visitors take photographs of a rural house and pray. Soldiers bark at dozens of young men and women hog-tied in a warehouse, which turns out to be mov(...)

Colm Tóibín, author, of ‘House of Names’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“Have you ever pushed anyone’s eyes into their head?” Colm Tóibín’s own eyes are gleaming as he leans forward, his alarmingly large hands raised above(...)

 Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives to deliver a statement in which he declared victory for the Yes side in Sunday’s constitutional referendum. Photograph: Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

For a triumphant Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the victory in Sunday’s hard-fought referendum – albeit close – is more than an electoral endorsement of his st(...)

Standing up for others: Sean Rogers with sons Henry and Eoin in Boston

I read in Irish newspapers online about a “new America” since Donald Trump’s election, and about how many Irish people living here are leaving or cons(...)