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US president Donald Trump  on the South Lawn of the White House on June 21st after his return from a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP

For a long time, Republicans have brandished the same old narrative to try to scare their way into the White House. Their candidates were presented as(...)

A motorcyclist flies a Confederate flag during a protest against a coronavirus stay-at-home order  in Olympia, Washington state, on May 9th. Photograph: Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images

Once in a while America’s former slave states resemble one of those horror movies in which the monster keeps lurching back to life. There have been en(...)

A Confederate flag held by a Cork supporter after the hurling All-Ireland quarter-final in 2015. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Confederate flags will be confiscated from any Cork fans attending hurling and football matches in Cork whenever games resume in front of fans, Cork C(...)

Mike Wallace: Probed harder and more flamboyantly than his contemporaries at evasive subjects

There are some gaps in our knowledge of American culture. We recognise their novelists, pop stars and comedians. We certainly know their movie stars. (...)

Mary Lou McDonald with fellow Sinn Féin TDs at Leinster House on Thursday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

IT HAS BEEN A LONG JOURNEY FROM FIANNA FÁIL MEMBER TO LEADER OF A TRIUMPHANT SINN FÉIN. YET, AFTER TWO DECADES IN PUBLIC LIFE, MARY LOU MCDONALD RE(...)

Adam Driver. Photograph: Erik Tanner/New York Times

Adam Driver has resting sphinx face. I don’t say this because of his memorably unusual features, though a long nose, full lips, and paintbrush flick o(...)

Virgin sacrifices. Occult rituals. Drinking blood from skull-shaped chalices. If these practices pique your interest then the Satanic Temple is proba(...)

The statue of Robert E Lee which stood in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Driving through some southern states of America on a recent road trip, a peculiar feature of the urban landscape became apparent. In New Orleans a hu(...)

A statue of Confederate general Robert E Lee in Richmond, Virginia. Last month a Bill to grant local authorities the power to remove statues was defeated. Photograph: Salwan Georges/Washington Post via Getty Images

Two hours’ drive south of Washington DC, the factory chimneys and elevated rail tracks of Richmond appear on the horizon. The capital city of Virgini(...)

Carnival parade in the streets of Aalst: the raucous three-day Belgian carnival is  formally recognised by Unesco.  Photograph: Jonas Roossens/AFP/Getty

Aalst’s parade of floats on the Sunday before Lent is above all about causing offence and shamelessly pillorying the powerful. Copious quantities of d(...)

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