M Night Shyamalan. “I am very sentimental and when I make family movies I get sentimental.” Photograph: Jessica Kourkounis/The New York Times

Dear God, M Night Shyamalan can talk. Few directors have so many opinions on the ups and downs of their own careers. If he ever fancies a change in di(...)

Buildings stand as the night sky is illuminated by blue light in New York. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

A bright blue light lit up the New York skyline on Thursday night after a transformer exploded at an energy facility. The blast prompted a brief fire(...)

Sarah Silverman: ‘The hypocrisy blows my mind.  What is the difference between saying ‘crap’ and ‘shit’? Yet you have to bleep ‘shit’.” Photograph: Brinson+Banks/New York Times

“Donald? That’s my dad’s name,” Sarah Silverman nearly yells. “Of course it’s also the name of . . .” We’re here already. You just can’t escape the c(...)

Paul M Romer who, along with William D Nordhaus, has won the Nobel Prize for including long-term thinking on climate issues and technological innovation in economic research

William D Nordhaus of Yale University and Paul M Romer of New York University’s Stern School of Business have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Ec(...)

A diet that consists solely of beef, salt and water? What could possibly go wrong? Photograph: iStock

When I started my carnivore diet, I had no idea what it would involve. I thought it could be fun. I wasn’t to know I’d started on a journey that would(...)

Adversarial algorithms have been discovered which can deliberately cause catastrophic failures of machine-learning systems.

My class of engineering students in the mid-1970s were among the first undergraduates at Trinity College Dublin to receive formal training in computer(...)

Asia Argento  came to prominence in the early days of #MeToo with her accusations against Harvey Weinstein. Photograph: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

It is a depressingly familiar scenario. An aspiring actor or ambitious student claims they were pressurised into having a sexual relationship with a m(...)

Protesters and residents standing on and around a Russian tank  on a Prague  street, August 1968. Photograph: Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images

For Ondrej Neff, a young journalist in communist Czechoslovakia, the bold liberal experiment of the Prague Spring ended with a phone call in the dead (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is welcomed by Romanian president Klaus Iohannis during their official meeting at Cotroceni Presidential Palace in Bucharest, last week.  Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

On a sweltering Bucharest afternoon last week, student Andrei Marinescu sipped iced coffee in a cafe near Romanian government headquarters, where his(...)

Íde B. O’Carroll conducted 84 interviews in Ireland and America between 2013 and 2016 for the Archives of Irish America at New York University.

What Irish migrant Gerry Brennan most remembers about his first few months in America in the 1980s were two extremes he simply hadn’t anticipated: the(...)

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