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Do you remember what you were doing when you first heard about The Lego Movie ? Harrumphing?(...)

Abraham Lincoln: believed for much of his career that after emancipation slaves should be shipped back to Africa.

What’s the difference between homophobia and an honest belief that it is OK for the law to discriminate against gay and lesbian couples? In the words (...)

The hearse carrying the coffin of former South African President Nelson Mandela travels through a street in Pretoria, this morning, on its way to the Union Buildings, where his coffin will lie in state for three days. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Nelson Mandela’s coffin has arrived at South Africa’s main seat of power for public viewing.The streets were lined with people who had gathered to wat(...)

US President Barack Obama (left) greets Cuban President Raul Castro before giving his speech at the memorial service for late South African President Nelson Mandela at the First National Bank soccer stadium, also known as Soccer City, in Johannesburg today. Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters.

US President Barack Obama has led tributes to Nelson Mandela urging the world to use the celebration of his life as a period of “self-reflection.” (...)

A typical Thanksgiving meal, including roast turkey, cranberry sauce and pumpkin

When I moved to Ireland in 2006, I intended to immerse myself in Irish culture. I eschewed American bars, restaurants, coffee shops and social grou(...)

Portraying former US president Abraham Lincoln, James Getty recites the Gettysburg Address during a commemoration of its  150th anniversary at the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania yesterday. Photograph: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

When Abraham Lincoln delivered his acclaimed Gettysburg address 150 years ago yesterday, many at the scene of the famous civil war battle missed much (...)

A Pennsylvania newspaper has retracted an 1863 editorial that dismissed then president Abraham Lincoln’s now revered Gettysburg Address delivered during the US Civil War as “silly remarks”.

A Pennsylvania newspaper has retracted an 1863 editorial that dismissed then president Abraham Lincoln’s now revered Gettysburg Address delivered duri(...)

 Frederick Douglass wrote about how heartened he was by his visit to Ireland. Photograph: MPI/Getty Images

Leading anti-slavery campaigner and human rights champion Frederick Douglass was honoured in Waterford yesterday when a plaque was unveiled to mark a (...)

Actors Daniel Day-Lewis (left) and Sally Field with film director Steven Spielberg at the Irish premiere of Lincoln. Photograph: Eric Luke

Oscar-winning film director Steven Spielberg has expressed an interest in making a film about Daniel O’Connell after learning about him while researc(...)

Is the church in danger of becoming just a psychological comfort blanket, the pope asks. Photograph: Reuters

Browsing internet coverage of World Youth Day in Rio, one link stopped me short. Wonkblog, the award-winning Washington Post blog, had published a med(...)

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