It has been two years since Greta Thunbery first exploded into public consciousness. File photograph: Tom Jamieson/The New York Times

It is two years since a diminutive teenager skipped school to protest alone outside the Swedish parliament. As she prepares to return to education,(...)

Kelly Preston died aged 57 on July 12th, 2020. Photograph: Franco Robichon/EPA

Born: October 13,1962 Died: July 12,2020 Kelly Preston, an actor best known for her role as a hardhearted fiancée of the Tom Cruise character in the (...)

Edilson might have lived in the shadow of Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and Rivaldo on the pitch - but the Brazilian’s pranks were unrivalled. File photograph: Getty Images

Brazilian fun and games He might have lived in the shadow of his more illustrious team-mates, notably the three Rs of Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and Rivaldo(...)

Patrick Schwarzenegger in Daniel Isn’t Real: ‘The first time I read the script I sat there thinking: what the heck is this?’

When one encounters a young, up-and-coming American star named Patrick, it’s customary to ask if there’s some Irish ancestry. In the case of Patrick S(...)

 Qassem Suleimani became a symbol of a wider network of Iranian ambition across the Middle East. That network remains structurally unchanged by his murder.

Donald Trump’s decision to kill Qassem Suleimani has opened a Pandora’s box. Giving the command to target Suleimani was a momentous act, apparently un(...)

We may have to reframe our mental picture of Captain James T Kirk. Thus far, we’ve imagined the human entrusted with carrying our exploratory hopes an(...)

Robin Williams in Mrs Doubtfire: a man dressing up as an old Scottish woman for the privilege of being in the same room as his kids has layers

As the cult of the stay-at-home dad continues to stumble, blinking and pale, into the milky light of day, we hail Michael Keaton as our benevolent and(...)

A Ventura County Fire truck battles the Easy Fire a short distance from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library near Simi Valley, north of Los Angeles, California. Photograph: John Cetrino/EPA

A new wildfire has erupted in wind-whipped southern California, forcing the evacuation of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and nearby homes, as (...)

 A wind-driven fire burns along Faught Road during the Kincade fire in Windsor, California. Photograph: Philip Pacheco / AFP/ Getty Images

Flames forced thousands of residents from Los Angeles neighbourhoods out of their homes and threatened the city’s famed Getty Centre museum on Monday(...)

The sofa. A good place to think. But now it’s gone.

Sitting here, in the space in our living room where the sofa used to be, it’s hard to find this situation anything but funny. The cat is bereft. The s(...)

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