The converted Vickers Vimy bomber used by  John Alcock  and  Arthur  Brown  to make the first non-stop transatlantic flight. It “landed” in Derrigimlagh bog in Connemara on June 15th, 1919. Photograph: Getty Images

I was in a reflective mood as I sat with my back against the white concrete dome in the middle of Derrigimlagh bog in Connemara. Overhead jet contrail(...)

Amy Johnson: in May 1930, she flew solo from England to Australia, the first woman to do so

Amy Johnson was born in 1903, the same year that the Wright Brothers made their first flight. It would seem that this was no mere coincidence. Johnson(...)

Author Philip Roth, at home in Manhattan’s Upper West Side in January 2018. Photograph: Philip Montgomery/The New York Times

With the death of Richard Wilbur in October, Philip Roth became the longest-serving member in the literature department of the American Academy of Art(...)

 The Museo Nazionale del Cinema in Torino, Italy

Torino – Museo Nazionale del Cinema I think this may be my favourite museum ever. Housed in a former synagogue, the museum contains sections on the h(...)

Demonstrators rally in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Monday in one of several ‘Not My President’ protests against Donald Trump to mark the President’s Day holiday. Photograph: AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

We live in times eerily reminiscent of the 1930s, when storm clouds gathered over Europe and “America First” was the rallying cry of isolationists. (...)

Rory McIlroy pictured with US president Donald Trump, Former New York Yankees baseball player Paul O’Neill and Clear Sports CEO Garry Singer at Trump International last weekend. Photo: ClearSports Twitter

When Rory falls down the rabbit hole, he doesn’t tumble like any other. These days Rory makes and lives in his own wonderland, where his loaded wallet(...)

Detail from Mary (2014) by Alec Soth. Courtesy of the artist

In 2004, photography specialists Steidl published Sleeping by the Mississippi, a book by a youngish American photographer called Alec Soth. The photo(...)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gestures onstage as he joins Indiana Governor and Republican Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence (not pictured) during the third day of the 2016 Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 20 July 2016. The four-day convention is expected to end with Donald Trump formally accepting the nomination of the Republican Party as their presidential candidate in the 2016 election.Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Donald Trump has said that if he were elected US president he would not pressure Turkey or other authoritarian allies about conducting purges of their(...)

The Solar Impulse 2 prepares to take off at Al Bateen airport in Abu Dhabi. Two Swiss pilots, Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, on Monday embarked on an attempt to fly around the world on the solar-powered airplane that is expected to last for five months and is aimed at promoting clean technology in the aviation sector. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

Two Swiss pilots have on Monday embarked on the first attempt to fly around the world in a plane propelled only by energy from the sun.Bertrand Picca(...)

The Slovakian Aeromobil 2.5 prototype  has had about 40 hours of flight testing and resembles a supercar with considerable flight capabilities

A number of us can thank a cartoon character from the future, George Jetson, for instilling our longing. Students of aviation history might look fo(...)

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