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The USS Decatur in the South China Sea. The US and China traded angry accusations after the Decatur and a Chinese warship nearly collided on September 30th. File photograph:  Diana Quinlan/US Navy via the New York Times

A Chinese destroyer came within 40m of the bow of a US Navy warship performing manoeuvres in a disputed section of the South China Sea, the latest esc(...)

Lauryn Hill performing at Brixton Academy, London in 1999. Photograph:  Chris Lopez/Sony Music Archive/Getty Images

At the 1999 Grammy Awards, Lauryn Hill marked her coronation by singing a simple song about her newborn son. With legendary axe-man Carlos Santana car(...)

Dark clouds have been gathering over Blue Sky Studios, the animation giant behind the Ice Age sequence. Excluding the lovely and ecstatically reviewed(...)

Marge Simpson: the blue-haired great American mom who has nurtured her family of Homer, Bart, Lisa and baby Maggie

Good morning America, Happy Fourth of July. While smug Europeans may smile on indulgently, apparently oblivious as to how demented their fans have bee(...)

An image from ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’.

I recently watched A Charlie Brown Christmas, an animation first broadcast in America 51 years ago. It was groundbreaking at the time. It used childre(...)

In a time when DVDs are more likely to be gathering dust in your living room than being used, there’s one subgenre of discs that often survives a cul(...)

Paddy Cosgrave’s immediate predecessor as Nasdaq bell-ringer was the cartoon character Snoopy, Charlie Brown’s pet dog in the Peanuts comic strip film The Peanuts Movie. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave on Wednesday rang the Nasdaq closing bell remotely from Dublin, which must be a great honour reserved for those held(...)

Stephen Lucek’s bacon, maple and pecan cornbread muffins and buttermilk biscuits

Stephen Lucek is from Boston. This is the ninth Thanksgiving he has celebrated in Ireland The fourth Thursday in November is once again upon us(...)