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Actor John Wayne plays Ethan Edwards in The Searchers. Photograph: Warner Bros/AP Photo

Among the waves of bizarre news last week, one gobbet stood out for lovers of cinema. For a day or so, Mattie McGrath caused his own name and that of (...)

Made for $400,000, Easy Rider  took $60 million at the box office

The 1960s began 50 years ago this week. Okay, we may be a few years off the mark. That decade may have begun with the release of Bonnie and Clyde two (...)

Agnes Varda: “I was curious, curiosity is a good thing. And I was curious about different people.” Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The friends and family of Agnès Varda – among the untarnished greats of postwar French cinema – can draw consolation from the awareness that she died (...)

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga signals to the Chelsea sideline that he is fit to carry on  during extra-time in the Carabao Cop Final against Manchester City at Wembley. Photograph:  Nigel French/PA Wire

Even by the standards of non-apology apologies, Kepa Arrizabalaga’s first effort to address The Unpleasantness during Sunday’s League Cup final refine(...)

 Hibernia chief executive Kevin Nowlan said   the company was considering selling the apartments to help fund the construction of homes and offices at Gateway, Newlands Cross. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Property investor Hibernia Reit may sell all of the more than 320 apartments it currently owns for almost €150 million to finance the building of new (...)

A mural referencing the Renewable Heat Incentive  crisis and Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster in a Belfast city centre car park in January 2017. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

When Seamus Hughes clicked “send” on an email to a manager in Northern Ireland’s biggest private business early on August 28th, 2015, he knew the rene(...)

A woman is evacuated from the Bataclan theatre after the terror attack in Paris on November 13th, 2015. Photograph: Thibault Camus/AP

Islamic State may be losing the war in Iraq and Syria, but the return of thousands of jihadist recruits continues to pose a threat to Europe, says a r(...)

All-American pastime: “Revered in the place of honour in the home, television reassured families that they were safe. A sitcom would solve an invented crisis within half an hour.”

“At the tone, it’s 8pm, B-U-L-O-V-A Bulova Watch Time.” Thus in 1926, the world’s first radio advertisement grabbed attention. Bulova (now owned by (...)

At least seven major media outlets in France have said they will no longer publish images of terrorist attackers.

The Bastille Day massacre of 84 people in Nice and the murder of a priest in a small town in Normandy this week have prompted a debate in French media(...)

A man gives flowers to a French policeman on  guard on June 14th, 2016, outside a  house in Magnanville where a man claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group killed a French policeman and his partner on the night of June 13th. Photograph: Matthieu Alexandre/AFP/Getty Images

A man who fatally stabbed a police captain and his partner on Monday in an attack claimed by Islamic State had been sentenced to prison in 2013 for me(...)

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