Claudia Carroll: somehow, by some miracle, might my little play get to see the light of day?

It is a truth universally acknowledged that everyone is struggling through lockdown. But spare a thought for the theatres. Live performance has effect(...)

US vice-pesident-elect Kamala Harris and her family watch fireworks from onstage after addressing supporters in  Delaware in November. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

When Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice-president, on Wednesday, she will represent many firsts in the United States. First woman vice-president. (...)

Every Eye Is on Me: Melania Trump by Régine Mahaux-Van Wassenhove. Photograph, 2017 (printed 2020). The White House

Bess Truman, who was first lady of the United States from 1945 until 1953, has not become the sort of historical figure people quote on Instagram. “A (...)

Meryl Steep in The Prom

As a stage musical, The Prom, written by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, with songs by Beguelin and Matthew Sklar, was a little musical that could. Prem(...)

US president-elect  Donald Trump  and his wife Melania arrive for an inauguration concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on January 19th, 2017.  Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

Donald Trump has taken, in recent months, to comparing himself to “the late, great Abraham Lincoln”. “I think I’ve done more for the black community,(...)

Mike Wallace: Probed harder and more flamboyantly than his contemporaries at evasive subjects

There are some gaps in our knowledge of American culture. We recognise their novelists, pop stars and comedians. We certainly know their movie stars. (...)

Some of the Hollywood cast, from left, Jeremy Pope as Archie Coleman, Darren Criss as Raymond Ainsley, and David Corenswet as Jack Castello.

Netflix’s Hollywood is being pitched in some quarters as being perfect for fans of La La Land and Glee. But be warned: instead of musical numbers Ryan(...)

Lot 32: Included along with Mary Dorgan’s letters to her son are two amateur photographs depicting Winston Churchill and his daughter Mary Soames, £1,000-£1,500 Sotheby’s.

The current Sotheby’s online sale of English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, which runs until July 9th, features a few lots o(...)

Much blood variance has been driven by evolutionary selection by bacteria, malaria and parasites. If malaria finds its way into the bloodstream via a particular antigen, that antigen may change to defend itself, leading to different blood types.

“We need black blood.” I didn’t know what to say to this, not least because it had been said by the head of donor services at England’s National Heal(...)

A screengrab from the Front Line Defenders website. The charity has won a UN prize.

An Irish charity that protects human rights workers worldwide has been named as one of the winners of the 2018 United Nations Human Rights Prize. Fro(...)

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