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(...)

Former  president of Ireland Mary Robinson: “I never had to consider evacuation of a country” like certain developing countries threatened by rising sea levels.   Photograph:  Jason Clarke

Former president Mary Robinson has said she was “saddened” to hear Taoiseach Leo Varadkar refer to Ireland as being a “laggard” in tackling climate ch(...)

‘Eleanor Roosevelt who wrote Tomorrow Is Now – her manifesto on responsible citizenship, building a constructive political system, and collective responsibility – while she knew she was dying’

We are all born into various levels of advantage and disadvantage. There’s no denying that. I started to have my suspicions about the mechanics of Chr(...)

A US Library of Congress image of Harriet Tubman, shown between 1860 and 1875.

Move over, Andrew Jackson. Abolitionist and women’s rights crusader Harriet Tubman will replace the former US president on the front of the new $20 bi(...)

Anti-slavery crusader Harriet Tubman. File photograph: Library of Congress via Reuters

Anti-slavery crusader Harriet Tubman will become the first black American to be featured on the face of US paper currency when she replaces former pre(...)

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