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Robin Wright: ‘Women? Great. But we need all nationalities, all cultures. Let’s bring more to the table.’ Photograph: Vera Anderson/WireImage via Getty

Should we be surprised it has taken Robin Wright this long to direct a feature film? She has been in or adjacent to the business for about 40 years. R(...)

Rónan Kelleher scores Ireland’s first try despite the efforts of France’s Bernard Le Roux during the Guinness Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The overwhelming temptation in those closing moments might have been to take shelter behind a cushion and just beseech the heavens that Dave McIntyre (...)

US senator Bernie Sanders  sits in the bleachers on Capitol Hill before Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th US president at the US Capitol in Washington, DC earlier in January. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty

As the bustle of the Biden inauguration has receded and the new president has got to work, one memory of the event shows no sign of fading. Bernie San(...)

Vicky Phelan with her family, Amelia, Darragh and Jim, at the launch of her book Overcoming, at the University of Limerick. Photograph: Alan Place

“I didn’t expect parenthood to be as hard as it is,” says Vicky Phelan, author, women’s health advocate and mother of two. “I’ll never forget the pain(...)

Running for victory –  when a Park Run  isn’t even a race. Photograph: Alan Betson

It wasn’t long after dawn on the coldest day of the year when I found myself walking over frosty grass towards a large group of better prepared p(...)

Tom McGrath, owner of the Black Sheep pub, on a run in New York on August 3rd this year. Photograph: Monique Jaques/The New York Times

The Black Sheep pub in Midtown was crowded as usual on a recent Friday night, but there was a sense of urgency in the air. Regulars periodically put d(...)

Versatile: will we look back in 20 years at their references to ‘faggots’, ‘black bitches’ and ‘junkies’ and laugh?  No chance

When writing about culture, it’s important to place things in context. All art is so keenly trapped within its time and place, it often seems that 90 (...)

Naby Keita of Liverpool scores his team’s first goal during the Premier League win over Huddersfield Town. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

When Liverpool scored after 15 seconds against Huddersfield Town on Friday night, one common reaction would have been to bemoan the lack of competitiv(...)

‘As I lay on the floor of my own sitting room, watching my husband’s feet walking quickly towards the door, I knew that was the end of my marriage’

I once heard a story about a couple in a restaurant who ate in total silence for over an hour. When coffee came, the husband whispered something to th(...)

Welcome to Marwen

You have to hand it to Robert Zemeckis. The veteran director has, for the last 20 years or so, been working hard to stretch the technical ambition of (...)

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