The former president and first lady struck a multiyear production deal in 2018 to produce shows and films for the streaming service. Photograph  Jim Young/afp/getty Images

Eleven months after striking a deal with Netflix, the Obamas have a slate of programming. Barack and Michelle Obama’s new production company, Higher (...)

American  abolitionist Frederick Douglass, circa 1880. Photograph: MPI/Getty Images

On May 23rd, 2011, US president Barack Obama spoke about slavery and oppression to a crowd of up to 60,000 people in College Green in Dublin. “When we(...)

Michael Palin will talk about his new book Erebus: The Story of a Ship. Photograph: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Getty Images

Writer and broadcaster Michael Palin will be among the participants in the Dublin Festival of History this autumn. The former Monty Python star has (...)

From left to right, ballerinas Kate Haughton and Lauren Spiers with drummers Nicky Hahart and Michael Fleming help launch Culture Night 2018. Photograph: Peter Cavanagh Photography.

Art, science, music, history and entertainment are on the packed programme for Culture Night 2018, which takes place across the State on September 21s(...)

Molly Murphy (right): 'I revisited 'No Need to Argue' over 20 years later and experienced it as a wholly different album.'

It’s said that the Irish sing loud when happy and louder still when sad. I like to imagine that the whole range of Irish melancholy was sung out in my(...)

Gary Perkins III as Frederick Douglass, with fellow cast members Tiffany Byrd, Kevin Collins, Louis Davis, Jenny Donovan, Madeline Mooney. Photograph: Rex Daugherty

On the edge of the Anacostia River that flows through Washington DC, a group of actors, directors and musicians are deep in rehearsals, mapping out a (...)

American orator, abolitionist, writer and escaped slave, Frederick Douglass (1817-1895) pictured circa 1880. Photograph: MPI/Getty Images

Last week in the elegant surroundings of the Yale Club in New York, educators and historians from across the United States gathered for the annual Fre(...)

Students at the University of Texas at Austin visiting the Jefferson Davis exhibit at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University

Confederate president Jefferson Davis takes you by surprise, suddenly appearing in the corridor of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. At 8(...)

US president Donald Trump  may  have pierced a malaise, as more millennials show interest in running for office. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Listen up, haters. The brief reign of Donald the First has been completely head-spinningly nuts so far. But let’s stay calm and look for the silver li(...)

You’d be forgiven for thinking that John Legend’s new collection has been titled with the forthcoming Trump era in mind. Legend canvassed for Hillary(...)

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