James Fields Jr  was convicted of first-degree murder for steering his car into counterprotesters at the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville. Photograph: Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via The New York Times

An avowed white supremacist who ploughed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing a young woman, apologised to his victims on Friday before(...)

Flowers, candles and other items are placed in memory of Heather Heyer and for those affected by the violence at the site where a vehicle smashed into counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

A man who drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia has been convicted of first-degree murder for kill(...)

 Spike Lee   at the premiere  of his new film ‘BlacKkKlansman’   in   California. “I hope that this film can give some little extra push or touch or anything to get people to register to vote.” Photograph: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Spike Lee furrows his brow, peers across the table and asks: “How old was Kurosawa when he stopped making films?” On the spot, I don’t have an exact (...)

Hundreds of people gather for a vigil on the spot where 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump’s remarks condemning violence at a white nationalist rally were meant to include the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi groups, the W(...)