Frances McDormand finished her speech at the 2018 Academy Awards with just two words, ‘inclusion rider’. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters.

It’s been a year since Oscar viewers feverishly began Googling “inclusion rider” on their smartphones while watching the awards show. Frances McDorma(...)

A passenger bus drives past an advertising poster for an underwear brand, showing a picture of Cristiano Ronaldo in downtown Rome. Ronaldo faces rape allegations after US police re-opened an investigation into claims by former American model Kathryn Mayorga that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner raped her in a Las Vegas hotel in June 2009. Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/Getty Images

When the #MeToo movement began, it brought down Hollywood’s most powerful man in Harvey Weinstein and enabled other women to come out and tell their t(...)

Kyna Rushe, special educational needs  co-ordinator at Naul National School, Naul, Co. Dublin, with left-handed students Alannah, Róisín, Aaron, JP, Heather, Harry and Jack. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times.

Ciotóg, claw hand, wrong hand – historically left-handedness was seen as a curse. The word “left” has long been associated with wrongness or devianc(...)

What makes a beautiful woman? Art and science have debated this since art and science began. Is it symmetry? Scent? The distance between her eyes? Som(...)

Criticims of Scarlett Johansson  comes a year after she drew scrutiny for taking on a role that was originally Japanese

Scarlett Johansson faced a storm of criticism this week after it was reported that she would play a transgender man in a movie, a year after she drew (...)

Ben Foster and Thomasin McKenzie in Leave No Trace. Photograph:  Scott Green/ Bleecker Street

Teenager Tom (Thomasin McKenzie) and her war veteran father, Will (Ben Foster), live off the grid in a public park near Portland, Oregon. This small s(...)

 Thomasin McKenzie and Ben Foster in  Debra Granik’s new feature film Leave No Trace

It’s a sweltering day at Sundance London – the UK spin-off of the Park City festival – and Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace is the hottest ticket in a ve(...)

Ephemeral glamour: beauty is ultimately meaningless. The anonymous stunner admits age has caught up with her, so that she now passes “as normal”. Photograph: Getty Images

Brick’s Law states that hell hath no fury like an internet confronted by a woman complaining she is too beautiful. Okay, there isn’t actually a Brick(...)

Frances McDormand accepts Best Actress for ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’. Photograph: by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The 90th Academy Awards will be remembered for a speech that closed off a tumultuous season in powerful, resonant fashion. Frances McDormand, winner o(...)

Jeremy Irons: “Actors were classed as rogues and vagabonds . . . I liked acting not because I liked acting, but because I liked the life.” Photograph: Theo Wargo/Getty Images

Jeremy Irons leans roguishly out the window of one of London’s swishest hotels and drags on his cigarillo. Aged 69, he’s the best-preserved 51-year-ol(...)

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