John F Kennedy

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‘Thanks to those who give us perspective. This moment we are in, here in America, is dark and exquisitely painful.’ Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

It’s a strange thing, Thanksgiving. As a kid growing up in Ireland, I saw it in movies and never really understood it. I thought it was a made-up even(...)

Traders on the floor of the Dow Industrial Average at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, as  Donald Trump delivers a televised statement from the White House.  Photograph:  Bryan R Smith/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump just cannot stop tweeting about how he is making the stock market great again. Unfortunately, Trump’s understanding about how the market (...)

The truth is that this is not a zero sum game – boys and men have nothing to lose and everything to gain from this period of openness.

It is easy to think of the rolling wave of revelations about sexual harassment as a surge of female protest against men. Easy because it is true – tho(...)

Boom time: The aftermath of nuclear war has always been fertile ground for post-apocalyptic films, novels and TV series. Photograph: RomoloTavani/Getty Images

In January 1962, the cover of Esquire magazine trailed a feature on the influence of then US president John F Kennedy on men’s fashion, including his (...)

LBJ Presidential Library: President and Lady Bird Johnson outside their complex, at the University of Texas at Austin, in 1971. Photograph: Bettmann/Getty

On the northern outskirts of Austin, Texas, an imposing 1970s building towers over the sprawling campus of the city’s university. The Lyndon Baines J(...)

Harlad Malmgren and daughter Pippa: special advisers to many US presidents

Meet the Malmgrens. You might not have heard of them but they are members of an extraordinary family. Harald Malmgren was a senior adviser to four co(...)

Members of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Are they facing a merger with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra? Photograph: Mark Stedman

It was only last year, when working on the book The Invisible Art, A Century of Music in Ireland 1916-2016, that I came to realise the full enormity o(...)

Lee Harvey Oswald with Dallas police officers in  November 1963. Photograph:  Dallas police department/Reuters

Allegations that Lee Harvey Oswald was connected to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) were “totally unfounded”, say newly released documents re(...)

44 meets 45: President Obama and President-elect Trump in November 2016. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The email arrived the afternoon after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. “Life is never a straight arrow!” its sender wrote in t(...)

The Ireland women’s rugby team were singularly unimpressed by the IRFU announcement of a six-month part-time coach.   Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“The successful delivery of the Women’s Rugby World Cup is of huge importance for the future growth of the game in Ireland.” – Kevin Potts, head of Ir(...)

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