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Peter Sellers in  Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Dr Strangelove, Stanley Kubrick’s biting cold war satire which is re-issued in cinemas next week some 55 years after its initial theatrical run, is ar(...)

Ballyglunin railway station, Co Galway, named Castletown in The Quiet Man film. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

“Well now, I’ll begin at the beginning. A fine soft day in the spring it was, when the train pulled into Castletown, three hours late as usual, and hi(...)

Only four ingredients – cowboy beans with roast chicken

My eldest is discovering all of the wild west films and loves them. John Wayne has replaced Harry Kane in his list of heroes. He has been interested i(...)

Roger Clark is one of several Irish-related actors in a game where Irish feature prominently.

From riding horses in McGarry’s Stables in Co Sligo as a teenager to traversing the Wild West on horseback as Arthur Morgan, the lead character in Roc(...)

Manchester United’s Brazilian midfielder Fred celebrates with his teammtes. Photograph: Getty Images

Whatever substance Marcus Rashford’s spleen, guts, backbone and other vital parts are made from, Manchester United’s official industrial concrete part(...)

Following the “discovery” of information that had been available for nearly 50 years publications ran stories on the late actor’s illiberal attitudes. Photo/Warner Bros

Here is an unpopular opinion that may shock a few people: I never liked Wayne Bongdoodle’s films. Long before the Vice Squad flung him damply into the(...)

Designer Karl Lagerfeld was the latest victim of a cancelling following his death this week.

“Cancel Culture” is a term that’s gained more traction in the online sphere in recent weeks. Put simply, it describes publicly shaming people for bad (...)

John Wayne as Ethan Edwards in John Ford’s film, The Searchers. “Ford and Wayne forged an identity for America that lasted for decades.” Photograph: AP/Warner Bros

My older brother Michael taught me many things. He taught me to hold vinyl records gingerly at the edges, so I wouldn’t smudge them, and how to wipe (...)

Former UK foreign minister Boris Johnson and former Brexit minister David Davis.

Recent history provides two extreme examples of government incompetence. Decisions made by people who had no idea what they were doing. Elected politi(...)

The late Roger Ailes, co-founder of Fox News, who resigned from the cable network in 2016 after 20 years in charge of it. Photograph: Angel Franco/New York Times

As long as I’ve covered US politics, Republicans have been trying to scare me. Sometimes, it has been about gays and transgender people and uppity wom(...)

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