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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(...)

Susan Wood: I didn’t realise Amy Schumer was such a good actress
Susan Wood: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book I’ve been busy launching my own books, Women and Ireland, so I haven’t had a chance to read. But I have a pile of biographies (...)

Clare’s John Conlon and Galway’s Daithí Burke fought out a fascinating personal duel in last Saturday’s riveting All-Ireland hurling semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Idea for novel GAA fund-raiser, to be taken around the world: Erect circus tent. Place large cannon at one end. Place Daithí Burke and John Conlon at (...)

Bosco: a ginger-haired, property-owning gaelgoir with an uafasach temper

The easiest way to get a television programme commissioned these days is to spend billions on physics research that will enable you to travel to the p(...)

Donald Clarke: Willis was among the first actors to go from A-list TV star to A-list movie star. Photograph:  20th Century Fox/Getty

Thirty years ago I went to see Die Hard. I genuinely wanted to see Die Hard – it sounded awesome – but I would have gone to see almost anything. I was(...)

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