Director Spike Lee plays Mookie, a pizza deliveryman

What’s changed since, an implausible 30 years ago, Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing was released to acclaim and controversy? “Not enough,” Spike would a(...)

Former Green Party leader Rev  Trevor Sargent: We have created “a market for long-distance commuter housing” with “unhealthy consequences”.  Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

In Ireland “both church and State have baulked at confronting the idolisation of private property”, former Green Party leader Rev Trevor Sargent has s(...)

Timi Nicholson has reduced her family's plastic waste for the whole month to a single glass jar. Photograph: Laura Hutton

THE SHEER SCALE OF THE CHALLENGE MAY SEEM DAUNTING, BUT MORE AND MORE HOUSEHOLDS ARE REDUCING THEIR WASTE. IF WE ALL JOIN IN, THAT MAKES REAL CHANG(...)

 Tiger Woods is assisted by previous winner Patrick Reed as he dons the green jacket following his victory at the US Masters at Augusta National. Photograph:  David Cannon/Getty Images

The first time most of us saw Tiger Woods was in a Nike advert. ‘Hello World’ aired in 1996, when the 21-year-old had just turned pro after leaving co(...)

Amicalola Falls is Georgia’s tallest waterfall. Photograph: Getty Images/iStock

We step into the green twilight with just one bag. There’s no road to where we’re going so we have to carry in everything we need on our backs. I feel(...)

 Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann in a face-off against Native American  Nathan Phillips in Washington, in an image that has caused much controversy in the US. Photograph: Kaya Taitano/Social media/Reuters

It began like any typical January day in Washington. Beneath the bright blue skies, tourists and visitors braved the icy cold temperatures to walk alo(...)

  US supreme court in Washington: the court also decided not to take up a review of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme, leaving  800,000 people  in legal limbo. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty

US president Donald Trump’s contentious move to ban transgender people from the military received a boost from the supreme court on Tuesday which rule(...)

Kamala Harris, a Democrat from California and member of the Senate Judiciary Committee: “The future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight for our American values.” Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

California senator Kamala Harris has become the latest Democrat to announce a run for the US presidency, joining an already crowded field ahead of nex(...)

Earthscape: Our planet, as never seen before Christmas Eve, 1968

On Christmas Eve 1968, 50 years ago, one of the most famous photographs in history was taken. Earthrise depicted our planet as it had never been see(...)

Vindicated: Maurice McCabe with his wife, Lorraine, and Katie Hannon of RTÉ in Whistleblower

During one brief pocket of calm in what we can call the Maurice McCabe saga, the second part of Whistleblower: The Maurice McCabe Story (RTÉ One, Tues(...)

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