Mary Poppins

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Cush Jumbo: ‘The reality is that actors wish they could choose jobs.’ Karsten Moran/The New York Times

Even virtually, Cush Jumbo’s energy enters the room before she does, which is at a run, with the force of someone just ejected from a cannon. “I don’t(...)

Emma Stone in Cruella, the prequel to One Hundred and One Dalmatians, is set in a stylised version of the 1970s.

Something has gone wrong with time. Relatively recent history seems more, well, recent than it did in the relatively recent past.  This week Dis(...)

Emma Stone, charismatic despite a shaky accent, is playing something more empathetic than an anti-hero in Cruella.

Ah, here. Is that a tom-tom? Is that the yelp I think it is? In these spoiler-phobic times, we are probably not allowed to reveal the song played at t(...)

How do we decide what’s worth the space in our homes and the emotions they conjure up, good and bad?

With all this time in the house, the things we have surrounded ourselves with seem all the more important. What comes into focus the most is the frame(...)

I am not a Pandemic Superparent. None of us is

What kind of a pandemic parent are you? You can file this with all the other questions you never thought you’d have to ask yourself. Questions like: (...)

Todd Haynes: I love great, dark, brooding whistleblower movies. Photograph: Stephane De Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

The American auteur Todd Haynes, who has presided over such intriguing pictures as Safe (in which Julianne Moore’s housewife retreats from contemporar(...)

“I was walking along the bank near where I live and I was just feeding (seagulls) little bits of bread as I was walking, and this man came over to me and said ‘you know,you are not supposed to feed the birds, they cause rats’,” said Limerick woman Breda Moynihan. Photograph: iStock

A pensioner is facing prosecution for refusing to pay a “ridiculous” €150 fine for feeding birds near her home. Breda Moynihan (70), who lives in Lim(...)

What’s it worth? Do you homework to find out what similar items have sold for

With spring around the corner, many of us will be thinking of decluttering, and for some the time might be right to sell or dispose of collections of (...)

Tidying up with Marie Kondo.

Suffering from Janennui? After you’ve carefully picked yourself up from under the mound of Celebrations wrappers and with every available surface look(...)

Prosper Player Stephen Dowdall leads performers from Prosper Fingal's service in Rush and students from St Joseph's Secondary School at a gala evening celebrating 40 years of Prosper Fingal in the Roganstown Hotel and Country Club, Swords, Co Dublin. Photograph: Fintan Clarke

More than 30 people fill the rehearsal room – some holding song sheets, the set-list punctuated by laughter and chat. This is where the magic happens(...)

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