Maya Angelou

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US president Barack Obama meets president-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

There are myriad reasons for Trump’s rise to power: patriarchy, white supremacy, neoliberalism, Islamophobia, decades of Republican propaganda cultiva(...)

The VR documentary Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel

Fancy taking part in the battle of the Somme, or travelling to the moon with Apollo 11? How about a stint in the GPO during the Easter Rising, or a sp(...)

First lady of the United States, Michelle Obama speaks on the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Centre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 25th July 2016. Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA

US first lady Michelle Obama stole the show on the first night of the Democratic national convention in Philadelphia, imploring voters in a deeply per(...)

Was there ever any doubt about who Serena Williams would follow more closely, Steffi Graf or Martina Navratilova? It was Navratilova’s 18 grand slam m(...)

Serena Williams: a superstar athlete of exceptional moral courage. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Does my sassiness upset you? - Still I Rise. When Serena Williams steps out onto Centre Court, before the royals and the sheikhs and the celebritie(...)

Maya Angelou: “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” Photograph: Chester Higgins jnr/The New York Times

Matthew Parris, a newspaper columnist and former Conservative MP, is not usually my go-to guy for life lessons. But in a freak Pollyanna-ish twist, a(...)

Maya Angelou said that a woman’s hair is her glory, but I certainly don’t think that applies to me when I stumble from the shower on a cold winter mo(...)

Kate Hudson and Riz Ahmed in The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Mira Nair’s adaptation gives the story blood and muscle

The BBC recently released a list of the 100 best American films of all time as chosen by 62 international film critics. Ninety-eight of the films were(...)

Still from What Happened, Miss Simone?

Think of the hypnotic opening lines of Feeling Good; the jazz-soaked love song My Baby Just Cares For Me; the swirling, intoxicating I Put a Spell (...)

We’re chaperoning Honor on her first actual date. For South Dublin parents, it’s one of those landmork days in your daughter’s life, like her first visit to the orthodontist, or the first time she arrives home from studying in a friend’s house with the faint smell of spirits off her breath.

From the moment Sorcha walks through the front door, I know that something is wrong. I haven’t seen her face so drained of colour since Brown Thoma(...)

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