Maya Angelou

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Have bodhran, will travel - Ruairi Glasheen

“What is the purpose of your trip, and why so many cameras?” It was a familiar question during my trip to Iran in January to film my first documentary(...)

Edna O’Brien

The 2018 Hay Festival, in collaboration with The Pool, published this list of 100 books by women, including works by Iris Murdoch, Edna O’Brien, Maria(...)

 A crowd celebrates the Yes vote at Dublin Castle: “Two-thirds of the electorate voted to remove all rights before birth from the Constitution for the next generation and they did not blink.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Tom Hesketh wrote an important book called The Second Partitioning of Ireland? The 1983 Abortion Referendum. He explained that in 1983, a fissure had (...)

GAA Annual Congress, Croke Park, Dublin 24/2/2018 Chairperson of the Cork County Board, Tracey Kennedy speaks to congress Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry

“It’s an emotional time for anyone for who’s been in that situation when you see the poor women who have died and are dying as a result of errors - at(...)

Mrs Which, a gigantic Oprah Winfrey, is given to speaking in Oprahisms

Mr Murry (Chris Pine), a brilliant physicist, has disappeared without a trace. He left behind his research partner and wife (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), a young(...)

‘There is a real and urgent problem here that is escalating. It runs so deep it’s inescapable. It’s in schools, at the voting booth, in housing, in police stations, on the streets, in the White House… nowhere is exempt from the insidious racism that keeps millions of Americans from living full and free lives.’

Dr Maya Angelou once said, “When people show you who they are, believe them”. On Thursday, we were shown something, and we ought to sit up and pay att(...)

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(...)

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