Maya Angelou

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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(...)

Fine Gael TD Regina Doherty  told Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams she would “not believe the Lord’s Prayer from his mouth”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

For anybody seeking to discover what most divides the opposing political forces in the State at this moment of time, this afternoon’s Dáil debate abou(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “We don’t know who these men are we don’t know what they have done since they arrived among us in their banishment. But we need to know. And we intend to find out.” File photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

A Cheann Comhairle, Dáil Éireann meets today to discuss allegations made by Ms Maíria Cahill against the IRA and that organisation’s handling of them.(...)

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