New this week: Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth in Men in Black: International

ALADDIN ★★☆☆☆ Directed by Guy Ritchie. Starring Mena Massoud, Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad The ongoing campai(...)

Constellations: Sinéad Gleeson and (inset) Anne Enright. Photographs: Tom Honan and Alan Betson

On Wednesday evening Anne Enright, the Booker-winning author of The Green Road, Making Babies and The Gathering, launched Constellations: Reflections (...)

Circa 1975: Freddie Mercury in concert during the Queen’s British tour. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images.

Ten years ago, as I was interviewing a close confidante of Freddie Mercury, his phone rang. I was working on a literary biography about the late singe(...)

Hey little girl, is your daddy home Did he go away and leave you all alone I got a bad desire, I’m on fire I once believed there was something timele(...)

Alf Garnett and his son-in-law Mike arguing over the Christmas dinner table in a 1966 scene from “Till Death Do Us Part”. From left:  actors Anthony Booth, Una Stubbs, Dandy Nichols and Warren Mitchell. Photograph:  Keystone/Getty Images

Let me say this again. The words “politically correct” are the near-exclusive preserve of reactionary snowflakes. This would surprise any visiting ali(...)

The living willow hedge at Crann Og eco farm in Galway.

Consider this: when we are at work, our minds are turned on but our bodies are usually sedentary; when we go to the gym, we aim to switch off our mind(...)

Acting crazy: Jack Nicholson as Randle  McMurphy in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”

You just can’t argue with the place which One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest holds in cinema history. In the 42 years since Miloš Forman’s film premiered(...)

What Is An Apparatus? (2016-2017) (Still) by Sean Lynch. Courtesy the artist, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, and Ronchini Gallery, London

Sean Lynch: Two new bodies of work Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College Dublin ★★★★★ Visit the DHG and you might think that this haven of contempo(...)

Chris Kraus: “Satire is a sensibility that’s under-represented in the culture.”  Photograph: Reynaldo Rivera

Chris Kraus is refilling her coffee, hard of hearing and fantastically good humoured over Skype. Sometimes a book perfectly captures the zeitgeist. He(...)

Building blocks: ‘If we see children as our moral equals, then we should be in favour of student-centred education that is not authoritarian and not designed primarily to indoctrinate.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

Children’s rights have come a long way since Abraham tied up his son Isaac for slaughter on God’s command. The notion that children have a right to(...)

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