Nancy Reagan

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EastEnders: Lee MacDonald, who played Zammo in Grange Hill, on the Albert Square set. Photograph: BBC

Going to meet Lee MacDonald feels more like a reunion with an old schoolmate than an interview. He is an old schoolmate not just to me but to a genera(...)

“Market forecasts are particularly tricky. No one can see the future – the world is inherently uncertain and surprising things will happen.” Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

“Forecasting: the attempt to predict the unknowable by measuring the irrelevant; this task employs most people on Wall Street.” The words of Jason Zw(...)

Former US first lady Barbara Bush. ‘She was the ungainly, insecure daughter of an austere, beautiful mother who put her down.’ Photograph: Reuters

Barbara Bush was an expert at throwing shade, even before the term existed. When Congressman Dan Rostenkowski gave the then US first lady a shampoo fo(...)

Writer-director-actor Warren Beatty in Los Angeles: “Rather than sit around and mourn the demise of the big screen and an audience of hundreds, we should be waiting for a revival of movies that are not sequels: a revival of the unknown.” Photograph: Emily Berl/New York Times

There’s a photograph of Warren Beatty that I’ve often wondered about. In it, Nancy Reagan is beaming like a star-struck teenager. Warren Beatty is bes(...)

Trump strategist Stephen Bannon is seen in the White House’s Rose Garden, in Washington, DC. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

If you’re any student of politics, you saw Steve Bannon on the cover of Time magazine in early February – “The Great Manipulator”, it called him – and(...)

Rarely seen: Melania Trump with her husband on  inauguration day. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Now, stacked on the Trump tower of petrifying things we have to worry about – war with Iran, war with China, war with Mexico, war with Islam, war with(...)

Will you look at the smile on this man? Delighted with himself, so he is, with his little baggies of good old Irish clay. But not just any clay. Fol(...)

Republican front-runner Donald Trump: “Paul [Ryan] said to me that he has never seen anything like it because I’m a non-politician and I beat very successful politicians. He was really fascinated by how I won.” Photograph: Rob Kerr/AFP/Getty Images

We are in one of those rare unharmonic convergences when reality is more absurd than satire. So I decided to dispense with satire and simply call Dona(...)

The comedian Robin Williams said that people who remembered the 1960s weren’t really there. If you remember the 1980s, on the other hand, you probabl(...)

A protester interrupts US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s speech during a campaign rally at the downtown Midland Theater in Kansas City, Missouri, on Saturday. Photograph: Dave Kaup/Reuters

Police used pepper spray twice outside a Donald Trump rally in Missouri and made two arrests as violent protests continued to dog the Republican pres(...)

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