Viva Glam: Cyndi Lauper and Lady Gaga  promoted Mac’s campaign in 2010

Mac is the brand that drew me to make-up. The weirdest, most alternative girl at my school (whom I admired tremendously) strutted into class one day w(...)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, 2017. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Pale, heavily bearded and unsteady, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange — who was removed the Ecuadorian embassy on Thursday — cut a very different figur(...)

Explorer and founder of the Ocean Futures Society Jean-Michel Cousteau (centre) and governor of Primorsky Region Oleg Kozhemyako (left): Mr Cousteau is leading a team to assess the jailed whales in Srednaya Bay. Photograph: Yuri Maltsev

Russia is facing growing international pressure to close its so-called “whale jail” in the far east of the country and return scores of ailing sea mam(...)

Ryan Giggs: shocked the ITV World Cup panel into silence by suggesting: “You can go out against  Columbia.”  Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA

Day 15. The Big One. Panama v Tunisia. But RTÉ and ITV opted for England v Belgium instead, the game nobody wanted to win. Or did they? It was all ver(...)

 Actor  Sean Penn discusses his new book Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff: A Novel  at Barnes & Noble,  Union Square,  New York City. Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Back in the heady days of 2015, it was thought that singer and eternal tester of patience Morrissey had taken the bad celebrity novel to the limit in (...)

Richard Branson: while his behaviour is open and public and there is no suggestion he seeks to bully women, it does create images of beautiful young women in a working environment being bodily manhandled. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Sometimes, it is the silences that are most eloquent, the unasked questions that provide the most interesting answers.  Richard Branson was inte(...)

'Any visitor to this country could be forgiven for thinking they were listening to satire.'

George Hook is always at his most unintentionally hilarious when speaking from his loftiest soapbox. Last month, following the Broadcasting Authority (...)

Irish  film and TV  director Lorcan Fox with Made in Chelsea cast member Binky Felstead

Lorcan Fox is a fim and TV director. He works on a TV show called Sam Delaney’s News Thing. For the past 18 months Fox has been making the online news(...)

Hunker down: Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron in Baywatch

It’s not unreasonable that Seth Gordon’s mercilessly rubbish reboot of the 1990s TV show expected to get by on the collective charms of Zac Efron and (...)

A lot in common: Mrs Brown and RuPaul. Photographs:  Graeme Hunter/Logo TV

All Round to Mrs Brown’s, an RTÉ/BBC co-production, which airs in Britain with the title A Short Study of the Irish People, debuted on both stations t(...)

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