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My, your majesty, what brown eyes one’s got

Will the “blue-eyed community” call for a boycott of The Crown? We learnt last week that the people behind that absurdly lavish soap opera have decide(...)

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark:  just the sort of goo that younger horror fans adore

This very agreeable (sometimes deliberately disagreeable) horror romp derives from a series of teenage shockers that emerged in the 1980s, but, under (...)

A grizzly bear mother and her cub walk near Pelican Creek in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. File photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

The Trump administration has rolled out some of the broadest changes in decades to enforcement of the landmark Endangered Species Act. The reforms al(...)

Former US first lady Lady Bird Johnson (polka-dot dress), her husband former president Lyndon B Johnson (dark suit) and former vice-president Spiro T Agnew (holding glass, far right)  at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, watching the launch of  Apollo 11  on its mission to carry out the first  manned lunar landing. Photograph: National Geographic/Getty Images

There has been a lot in the media over the past weeks as we close in like a moon lander on the 50th anniversary of the first touchdown by a human on t(...)

Actor Rip Torn: died aged 88. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Screen and stage star Rip Torn has died at the age of 88. Torn made his reputation in the works of Tennessee Williams and played roles as diverse as (...)

Those with hard hearts will wonder whether there is anything left to learn about the first moon landing. Those with harder hearts may demand that any (...)

John Dean, former White House counsel in the Nixon administration, is sworn in before testifying at a House judiciary committee hearing  about the Mueller report on Monday . Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Democrats stepped up their pressure on US president Donald Trump over the Mueller investigation on Monday, summoning John Dean, the White House counse(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar greets US president Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, at Shannon Airport. Photograph: Arthur Ellis

Donald and Melania Trump departed Shannon Airport on Friday afternoon bringing to a close the first visit to Ireland by the 45th president of the Unit(...)

Kilfrush Stud

Good land is worth its weight in gold, or so they say. At Kilfrush Stud in rural Co Limerick, the limestone enriched land is so good that horses born(...)

An exhibit on the assassination of Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. Photograph: Justin T Gellerson/New York Times

A few blocks south of the National Mall in Washington, DC, a sparkling new building has become the latest addition to the city’s museum scene. The In(...)

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