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Katie Taylor: trailblazer.  Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Reuters

I mentioned in passing here recently the short, violent life of “Machine Gun” Jack McGurn, who is widely believed to have helped organise the St Valen(...)

Actor Robert De Niro: Trump is a ‘white supremacist’.  Photograph:  Stephane Cardinale, Corbis via Getty Images

Here, with Orson Welles and Spike Lee on the walls, and James Dean and Natalie Wood on the doors to the toilets, is where Robert De Niro might have di(...)

David Chase: “I didn’t think that The Sopranos would chart any kind of new course. All I wanted to do is just get as close to cinema as I could.” Photograph: Devin Yalkin/New York Times

“‘Remember when’ is the lowest form of conversation,” Tony Soprano once told his mob cohorts in The Sopranos. If David Chase, Tony’s creator, doesn’t (...)

Penny Marshall: the first woman to direct a movie that grossed more than $100m. Photograph: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Penny Marshall, the nasal-voiced co-star of the slapstick sitcom Laverne & Shirley and later the chronically self-deprecating director of hit film(...)

Actors Anouk Aimee and Robert De Niro present Bernardo Bertolucci with a special award for his film The Last Emperor during the 1987 Cannes International Film Festival. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Forty-six years ago, Pauline Kael, the New Yorker’s influential film critic, did not hold back when heralding the debut of Bernardo Bertolucci’s Last (...)

A law enforcement officer checks a van seized during an investigation into a series of parcel bombs, in Plantation, Florida. Image: via Reuters.

US attorney general Jeff Sessions has warned that those responsible for a series of explosive devices sent to senior Democratic figures this week will(...)

US actor Robert De Niro. Photograph: Nina Prommer/EPA

New York police have recovered a suspicious package addressed to actor Robert De Niro which may contain a device similar to others sent to leading Dem(...)

Actor Robert De Niro. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

US federal authorities investigating a spate of pipe bombs sent this week to several prominent critics of President Donald Trump have turned their att(...)

Mayo football manager James Horan at the GAA media event in the  Greenway Cafe, Lough Lannagh, Co Mayo. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Of course there was a tempest, and naturally there were power cuts throughout the heartland. It wouldn’t do for Mayo to go public with the latest hope(...)

Matt Damon as Judge Brett Kavanaugh during on Saturday Night Live. Photograph:  Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

A complaint often made about Saturday Night Live over the past year or so is that, in its signature political sketches, the comedy show essentially tr(...)

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