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Ethiopian athlete Abebe Bikila runs barefoot for victory in the Rome 1960 Olympic Games marathon. Photograph:  AFP/AFP/Getty Images

One of the apparent eccentricities of my middle-age is that, whenever conditions allow these days, I have taken to running barefoot in the park. It’s (...)

Match-winner Joshua Kimmich looks on as Robert Lewandowski celebrates Bayern’s win over Dortmund. Photograph: Federico Gambarini/AP

James Richardson was struggling a little bit to find the words to describe just how monumental this Bundesliga battle of Bayern Munich and Borussia Do(...)

James Cronin in action for Munster against Saracens. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

This is the worst time imaginable to have tested positive for a banned substance. There is no sport to turn the page. No arrival of cheating Saracens (...)

Stephen Parlato of Colorado protests outside the US Capitol in Washington.  Photograph: Erin Scott/Reuters

“If there be no accountability, another president will feel free to do as he chooses but the next time there may be no watchman in the night.” These a(...)

Herself stars Clare Dunne, who is alo co-writer, and is directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Photograph: Courtesy of Sundance Institute.

The Irish film Herself has premiered to breathlessly positive notices at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Mention has already been made of the 2021(...)

The Irishman: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Ray Romano

There has been an almighty turnover on Netflix since we last compiled this list, with more than half of our favourite films that time around disappear(...)

Paul Newman, left, as Butch Cassidy, and Robert Redford, as the Sundance Kid, appear in the final shootout scene in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

It remains an oddity that two of the most successful US westerns ever emerged in a year when the genre looked to be dead in its boots. Sam Peckinpah’s(...)

Watchmen: “Something much more than an effort to keep fans ticking over.”  Photograph: HBO/Sky Atlantic

“Quis custodiet ipsos custodies?” asks Don Johnson’s Tulsa police chief Judd Crawford, adjourning an emergency meeting of masked crime-fighters. That (...)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: Robert Redford and Paul Newman on set. Photograph:  20th Century Fox/Getty

“The horse is dead.” It’s the middle of a tense scene in the 1969 smash Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The town sheriff is attempting to round u(...)

Elizabeth McGovern: ‘I did feel like a fish out of water for a long time. I don’t anymore.’ Photograph: Aaron Richter/New York Times

The British period drama Downton Abbey launched in a nice teatime telly slot on ITV in 2010, looking decidedly out of place on a medium then defined b(...)

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