Rosa Parks

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On occasions it’s like your mind has been hijacked. Or as soon as you go to sleep, your mind slips out of your brain and takes magic mushrooms. Photograph: Getty Images

It sounds like one of those questions that should have already been settled, but it’s still not clear why humans dream. It could be our minds processi(...)

Daithi O Se poses with the 2018 Rose of Tralee contestants at Kilmainham Hospital.  Photograph: Collins

Like “fierce mild weather” or “soft Brexit”, the idea of a “woke Rose of Tralee” – one attuned to issues of modern social justice – is a bit of an oxy(...)

Majella reminds a chummy O’Connor of his cutting remarks about her husband. Photograph: Andres Poveda

In the first episode of Brendan O’Connor’s Time Out (RTÉ One, Friday, 9.35pm), a virtuously unadorned one-on-one chat show, the host interviews one ha(...)

Miriam O’Callaghan journeys to Derry, Alabama and Washington

The march of progress has always followed a circuitous route. It does have some defined meeting points, though. In the case of the pivotal Northern Ir(...)

One of the last photographs   of  Martin Luther King as  he   was speaking to a mass rally on April 3th, 1968,  in Memphis. He was shot dead by a sniper  the following day

It was his third visit to Memphis in less than three weeks. On April 3rd, 1968, Martin Luther King jnr arrived in the southern city of Memphis ahead o(...)

Busy workplaces can be a daily challenge for introverts. Photograph: iStock

Do you dread those morning brainstorm meetings, avoid small talk by the coffee machine at all costs, or simply feel drained by the frenzied office env(...)

Oprah Winfrey speaks after accepting the Cecil B Demille Award at the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/Reuters

Oprah Winfrey became the first black woman to be awarded a Golden Globe for lifetime achievement on Sunday, delivering an impassioned speech in suppor(...)

US artist Ryan Mendoza stands in Berlin next to the reassembled former house of Rosa Parks. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty

From her self-imposed Paris exile, Marlene Dietrich sang wistfully about her suitcase in Berlin. Rosa Parks can now do one better. Some 12 years afte(...)

Embracing change: Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga in Loving

Let us first clarify what Loving is not. Following its premiere at Cannes, Jeff Nichols’s singular treatment of the case that helped dismantle the US(...)

“It is shameful to think that the actions of figures such as Rosa Parks [above] and Harvey Milk have now been replaced with the lazy, crude, stupid and infantile justice warriors, be they on  the left or right.”

At the beginning of 2016, the consensus would have been that the likes of Germaine Greer and Peter Tatchell were liberal progressives, and that politi(...)

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