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Mary Poppins: Julie Andrews in the 1964 film. Photograph: Mondadori via Getty

One of Walt Disney’s most popular fictional characters has made an indirect contribution to the conversation surrounding the incoming vaccine for Covi(...)

Caroline Calloway in one of the photographs of herself she has tweeted. Photograph: Twitter/@carolinecaloway

It is hard to imagine Caroline Calloway being of any time before the internet – like picturing a present-day Joan of Arc. She laughs when I tell her s(...)

 Director Martin Scorsese  on the red carpet during a  photocall for the premiere of  The Irishman at la Cinematheque in Paris on October 17th, 2019. Photograph:   Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty Images

Ballots for the coming Academy Awards are still being tabulated but it already seems clear – this will not be Netflix’s year. The streaming giant wil(...)

Stephen King: ‘so backward and ignorant you want to go back to bed’? Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty

In yet another year of Oscar nominations that saw a paucity of recognition for women and artists of colour, the response has been almost exhausted – a(...)

Carl Cederström photographed by Eva Dahlin/OR Books

“He covered my mouth with his hand and introduced his penis. I thought my last hour had arrived. I had the feeling my stomach was turning.” These are(...)

 Roseanne Barr: her show Rosanne has been axed after she posted racist tweets. Photograph:  Brinson+Banks/The New York Times

ABC television network in the US has cancelled comedian Roseanne Barr’s show after she posted a racist tweet comparing a former Obama adviser to an ap(...)

Troll with it: Donald Trump and Kanye West. File photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters

“Once again I am being attacked for presenting new ideas,” tweeted Kanye on Wednesday. Future cultural historians, picking their way through the vast(...)

Polarised sisters: Roseanne Barr and Laurie Metcalfe in ‘Roseanne’

The last week would been have quieter if the 10th series of Roseanne had been useless. After all, no op-ed pages worried about that brain-withering Ma(...)

Last year the writer and illustrator Joanna Walsh created a series of hand-drawn bookmarks of some of her female literary heroes. Among them were G(...)