Film Hocus Pocus, starring Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker, originally opened at a poor number four in the US box office charts.

Hold on tight. Another useless film from somebody else’s adolescence has been declared a classic. We have, in this place, already written about the se(...)

Fallon Sherrock: “The men I’ve played are all respectful and gentlemen towards me. I’ve never really had a problem. In the past a lot of people would go: ‘We’re playing a woman’ . But now they’re thinking: ‘We’re playing a good player’. Photograph: Jordan Mansfield/Getty

“Every little bit of hate just gees me on to do better and prove them all wrong,” Fallon Sherrock says with quiet calm as she explains how the abuse s(...)

You had probably forgotten these ever existed. Sorry about that. 10. KILLING BONO (2011) My main memory of the press screening was, as we staggered (...)

Old-school cooking: Rosa makes Marguerite Patten’s baked egg custard

Anyone lucky enough to own a copy of Full and Plenty, Maura Laverty’s classic cookbook, won’t need to be told it is no mere collection of recipes. It’(...)

Sarah Jessica Parker: often felt intimidated, to the extent that she did not feel able to confront her harasser. Photograph:  Frazer Harrison/Getty

Sarah Jessica Parker has spoken about “countless” incidents of men behaving inappropriately on film and TV productions, including one with a “big movi(...)

Wayétu Moore: writes with frequent exposition and convoluted expression

Wayétu Moore’s ambitious debut novel is, as the title suggests, preoccupied with governance. In her reimagining of the founding of the African country(...)

One of Philip Treacy’s hats. Photograph: Jonathan Short/AP Photo

It’s hats off to Ireland’s master milliner, Philip Treacy as new accounts show that accumulated profits at his company last year increased to £371,251(...)

Michelle Obama in the Balenciaga boots, with Sarah Jessica Park. Photograph: AP Photo/Frank Franklin II

On the last stop of her international book tour this year, Michelle Obama spoke with Sarah Jessica Parker for an audience in New York, while wearing a(...)

Tom Hanks in The Post: we swoon, fan ourselves or need to be alone for a few minutes with “our thoughts”

Last week, when our clever, handsome, nicely socked leader, Leo Varadkar, spoke to Americans, sympathised with Trump and criticised the media, I thoug(...)

Alexander McQueen in the 'McQueen' documentary: the fashion designer had a profound need for privacy

On the night that fashion designer Alexander McQueen took his own life in 2010, his long-time collaborator and friend Mira Chai Hyde felt a presence i(...)

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