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William Melvin Kelley delivers his observations with caustic humour and surprising compassion

What would have happened if black Americans refused to accept a subordinated life in the South in the 1950s? This is the premise of William Melvin Kel(...)

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra at rehearsal in the National Concert Hall. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

In Studio 1, RTÉ Concert Orchestra’s rehearsal space in the RTÉ radio building, 60 musicians (an expansion on the usual 45) are preparing to spend six(...)

'Rey, I’m not your daddy.' Fans were annoyed that the character played by Daisy Ridley was not the daughter of Luke Skywalker or a Wookiee or something

Let’s be Gerry Adams. Those nutcases who aren’t really remaking The Last Jedi haven’t gone away, you know. Last week a characteristically incoherent p(...)

Just give me five more minutes

Towards the close of JA Bayona’s adequate cash gulper, plucky Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) asks salty Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) if he can remem(...)

 Liverpool fans celebrating in Rome on May 2nd after the team  qualified for the Champions League final. Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

Monday morning, Albert Dock and the Museum of Liverpool is buzzing five minutes after opening. An exhibition, Double Fantasy, about John Lennon and Yo(...)

Alan Pardew has won one game in 17 since taking over from Tony Pulis last November. Photograph: Mark Kerton/PA

West Brom chief executive Mark Jenkins admits the club have “no more money for wages” and is shocked at the state of the Baggies. Albion are 10 point(...)

Gareth Barry and Jonny Evans were two of the four West Brom players that allegedly stole a taxi in Barcelona  last week. The taxi driver will not press charges. Photograph:     Darren Staples/Reuters

Jonny Evans, Gareth Barry, Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill are highly unlikely to face punishment in Spain after a Barcelona court decided not to pursu(...)

 Jonny Evans: he is named as one of the players who allegedly  stole a taxi following a night out  in Barcelona. Photograph:  Reuters

Alan Pardew said he felt “let down” after four of his West Bromwich Albion players allegedly stole a taxi following a night out on a trip this week to(...)

 West Bromwich Albion are currently bottom of the league and seven points shy of safety. Photograph: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

West Brom have sacked chairman John Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman. The pair have been given notice of termination of their contracts a(...)

Steven Spielberg: 'I probably watch five old movies a week and five new movies a week. And it’s the old films more that make me want to keep directing.' Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Wrapped in a heavy suit and scarf against the wintry London day outside, Steven Spielberg walks up without a coterie of minders, a trail of rose petal(...)

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