“You know who I thought I would never be talking about again?” Stephen Colbert asked on Monday night’s Late Show. That would be Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who joined the supreme court nearly a year ago a
I’ve never seen women in the UK stand on a stage that big with that much money thrown at it “I don’t want people to faint, but if they do, they do.” The British theatremaker Bryony Kimmings is describing
The actor Christopher Eccleston has spoken for the first time about his poor mental health, revealing that he has lived with eating disorders and had considered suicide. The Doctor Who actor was praised
On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver examined America’s legal immigration system – a bulwark of American democracy touted broadly by many people, including Donald Trump, though its flaws, Oliver said, “often
Monica Lewinsky will embark on her first ever speaking tour of Australia and Zadie Smith will return for the first time in nearly two decades to headline a new feminist ideas festival. Hosted by Melbourne’s
“Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know,” the Romantic poet John Keats wrote in a letter to his sister, Fanny, 200 years ago in
In a live show following the three-hour Democratic debate, Stephen Colbert picked through a laundry list of potential water-cooler moments, starting with Bernie Sanders’s more gravelley than usual voice.
Inspired by country-house murder mystery Gosford Park, TV’s Downton Abbey has returned the favour to the big screen by cranking out its own adaptation. Having covered the doings of the Crawleys up to the
An abandoned and flooded Victorian railway tunnel hundreds of feet under the Pennines could be restored for use by cyclists and tourists but instead faces being filled with concrete and allowed to collapse.
On Full Frontal, Samantha Bee took a deep dive on a developing scandal for the White House: Donald Trump’s use of his hotels on the government’s dime. For instance, the vice-president, Mike Pence, made
A parliamentary committee initiated by the Coalition will investigate how porn websites can verify Australians visiting their websites are over 18, in a move that looks similar to the troubled UK age system.
A magnificent Rubens painting of the Holy Roman emperor Charles V, a disturbing Damien Hirst sculpture of a decapitated, flayed pregnant woman, and volumes of important 19th-century watercolours of orchids
On Tuesday’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert looked into the latest casualty of the revolving door that is Donald Trump’s White House: national security adviser and noted war hawk John Bolton, whose dismissal
It’s a bad month for coulrophobics: while Joaquin Phoenix’s greasepainted Joker waits in the wings, here comes Pennywise, back to terrorise the town of Derry. As more kids disappear, the now grown-up Club
Trevor Noah unpacked a week of presidential news that was already full and bizarre by Monday night’s Daily Show, starting with the president’s Twitter beef with the singer John Legend and his wife, the
I wasn’t well when I went for the auditions at Shepperton Studios in Surrey. I’d been in South Africa filming Zulu Dawn and got some sort of disease. I looked washed out. When the director Franc Roddam
Gillian Anderson is a woman of many duelling qualities, and it is hard to know quite what to expect when meeting her. Her old interviews are displays of either surprising candour or frosty reserve. She
Gillian Anderson has confirmed that she is to play Margaret Thatcher in the fourth series of The Crown, the hit Netflix drama. Anderson, said she was “falling in love” with the “complicated and controversial”
The wife of William Blake, Catherine, was his partner in both life and work, making, mixing and applying his paint colours, according to curators at Tate Britain, who will open their biggest exhibition
At last, fans can witness Brad Pitt in space. Ad Astra is this season’s big-budget sci-fi, but it’s far from breezy multiplex bait. Director James Gray is a maverick, a singular film-maker yet to make
Late-night hosts continued to parse through the ridiculousness of Trump’s response to Hurricane Dorian on Thursday Night. Seth Meyers took the broad view, connecting the president’s Sharpie incident –
On the Late Show, Stephen Colbert continued to focus on Hurricane Dorian, starting with an update from his friend, the chef José Andrés, working to feed those devastated by the storm in the Bahamas. “Please,
Authorities arrested at least 58 people at this year’s Burning Man festival in the northern Nevada desert, 14 more than last year. One death was reported this year a man who apparently died in his car
Some say it smells of modelling clay. Others that it has the vague aroma of talcum powder mixed with vanilla. Or perhaps a freshly painted room. Members of the public will be able to decide for themselves
After a two-week hiatus, Stephen Colbert returned to The Late Show with a roundup of Donald Trump’s uninformed response to Hurricane Dorian, the category 5 storm that decimated the Bahamas over the weekend.