IN FOCUS: The new FX/Disney+ series, adapted from James Clavell’s 1975 novel, is a sprawling historical epic. As Kevin E G Perry writes, both the book and show take inspiration from the remarkable true story of William Adams, the first Englishman to set foot in Japan
INTERVIEW: The star of ‘John Wick’ and ‘Deadwood’ speaks to Louis Chilton about intimacy coordinators, playing an ageing hitman in his new film ‘American Star’, and drawing the ire of ‘Game of Thrones’ fans
NEW SENSATIONS: Before setting off on tour, the Galway four-piece head down to the pub for a chat with Ellie Muir. They open up about what it really means to get signed by a major label, still having to work a job on the side – and why it’s never a good idea to live with your bandmates
The Man Who Tries To Pay His Way: How I experienced the Miracle of Malahide
Rural rustic meets cosy comfort at this recently renovated gem at the foot of the Peak District
Colin Jost and Michael Che poked fun at pop culture and the news on Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” segment, where Paramount+ was dinged, and Donald Trump continued to be a target of jokes. Jost brought up the lawsuit that the stars of 1968’s Romeo and Juliet brought upon Paramount Pictures to prevent the digital …
Eryk Williamson scored nine minutes into the match, Antony Alves Santos added two goals before halftime and the Portland Timbers rolled to a 3-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids in a season opener on Saturday night. Phil Neville earns the victory in his first match as manager of the Timbers. Neville was let go by Inter Miami last season — six weeks before Lionel Messi's arrival.
Boogie Ellis scored 18 of his 24 points in the first half and Southern California defeated UCLA 62-56 on Saturday night to gain a split in the crosstown rivalry between teams whose seasons have been rocky. Isaiah Collier added 11 points in a win that provided some salve for the slumping Trojans (11-16, 5-11 Pac-12), who had lost three of their previous four. The Bruins (14-13, 9-7) were denied a chance to move into a third-place tie with Oregon in the Pac-12.
NBC/screengrabSaturday Night Live put up its best cold open in quite a while this week, with a comedic peek at what the GOP’s boot-lickingest politicians really might really think about Donald Trump.In the wake of Trump’s big South Carolina victory, Jim Risch (Mikey Day), Marco Rubio (Marcello Hernandez), Lindsey Graham (James Austin Johnson), and Tim Scott (Devon Walker) gathered together for cocktails, tater tots, and some awkward conversation about their feared leader.Risch opened the door to
Saturday Night Live set its sights on The Floor, Fox’s new game show hosted by Rob Lowe that has contestants facing off in a series of quiz duels. On SNL’s version, Shane Gillis played the defending champion David, who triumphed in the first round by correctly identifying a glass of orange juice. But when it …
Pictures of pro-Ukraine demonstrators and concerns about MPs' safety feature on the front pages.
Vietnamese electric vehicle maker VinFast has asked India to reduce import duties on its cars for about two years so customers can get familiar with its products while a local manufacturing plant comes on stream, an executive said on Sunday. VinFast has started building a factory in the southern state of Tamil Nadu and hopes to start production by the middle of next year, for domestic sales first and then exports, its India CEO Pham Sanh Chau told Reuters. VinFast and Tamil Nadu said last month they have agreed to work toward an investment of up to $2 billion, with an intended commitment of $500 million for the first five years of the project.
NBC/screengrabThere was one big elephant in the room when Shane Gillis walked on stage to host Saturday Night Live this weekend, and he addressed it straight away. “I was actually fired from this show, a while ago, but you know… Don’t look that up,” he told viewers. “Please. Don’t even worry about it.”Gillis then quickly pivoted to a set about how he should probably have become a high school football coach, followed by a joke about his dad being a volunteer girl’s high school assistant basketbal
Rishi Sunak does not address Lee Anderson's comments, but warns of the dangers of polarisation.
Saturday Night Live has long been near the center of the culture wars, but not since Donald Trump was the guest host have they courted controversy quite so head-on as this weekend. Former cast member Shane Gillis (total number of on-air appearances: zero) hosted this week and, given how many people were interested in what he …
Mitchell Saxen scored 20 points and No. 18 Saint Mary's won its 15th straight game to wrap up at least a share of the West Coast Conference regular-season title with a 88-62 victory over San Diego on Saturday night. The Gaels (23-6, 14-0) have the longest active winning streak in the nation and wrapped up the No. 1 seed in the WCC tournament in Las Vegas next month. Saint Mary's can win its first outright regular-season conference title since 2012 with a victory Thursday night at Pepperdine.
The official two-week campaign period before Portugal’s early general election began on Sunday, with the country’s two moderate mainstream parties once again expected to collect the most votes but with the expected rise of a populist party potentially adding momentum to Europe’s drift to the right. The center-left Socialist Party and center-right Social Democratic Party have alternated in power for decades. The election is being held after a Socialist government collapsed last November following a corruption investigation.
Shane Gillis took his turn as Saturday Night Live host and wasted no time acknowledging he was fired from the NBC late-night sketch show. Gillis was fired from the show days after he was announced as a new cast member for Season 45 following resurfaced clips of him using anti-Asian slurs. “Most of you probably …
It was the puddles of green sludge left by the tires of massive tractors in western Belgium’s industrial farmlands that drew the attention of biological engineer Ineke Maes. Maes had hoped the European Union’s environmental policies would start to make a fundamental difference by improving exhausted soils.
The thing to know is that leap year exists, in large part, to keep the months in sync with annual events, including equinoxes and solstices, according to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. Adding a leap day every four years would make the calendar longer by more than 44 minutes, according to the National Air & Space Museum. Later, on a calendar yet to come (we'll get to it), it was decreed that years divisible by 100 not follow the four-year leap day rule unless they are also divisible by 400, the JPL notes.