No clowning around: It fails Stephen King’s original

The gulf between facade and fact in the horror novel is wholly ignored in the film version that opened across North America on Friday

No clowning around: It fails Stephen King’s original
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The gulf between facade and fact in the horror novel is wholly ignored in the film version that opened across North America on Friday

Fool me once … the tough task of parsing truth from fiction

Pranks and tall tales snare the unsuspecting. And so many events of these past 12 months could pass as April Fool’s jokes, except they are – sadly – real

Fool me once … the tough task of parsing truth from fiction
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MACFADYEN: Pranks and tall tales snare the unsuspecting. And so many events of these past 12 months could pass as April Fool’s jokes, except they are – sadly – real

Take that, millennials, your culture is already old

Millennials will recognize their time has passed when they realize their own children know Emma Watson better as Belle than as Hermione

Take that, millennials, your culture is already old
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NEIMAN: Millennials will recognize their time has passed when they realize their own children know Emma Watson better as Belle than as Hermione

Fading star power: Hollywood holds little sway in politics

Hillary Clinton enjoyed massive Hollywood and entertainment industry support, but still lost the November election

Fading star power: Hollywood holds little sway in politics
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MURPHY: Hillary Clinton enjoyed massive Hollywood and entertainment industry support, but still lost the November election

Finding, within ourselves, the power to forgive

The new film Hidden Figures goes to the heart of racism in 1960s United States life and illuminates the path to justice through love

Finding, within ourselves, the power to forgive
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STOCKLAND: The new film Hidden Figures goes to the heart of racism in 1960s United States life and illuminates the path to justice through love

A child’s Christmas Eve in 1950 Dublin

One of my earliest Christmas memories was going to see Roy Rogers, the "King of the Cowboys", in The Gay Ranchero in a Dublin cinema

A child’s Christmas Eve in 1950 Dublin
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MURPHY: One of my earliest Christmas memories was going to see the “King of the Cowboys”, Roy Rogers, in The Gay Ranchero in a Dublin cinema

Park your iPhone and disrupt the disruptors

It is time to push back against the bloody algorithms created by techies in Silicon Valley or a village of hackers in Macedonia

Park your iPhone and disrupt the disruptors
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ROBINSON: It is time to push back against the bloody algorithms created by techies in Silicon Valley or a village of hackers in Macedonia

Fifty years ago, London was The Swinging City

From pop music to miniskirts to Academy Award-winning films, a cultural revolution was brewing in England – for a while

Fifty years ago, London was The Swinging City
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MURPHY: From pop music to miniskirts to Academy Award-winning films, a cultural revolution was brewing in England – for a while

Deer Hunter provides insight into Trump’s worldview

A second look at the film gives insights into prejudices ingrained in American culture that are in full bloom this summer

Deer Hunter provides insight into Trump’s worldview
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MACFADYEN: A second look at the film gives insights into prejudices ingrained in American culture that are in full bloom this summer

“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” The wisdom of Star Wars

Trying implies eventually giving up but doing implies putting in the effort until the goal is achieved

“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” The wisdom of Star Wars
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CHIDIAC: Trying implies eventually giving up but doing implies putting in the effort until the goal is achieved