One might expect universal praise for Streep’s pronouncement but disabled activists have proved to be Streep’s harshest critics.
The BBC’s Sherlock – along with most contemporary adaptations – seems to indicate that the values of the intellect are not those of society.
An analysis of four failed presidential cabinet nominees reveals what obstacles Trump's nominees might face during the confirmation process.
It's a nice idea: a society where people are judged on merit alone. But it remains a fiction.
Despite the cataclysmic risks of the Cold War, times have never been as dangerous as these since 1945. Freedom and the rule of law are both under threat.
Performance politics has made Donald Trump the new president of the United States. But this is far from new to south India, where the mixing of cinema and politics has a long history.
A year of political upheavals introduced us to the new insurgent tribes.
Diaries from 1938 show the depth of concern about the direction the world was taking. Are we facing similar dark prospects?
It's become a popular meme: 2016 was the worst year ever. We'll be lucky if it was.
No longer a smoke-and-mirrors spectacle enjoyed on a grand scale, entertainment is now indivisible from our daily life. From cricket matches to blockbuster shows, amusement is the name of the game.
If education and tolerance go hand in hand, how is it possible that anti-immigrant sentiments are so virulent in educated populations?
A lot has changed in the global economy since the Federal Budget 2016.
The Strictly Come Dancing final looks to be somewhat dull – all glitter, no Balls.
While Trump’s more extreme campaign promises may not eventuate, substantive changes in how the US engages with the world on environmental, and many other, issues are likely.
Tweet-shaming from politicians isn't the best way to regulate companies – it hurts investments, shareholders and ultimately the economy.
As the film descends into intoxication, viewers are likely to be sobered by glimpses of a badly damaged America.
Scorn has a long and humorous history. But a new book on the subject, featuring quotes from Kanye West, Christopher Hitchens and of course, Donald Trump, rather lacks contemporary wit.
Despite worries about a new Asian Financial Crisis, much has changed since the last one in 1997. Even if a crisis were to materialise, it would look quite different from that of two decades ago.
Trump's plan to deport up to 3 million undocumented immigrants will likely end up rounding up many of the laborers Americans depend upon to pick their grapes and tend to their avocados.
The misconceived perception that decisions made by a few elites are good for all could potentially foment resentment by ordinary African citizens against regionalism.