Miranda Bryant

News and features writer based in New York
Miranda.L.Bryant [at] gmail.com



Why Professor Laurie Santos's happiness course is the most popular at Yale

Courses at Yale usually attract students in their dozens. So when Professor Laurie Santos saw that nearly 1,000 people had registered for her new course in little over a week,...

ES Magazine

Britney's Back

She has sold 100 million records and created some of the most memorable music moments of our time. As her Piece of Me tour comes to London, Britney Spears talks falling in love...

Sunday Times News Review

Glenda Jackson has a new role - telling us all to go easy on Mrs May

"I am invariably a big, big disappointment to people because they expect me to be something I'm not," Glenda Jackson says matter-of-factly over coffee in a sunlit corner of a...

Evening Standard

Sex and the City star steps up battle to become next New York governor

On a hot and sticky evening in a Brooklyn park, the so-called "Cynthia effect" was on full display. "This is a David and Goliath battle, but there is a path to victory," said a...


Seeking sanctuary in books

It was a fleeting encounter with the underside of a prominent author's shoe that got me thinking about my relationship with bookshops. Outside on the summer's evening streets of...


Ashley Graham

Cover story for Wonder Women issue

The i Paper

Baron Cohen is back with his most sophisticated satire yet

Review: Who is America?

Evening Standard

I think mischief is gone from childhood

West Wing actor Anna Deavere Smith's one-woman play - soon to open in London - tackles a crisis in US schools

Evening Standard

New York closer to legalising cannabis 'as pros outweigh the cons'

New York has taken a major step towards legalising cannabis after the state's top health official declared "the pros of a regulated programme outweigh the cons". Health...

Evening Standard

Mulligan: Angelic sketches helped cure panic attacks for my one-woman show

Carey Mulligan has revealed how she decorated her dressing room for her latest play with artworks created to help relieve her stage fright

Sunday Times Style

Good vibrations? Where mindfulness meets clean eating

At New York's "high-vibration" restaurant abcV, pretty much everything on the menu is made from plants. To my right, a group of millennial women nurse wine glasses filled, not...

the Guardian

Planned Parenthood head: 'Being a woman is now a pre-existing condition'

Planned Parenthood's president, Cecile Richards, gave a damning verdict on the Republicans' healthcare bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, saying:...

Evening Standard

Harry Potter and the Broadway coup: Brits win big at the Tonys

Stage sequel to JK Rowling books wins six awards as Garfield and Jackson take top honours

The Daily Telegraph

Can the Frozen musical be as big as Hamilton?

Audiences at the Broadway preview prove that fans have not tired of the fairy tale, discovers Miranda Bryant

Sunday Times Style

Welcome to the workout factory

Forget spinning - at Project, the fitness version of a tech incubator, trainers test new ideas on the public.

Evening Standard

Banned a century ago, Modigliani nude fetches record £116m

A celebrated nude by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani made history when it sold at Sotheby’s in New York for $157.2 million (£116 million) — a new record for the auction house.

Evening Standard

Aboah: I've formed a bond with Prof Green over our dark times

Adwoa Aboah said she has developed an “amazing bond” with Professor Green as they joined forces in New York to talk about their experiences with mental health issues

The i Paper

Will New York nightlife finally get its mojo back?

A change in the law could help the city breathe new life into its clubbing and music scene

Evening Standard

You'll never talk alone: Liverpool boss Klopp is my inspiration for stage show, says Boyle

Danny Boyle is drawing inspiration for his latest stage project from an unlikely source: the football techniques of Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp.