Miranda Bryant

News and features writer based in New York
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Evening Standard

Yalitza Aparicio thought she'd been 'decieved' when she landed Roma role

Before being cast as the star of Alfonso Cuarón's groundbreaking film Roma, Yalitza Aparicio's only acting experience consisted of telling fibs to her mother as a child. "I...


Florence Welch Has Conquered Her Demons And Found Hope

Florence Welch first appeared on the south London music scene in 2OO8 in a haze of hedonism, red hair and glitter as the frontwoman of indie band Florence + The Machine. Now - a...


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,...

the Guardian

Studying your dreams: Bradley Cooper swears by it. Would trying it unleash my creativity?

What is 'dream study', the new trend sweeping the creative world? I attended a class to find out

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

Meet the Serial thriller straight out of Streatham

Before landing his dream job on Serial, arguably the world's most famous podcast, Emmanuel Dzotsi's audio experience consisted mainly of internships.

Evening Standard

Hockney makes £70m splash in nine minutes

IT TOOK just over nine minutes for David Hockney to make history when one of his paintings fetched more than £70million at auction last night

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...

Evening Standard

Young & True

Rising star Odessa Young is proud to be in a new film which portrays modern teenagers as they really are

Evening Standard

The Ferryman sails across the Atlantic to land Butterworth a Broadway hit

It’s a standing ovation and wild praise from New York critics as West End triumph arrives


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...

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