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Kabuki: The traditional Japanese theatre transformed by technology

...but for all the forward steps, women are still not allowed to perform. Ben Swindlehurst reports

US culture inspires young immigrants’ American Dream

These young people have travelled thousands of miles in the hope finding a better future in America. In the Mexican border city of Tijuana, they tell their stories

Britain Before Brexit: a portrait of southwest England and its people

The Independent’s photographer Richard Morgan is examining his own country in the midst of Brexit’s chaos, scrutinising the contrasts of contemporary Britain and the ambivalence of modern Britishness. This week: southwest England

Holi Colour

Originating in India, the ancient Hindu celebration of Holi is a religious festival packed with positivity and, of course, lots of colour.

Britain Before Brexit: a portrait of East England and its people

The Independent’s photographer Richard Morgan examines his own country in the midst of Brexit’s chaos, scrutinising the contrasts of contemporary Britain and the ambivalence of modern Britishness. This week: East of England

In photos: Back to school around the world

As term time begins in the UK this week, Unicef meets the children around the world who refuse to let war, conflict or natural disaster stand in the way of getting an education