Colbert knows I'm miserable now

Stephen Colbert interviews Morrissey.

Morrissey is known for a lot of things: making music, draping himself in the Union Jack and making questionably nationalist comments, swinging bouquets of flowers round and round and round, and so on. But he isn't known for having a particularly riotous sense of humour about himself. Or really anything.

Stephen Colbert, meanwhile, is best when he is piercing wholes in pomposity. Usually the great and good of American politics, but anyone will do.

Put them together, and you get one of the better interviews with the former Smiths frontman in a while.

Dance, Morrissey, dance. Photograph: Getty Images

Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter.

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This is the place: the poem Tony Walsh read at the Manchester attack vigil

The full text of the poem read at the vigil to remember victims of the Manchester terror attack. 

If one moment captured the response of Manchester to the terror attacks, it was arguably when Tony Walsh, who writes under the name Longfella, recited his poem, "This is the place", about the city. 

Originally penned as a commission for the charity Forever Manchester, a charity that funds community activity in the city, Walsh recited a version of it in front of a crowd of thousands. 

Here is the poem in full, reproduced with Walsh's permission:

 

 

 

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