Prince aimed to make his listeners want to have him or be him. He did not like them to consider themselves his equals.
Labour's “Gang of Four” are brought to life brilliantly at the Donmar Warehouse.
Very quickly, it becomes clear that loneliness doesn’t suit me.
Glen Campbell’s daughter says, “Dad, she’s come 5,000 miles to see you!” I add, “How sad is that?”
Does it matter if a celebrity is “real”? After all: all show business is myth-making.
The groundbreaking singer has died aged 90.
The Old Vic’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead manages to make Tom Stoppard's out-of-fashion absurdism work.
No more Spotify private sessions - I am free.
It feels more important to stick it to The Man when The Man is . . . Donald Trump
“Let’s get this straight: are you a mad rapist or an axe murderer?”
On the pop culture podcast this week: a critical look at Ed Sheeran’s new album,÷, the Netflix original series Love and the Terence Malik film Days of Heaven.
Twenty years ago, Labour won a landslide on a tide of optimism. Where did it all go wrong?
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