Prince aimed to make his listeners want to have him or be him. He did not like them to consider themselves his equals.
Kate Mossman talks to Jeff Beck about escaping Eric Clapton's shadow, dodging fame, and why he can’t go and see Pat Metheny.
The Tsimane’ – a population of people in a rural village in Bolivia – are overturning scientists' understanding of why humans prefer consonant sounds over dissonant ones.
This feud represents a battle between two very different styles of storytelling.
Anohni’s latest project, the album Hopelessness, is the most explicitly political work she has produced over her career.
Following the 20th anniversary of “Wannabe”, are pop stars like the Spice Girls a thing of the past?
Cuttin’ It is an honest piece of theatre that confronts the audience with the horrors of Female Genital Mutilation in the UK.
"Do doooo do dooo. Right. Good."
The many personalities of Héloïse Letissier, awkward superstar of Christine and the Queens.
Perhaps the greatest strength of this innovative and stunning tour is how seamlessly it integrates hits from throughout Beyoncé’s career into a narrative.
Who among us has not brought our relatives along on a second date?
Twenty years ago, Labour won a landslide on a tide of optimism. Where did it all go wrong?
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