On the pop culture podcast this week, we discuss the new Lorde album Melodrama, the BBC singing competition Pitch Battle and Naomi Alderman’s dystopian novel The Power.
The Albarn-Coxon concoction sounds surprisingly robust.
Would I want my children to go into music? I do have to wonder, just as my parents wondered.
From the Grateful Dead to Arnold Schoenberg, via Tossers Wood.
Naked at the Albert Hall is a history of singing that hums with freshness and passion.
The feelings David Bowie aroused will vanish along with the fashion built around him, argued Martin Amis in 1973.
All my antiquarian rage boils at the thought that nobody thought to record Hardy.
The more we acknowledge that it hurts when someone is cruel about your appearance, the closer we might get to being kinder.
It's great being a Lib Dem - you don't have to believe in anything. For a brief moment in 1996, I thought I'd found my people.
Three titans of British culture are stepping down this year. Mark Lawson looks at their legacy – and the space they’ll leave behind.
Middle aged men are complete emotional wrecks verging on hysteria a lot of the time.
The Zombie PM
The doomed premiership of Theresa May