Spoiler alert: the sexualised torture of a rich white woman is still sexualised violence against women.
This film laments the way Winehouse's life was intruded upon while relying on the same methods to create drama.
Segregated Mardi Gras in Alabama tells us a lot about life in the South.
In the first episode of the NS's new pop culture podcast, we discuss Grey by E L James, the new Amy Winehouse documentary, and why One Direction is actually the saddest music you will ever hear.
Pop's woman of the moment forms a friendship with fans through her honest lyrics and disarming stage presence.
J K Rowling announced on Twitter this morning that she will co-write a new Harry Potter stage play.
It was not just a huge body of songs that emerged but a whole musical style that was markedly non-European.
“Alcoholism is a self-inflicted leisure injury. . . I refuse to portray myself as this helpless victim. I sound like some anxiety-ridden heroine in an Oscar Wilde play but I couldn’t deal with life.”
Best known for co-writing “My Heart Will Go On”, Horner wrote innovative and popular scores for a whole host of Hollywood films.
The artist sent an open letter to Apple Music, arguing that artists should be paid during the service's trial period.
McGowan's performance demonstrates the combination of eccentricity and intimidation that allowed Savile first to lure his victims and then to disguise his abuse of them.
Accounts of The Jam, the Grateful Dead, Alice Cooper and Belle and Sebastian come from the back.
In his memoir Instrumental, it feels at times as though Rhodes is daring you to dismiss him, to find his story trivial or inferior.
Die Entführung aus dem Serail, or The Abduction from the Seraglio, hits the spot when staged at Glyndebourne.
It sounds spoilt to complain about room service, or fret about your dressing-room rider. But still, I can see why it happens.
Bob Stanley unpicks the recording industry’s tangled history of takeovers, piracy and changing technology.
As the perception of a tacit complicity by the Muslim community in terrorist activity has gained traction, art has become a major outlet for protest and dissent.
Nile Rodgers is responsible for $2bn worth of hits – with Chic, Madonna, David Bowie – but he can’t switch off the noise in his head.
How symbolism and happiness are captured in joint American-Cuban cultural endeavours.
The Talking Heads member on curating the Southbank Centre's Meltdown festival, the unfairness of book awards, and why the best line-ups surprise.
If I look to the generations above me, the still successful men form a long list – Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, Springsteen, the Stones et al.
What with Russia’s homophobia and Britain’s EU tensions, it’s not really about the music anymore.
The production makes it very clear what we are supposed to think, which sadly detracts from the variety and ambiguity the composer worked into his score.
From Kean to Dench, the best performers radiate an electricity that transcends the stage.
A new name and haircut doth not an alter ego make.
For thrills, I would take that exit poll over Judi Dench and Jude Law any day.
The 2014 Eurovision winner already counts Cher and Lagerfeld among her fans. Now, her message of tolerance is going global.
Rock's gothic - or comic - bogeyman gives a masterclass in transformation at the Royal Albert Hall.
With screen actors taking the lead, Everyman and American Buffalo sparkle with cinematic swagger.
The Albarn-Coxon concoction sounds surprisingly robust.