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Kate Mossman is the New Statesman's features editor.
Behind the hearse, and beyond the downcast relatives, the Mardi Gras Indians danced
It is always the case that the further you get from songs you thought were bubblegum, the more classy they feel.
It’s thought that men are worse than women at writing sex scenes because they’re afraid of being nominated for the Bad Sex Award.
The big thing to know about The Karate Kid is there’s not much karate in it. There’s even less karate in Karate Kid II.
His daughters think Axl Rose is woke.
His success with the Happy Mondays dissolved into debt, drug addiction and a 12-year battle with lawyers. Then all his hair fell out. But Salford’s great survivor got away with it.
Bell was an openly gay pop star “bubbling up from Boy George and Jimmy Somerville”, in an era when pop stars weren’t openly gay.
Donald Glover isn’t a fantastic dancer, or an amazing singer, or a genius songwriter – but a thousand creative concepts fizz in his music.
The makers of Crime Monthly admit the magazine came about to take advantage of the boom in box-set murder TV.
Bragg is one of our most industrious public intellectuals, but his inner life is replete with mystery and devotion