Kate Mossman is the New Statesman's arts editor and pop critic.
Somewhere in the 1990s, when Disney was enjoying a major renaissance, the Backstory arrived.
Grant represents a very human set of contradictions. In his songs, horrific experiences are set alongside transcendent ones; cynicism alongside childlike wonder
Journey wrote “Don’t Stop Believin’”, the most downloaded song from the 20th century. When their lead singer quit, the band spent years trying to replace him. Finally out of hibernation, he tells his strange story.
“If tables could speak, this one would doubtless have a tale or two to tell.”
A hangover is a day when you allow yourself to be a child.
Grande has lifted the weight of the Manchester terror attack with a collection of gloriously oddball, career-changing pop songs.
The residents of the Firs and Bromford estates in north-east Birmingham wanted to steer clear of a documentary.
A secret history of sex and the voice.
Twenty years ago “four northern lads” brought their blackly comic vision of small-town life to our screens. Now the League of Gentlemen are back to expose the shadowy heart of England.
More family groups – baby boomer parents with adult children – than I have ever seen before fill Hyde Park to say goodbye to the 76-year-old.