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Stuart Maconie is a radio DJ, television presenter, writer and critic working in the field of pop music and culture. His best-selling books include Cider with Roadies and Adventures on the High Teas; he currently hosts the afternoon show on BBC 6Music with Mark Radcliffe.
Five years after his death, friends and admirers remember David Bowie not as an otherworldly genius but a magpie who pulled fringe ideas into the mainstream.
Taking in everywhere from Fenland to the Lake District, Gloucestershire to Northumbria, The Great Flood shows that hardly any corner of this land has been unaffected by flood.
From Roxy Music to Florence and the Machine, a new book chronicles the long, fertile and symbiotic relationship between pop music and the art schools
“I called my wife and said, ‘Get me some black gloves.’”
The former home secretary and the film critic are children of different generations, but their music memoirs both impress.
Why should we feel guilty about knowing the words to Dancing Queen?
For the magazine’s 40th birthday issue, I wrote its history. I never thought I’d be writing one of its obituaries.
In these days of identity politics, the ideology remains refreshingly bracing in its view of the world.
The city will survive even this bitter attack on the young and their freedom to have fun.
The metropolitan left needs to start acting as if it is even partly as much concerned about Rochdale as it is about Aleppo.