The Hey Arnold movie was announced just two days ago and, the internet being the internet, most of the attention settled on what the original Arnold voice actor looks like now. Because surprisingly Lane Toran, the original voice actor, hasn’t got an ovoid head like Stewie Griffin – at 33 he's actually become the dictionary definition of a hipster, complete with beard, tattoos, plaid shirts, and what the Daily Mail are labelling ‘rugged good looks’. Within a day of discovering him, the internet had added in the region of 50k Instagram followers to his selfie-fuelled account.
Where have all the good guys gone? We need a hero. Preferably one in a leather biker's cap, brandishing a truncated microphone stand like a skinny phallus, with an overgrown caterpillar under his nose.
"I make my own decisions - good and bad - and that's what feminism's all about," Charli XCX concludes at the end of The F Word And Me, her BBC3 documentary exploring what it's like to be a woman in music in 2015. In it, she hears stories from her own band, Marina Diamandis and MS MR frontwoman and Neon Gold co-founder Lizzy Plapinger of the industry not taking them seriously or having to fight to do what they want in their careers.
The terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13 left 130 dead and hundreds more injured. Many of those killed were attending Eagles Of Death Metal’s gig at the Bataclan venue in Paris’ 11th arrondissement, where gunmen opened fire on the audience mid-show. U2’s Bono labelled the attack “the first direct hit on music”, and the outpouring of shock, support and sympathy from the music world continues two weeks after the event. This is how bands, performers and rappers reacted to the tragedy.
If you’re reading this post, there’s a pretty strong chance that you are one of the 485 million (and counting) or so people who have already viewed Adele’s record-obliterating video for ‘Hello’ on YouTube. It’s therefore highly likely that you’ll be a little more than familiar with its soon-to-be-iconic imagery: the sepia colour scheme, the gusty filming conditions, Adele’s attachment to the flip phone – a winning combination, if ever there was one.