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(Lil) Mark, My Words: Is it time I got a face tat?

I clearly missed the TED talk – How To Get Ahead In Life By Owning Your Worst Ideas – but how heartened I was to...

Liam Neeson responds to racism allegations following revenge murder story

Liam Neeson has spoken after sharing a story about feeling the urge to commit a racially-motivated murder when one of his friends was raped...

Vein are the Boston hardcore bunch tearing apart genre norms

At the height of last summer, a rust-coloured warehouse on the outskirts of Leeds was privy to something of a shake-up. Normally reserved for...

Bastille offer taste of new album ‘Doom Days’ with party in the post-Brexit apocalypse bunker

Bastille’s frenetic ‘Wild World’ tour featured politically loaded imagery, such as a drag queen Theresa May – while songs such as ‘The Currents’ reflected...

Despite promises to “honour social justice”, Maroon 5’s Super Bowl Halftime performance is surprise-free, trite, and soulless

There are many reasons why you wouldn’t turn down the Super Bowl halftime show. It’s billed as “the biggest show of the year”. It’s...

Against The Current, labelmates of Paramore, on how life’s troubles led to ace new album ‘Past Lives’

Words: Ali Shutler Against The Current’s 2016 debut album, ‘In Our Bones’, was a little bit of everything. A record that didn’t have time for ideas...

Pyramids, pantyhose and cool cops: the story behind The Beatles’ final gig on the Apple rooftop

It’s difficult to think of a modern-day equivalent. Led Zeppelin playing in a pod on the London Eye, perhaps, or The Smiths reforming on...

Loving XXXTentacion – how Generation Z are rejecting woke Millennials’ ‘cancel’ culture

“You can now mute R Kelly and other artists on Spotify.” A headline typical of the post-#MeToo era, in which figures such as the...

‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ film review – a hugely likeable movie about wholly unloveable criminals

You probably wouldn’t want to spend much actual time with the central pair in Can You Ever Forgive Me? But if you happened to...

Essex’s big festival – V/RiZE – has finally died of TOWIE-fication, but this Essex boy will miss its muddled charm

Essex has given many gifts to the world. The county's capital, Chelmsford, claims to be the “birthplace of radio” due to the establishment of...
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