‘My kids’ friends wear Smelly Cat T-shirts’: TV insiders on creating unforgettable onscreen songs | Television

Five boys in matching NYC style jackets strike a hip-hop pose

Taylor Jenkins Reid’s 2019 novel Daisy Jones & the Six was practically made for television: charting the rise and fall of a 70s rock band that bears more than a little similarity to Fleetwood Mac, […]

Eddie Chacon: Sundown review – delightful career renaissance for former one-hit wonder | Music

The artwork for Sundown

It was hard not to notice a tone of amazement about the glowing reviews of Eddie Chacon’s debut solo album, Pleasure, Joy and Happiness. Whatever musical highlights people expected 2020 to bring, a warped soul […]

Honor Among Thieves’ 2023 Online – Rolling Stone

Honor Among Thieves’ 2023 Online – Rolling Stone

It seems Dungeons & Dragons is practically everywhere these days, with the popular tabletop role-playing game garnering a buzzy film adaptation in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, which hits theaters March 31, 2023. Helmed […]

K-pop fans swarm cupsleeve events at L.A. cafes every weekend

The cash register with cupsleeves on display during a cupsleeve event at R&B Tea.

Venture into an L.A. boba shop on any given weekend, and you may just find a space transformed by K-pop fans, throwing a party for their favorite musical artist. Life-size cardboard cutouts of beautiful Korean […]

Music to eco-conscious ears: 10 sustainable festivals in the UK and Europe | Festivals

concert crowd in a glass-roofed space

Plastic cutlery, abandoned tents, artists flown in to perform … the traditional music festival has not been a bastion of eco-friendliness. Now several UK and European events are introducing measures to reduce their impact, using […]

A tale of too many remakes: why we never need to see a Dickens novel on TV ever again | Television

Olivia Colman and Shalom Brune-Franklin in Great Expectations.

Television needs to stop rolling out Charles Dickens adaptations – and this is coming from someone whose lockdown project was writing an Oliver Twist prequel about Nancy (binned after three chapters due to insufficient oom-pah-pah). […]

Two sides to a story: why feminist retellings are filling our bookshelves | Books

Madeline Miller.

From Circe to Medusa via Persephone, Electra and the women of Troy, it seems there are few characters from Greek mythology left who haven’t been the subject of a feminist retelling in recent years. This […]

Indie supergroup Boygenius: ‘Anything that starts a fire in you is the stuff of life’ | Indie

‘We get to not feel isolated’ … Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus and Phoebe Bridgers.

Earlier this year, the three members of Boygenius – Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus – signed up for a run of group therapy sessions. The year ahead was freighted with the band’s debut […]

Miley Cyrus’ Song ‘Rainbowland’ Stirs Controversy for WI School Concert

Miley Cyrus' Song 'Rainbowland' Stirs Controversy for WI School Concert

Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton‘s duet is inappropriate for elementary school kids to sing … at least according to a Wisconsin principal who’s banning “Rainbowland” from a spring concert. Here’s the deal … first-grade students […]

Adapt and survive: why Dickens still endures on page, stage and screen | Charles Dickens

Dev Patel, Rosalind Eleazar and Hugh Laurie in The Personal History of David Copperfield.

What is it about Great Expectations? Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight’s new dramatisation of Dickens’s novel is the seventh BBC adaptation – the first appearing on screens in 1954. Cinema has loved it too. David […]

‘One of New Zealand’s great moments’: how OMC’s How Bizarre became – and remained – a hit | Music

Pauly Fuemana.

Twenty-seven years ago this April, a curious Kiwi track jumped to No 1 on the Australian music charts. How Bizarre by OMC (which stands for Ōtara Millionaires Club, made up of frontman Pauly Fuemana and […]

Cults, prophecies and helpless villagers galore: Diablo 4 is back to its moody goth best | Games

Diablo IV screenshot

With a click of the right-mouse button, my musclebound barbarian sinks his axe into the ground behind him, sweeps it forward and creates a shock wave that obliterates everything in its path. Ahead, a horde […]

U2 Songs of Surrender review – all the anthems, but smaller | U2

The artwork for U2: Songs of Surrender

U2 have always dealt in grand gestures. No other rock artists from the world of post-punk chased megastardom with the same missionary zeal: they seldom made any bones about wanting to be the biggest band […]

I’m a hot gamer who made a fortune selling my bathwater – now the internet is going crazy over my photos with F1NN5TER

Belle Delphine and F1NN5TER get close

POPULAR gamer girl Belle Delphine has sent internet rumours flying after F1NN5TER shared a photo of the pair cuddled up together. F1NN5TER, who describes himself as the “world’s number 1 femboy”, teased fans on Twitter […]

Parliament-Funkadelic singer Clarence ‘Fuzzy’ Haskins dies at 81 : NPR

Parliament-Funkadelic singer Clarence 'Fuzzy' Haskins dies at 81 : NPR

Clarence Eugene “Fuzzy” Haskins, an original member of the influential musical collective Parliament-Funkadelic, has died. He was 81. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame hide caption toggle caption Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Clarence […]