• Published on 19 Jan 2018 Sections UK

    He’s been making music seriously for barely two years …yet 21 year old Yxng Bane from East London has already been nominated for a prestigious MOBO award, and his music videos regularly gain tens of millions of views.

  • Published on 13 Jan 2018 Sections UK

    Now to an up and coming band who didn’t let the fact that they lived on different continents stand in the way of writing songs. Infact, Superorganism first got together via the internet despite their origins in Japan, New Zealand, Australia and…Lancashire. Now the eight members have converged to live in a terraced house in…

  • Published on 5 Jan 2018 Sections

    He has knobbly knees and turned-out toes and a poisonous wart at the end of his nose. Ringing any bells? Well, if you’ve had children in the last quarter of a century, you’ll recognise that as a quote from Julia Donaldson’s best-selling children’s book The Gruffalo, illustrated by Axel Scheffler. The German-born illustrator’s picture books…

  • Published on 3 Jan 2018 Sections

    Rapper Nadia Rose talks to Channel 4 News about being a woman in grime.

  • Published on 17 Dec 2017 Sections Health, UK

    They are women challenging the stereotype of the body beautiful, by revealing and embracing their scars. A photography project features women whose bodies have been through unbelievable challenges. Now, they say, it is time to stop hiding.

  • Published on 9 Dec 2017 Sections France

    Paris came to halt today as hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of the French capital for the funeral of rock star Jonny Hallyday. President Emmanuel Macron led tributes to the singer at a special service in the city’s Madeleine church. Ed Howker reports.

  • Published on 9 Dec 2017 Sections

    The writer and film maker Eric Schlosser heads to Oslo tomorrow, where two anti-nuclear campaign groups will be picking up the Nobel Peace Prize. He talks to Jon Snow about his new installation – The Bomb – which explores the culture of nuclear weapons.

  • Published on 4 Dec 2017 Sections

    The number of powerful men across the US entertainment industry, in the media and politics being accused of sexual misconduct is growing daily – an avalanche that began with allegations of sexual assault against Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein. Scores of women have accused him of abuse, from bullying to rape. Kylie Morris has been to Los Angeles to ask women at all levels in the industry, including a former assistant of Weinstein, about their experiences, and impact of his downfall.

  • Published on 13 Nov 2017 Sections Politics

    It was Trump that brought them together, They are angry, loud and call themselves an elite taskforce of revolutionary musicians. Their political message is so furious and laden with expletives that much of it can’t be broadcast on TV at this time. But the supergroup Prophets of Rage have an extraordinary pedigree, coming from some…

  • Published on 12 Nov 2017 Sections

    Grazia magazine was forced to apologise on Friday for photoshopping the hair of black actress Lupita Nyong’o. She said the doctored image showed there was still unconscious prejudice against black hairstyles.

  • Published on 11 Nov 2017 Sections Africa

    She’s a singer-songwriter with three Grammys to her name and an activist with an impeccable pedigree. Matt Frei speaks to Angelique Kidjo – ‘Africa’s premier diva’.

  • Published on 10 Nov 2017 Sections UK

    The Oscar-winning actor Lupita Nyong’o has hit out at a magazine for cropping her hair on a front cover photograph. She’s accused the magazine, Grazia, of  smoothing her hair to fit their notion of what beautiful hair looks like. Michelle De Leon, founder of World Afro Day, and Nicole Vassell, from Pride Magazine, discuss the issue.

  • Published on 9 Nov 2017 Sections

    Exactly 25 years ago today REM released Automatic For The People – an album that still ranks in Rolling Stone Magazine’s greatest of all time. The band from Athens, Georgia were at the height of their fame and creativity and they’ve re-mastered the album together with demo tracks and videos. Michael Stipe and Mike Mills talk…

  • Published on 7 Nov 2017 Sections Business, UK

    How my expensive obsession for ties began

    This week a show about my ties opens at the Design Museum. I gasped when I saw it. It is small, dense and spectacular – enough colour to light the night sky!

  • Published on 30 Oct 2017 Sections

    He’s one of the most influential characters in British music today. The sound that Wiley created in East London at the turn of this century – which eventually became known as Grime – has now reached global popularity. But whilst his peers achieved huge chart success, he has been known as the driving force behind…