The Bloomsbury handbook of religion and popular music, edited by Christopher Partridge and Marcus Moberg, London, Bloomsbury Academic, 2017, 440 pp., £130.00 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-47-423733-8 Advertisements
Johnny Hallyday’s skill was his ability to be all things to all people, says Sophia Deboick. It was this that allowed him to become the embodiment of a nation
Medieval hermits were the agony aunts of their day
The death and resurrection of Elvis Presley, by Ted Harrison, London, Reaktion Books, 2016, 272 pp., £16.00 (hardback), ISBN: 978-1-78-023637-7
The Manchester mayor is donating 15% of his salary to tackling homelessness in the city. But can alms-giving ever be a viable alternative to state safety nets?
Boy bands have traditionally been an Anglophone affair. But there’s one massive European group which has got in on the act – and its cultish fans are as extreme as any others in their devotion. Sophia L Deboick on the remarkable rise and – relative – fall of Tokio Hotel
Immigration has transformed the Catholic Church in the UK and, says Sophia L Deboick, Brexit will change it once again