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?
Marvin Gaye’s spell in Ostend is one of the most surreal episodes in musical history, but it is also one of the most sombre, says Sophia L. Deboick
From Deep Purple, to Led Zeppelin, Bowie and Queen, the Swiss town of Montreux has seen them all. Sophia L Deboick explores how this idyllic lakeside spot secured its unlikely place in the annals of rock history
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
From all-American star to the Eastern bloc’s greatest celebrity, Dean Reed’s was a truly extraordinary career. Here, Sophia Deboick recounts his life and death, a tragic tale of celebrity and history
It was, for many, a year with not much to celebrate, but Britons still managed to get through 152 million bottles of champagne and sparkling wine in 2016. Whether Brexit means we end drinking far fewer remains to be seen, but seems a very distinct possibility. In truth, though, Britain has always fluctuated in its fizz affiliation, […]