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Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry: Still ahead of the pack at 77, Arts

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry: Still ahead of the pack at 77

He doesn’t need much of an introduction but Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry is a pioneer of the reggae world and one of the most influential artist/producers to ever have stepped into a recording studio. Building an experimental studio in his back yard, in Jamaica, “Scratch” was the producer on early recordings for such seminal musicians as Bob Marley & the Wailers, Junior Byles, The Heptones, and Max Romeo. His estoeric, often bewildering approach to music resulted in some of the most dynamic, experimental and downright special music to have ever come out of Jamaica.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 14 November 2013 at 11:32 am

Interview: Lunar C releases new EP, a song with James Arthur and peaks the iTunes chart, Arts

Interview: Lunar C releases new EP, a song with James Arthur and peaks the iTunes chart

Making a name for himself firstly on the UK rap battle league ‘Don’t Flop’, now Lunar C is showing how much potential he has with the release of his EP, Good Times and Dead Brain Cells. He has had some major achievements, peaking at #2 on the iTunes chart and already releasing a song with the incredible James Arthur.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 12 November 2013 at 6:47 pm

Interview with Bobii Lewis, the singer who turned down Simon Cowell, Arts

Interview with Bobii Lewis, the singer who turned down Simon Cowell

All of the big three, in fact: X-Factor, The Voice and Britain’s Got Talent contacted Bobii in hope of luring him to the small screen

By | Arts, Music | Saturday, 23 March 2013 at 6:00 am

Scrufizzer interview: The inner circle of grime, Music

Scrufizzer interview: The inner circle of grime

“The problem comes when that inner circle run the game until someone comes out and literally blows them out of the water and they can’t block him – there’s a lot of blocking going on.”

By | Music | Wednesday, 19 December 2012 at 4:17 pm

Stiglitz: the full transcript, Chunomics

Stiglitz: the full transcript

There’s some interesting stuff in there. Joseph Stiglitz says that the Vickers reforms to ringfence retail banking pobably don’t go far enough. He proposes a theory on why Germany practices left-wing economics at home but right-wing economics abroad (there’s a soldiarity gulf). He also explains why China can combine high growth with high inequality.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Monday, 2 July 2012 at 11:54 am

Talk Show Host: An Appeal, Notebook

Talk Show Host: An Appeal

Following the drenched hysteria of an extended bank holiday weekend, the looming two-dayer will most likely see quiet nights in front of the television and an opportunity to notice that the contemporary British talk show has reached its garish, prosaic, nadir.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Friday, 8 June 2012 at 4:00 am

Justin Timberlake’s love of guns, Film

Justin Timberlake’s love of guns

Justin Timberlake reveals his love of guns and how his grandfather gave him his first one, when he was 10.

By | Film | Monday, 17 October 2011 at 1:31 pm

Troll Hunter: Exclusive Interview With Andre Ovredal, Film

Troll Hunter: Exclusive Interview With Andre Ovredal

A group of students investigate a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.

By | Film | Friday, 9 September 2011 at 12:22 pm

Harry Potter: Exclusive interview with David Yates, Film

Harry Potter: Exclusive interview with David Yates

The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 director speaks about the end of the epic wizard franchise.

By | Film | Friday, 8 July 2011 at 5:07 pm

Water for Elephants: Interview with Reese Witherspoon, Film

Water for Elephants: Interview with Reese Witherspoon

Based on the acclaimed bestseller, Water For Elephants is an unexpected romance in a uniquely compelling setting starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson.

By | Film | Wednesday, 4 May 2011 at 4:32 pm

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