There are many thirtysomething women whose introductions in 1995 to basic feminist truths were discovered via Jagged Little Pill. Alanis M(...)

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The 38 Tonnes Marching Band from France on Oliver Plunkett St, Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

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Even if you’re not an avid movie fan, knowledge of the Back to the Future trilogy runs on similar lines to knowing the rough outlines of the Indian(...)

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Despite her reluctance to play the pop star game, Tracey Thorn has nonetheless been flitting in and out of public sight for almost 35 years. It(...)

Saul Williams: “I started to earn money from reading poems. I didn’t even know you could do that.” Photograph: Geordie Wood

Struggling for recognition never came into it for US poet, writer and actor Saul Williams. On a dodgy phone line from Paris, a city he lived in fro(...)

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