Prince performing in March  2009 in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Kristian Dowling/Getty Images for Lotusflow3r.com

It would be hard to assemble a greater bunch of brilliant contradictions than are embodied in the singular life and person of Prince, who has died at (...)

A design by Tado studio, inspired by London

1 “It’s pronounced jif, not gif” So say Pamela Reed and Matthew Rader, although they don’t explain why. The graphics interchange format was cr(...)

‘You build up a visual language that people can use’: The  design fonts and features that accompany David Bowie's final album Blackstar

When David Bowie died on January 10th, his last album – its lyrics, design and even release date – were sifted for every possible meaning or portent.(...)

Ruth Negga in Iona

‘I’m so sorry,” says Ruth Negga. “How do I explain this? I’m always trying to figure these things out in my head. But saying them aloud is another th(...)

Observation pod/bedroom in the  shark tank at the Paris Aquarium

A bit of a mouthful This property gives a new meaning to “sleep with the fishes,” – a shark tank. Located in the 16th arrondissement just under the(...)

Johan Cruyff dribbling past Argentina goalkeeper Daniel Carnevali on his way to scoring a goal during the World Cup quarter-final on June, 26, 1974 in Gelsenkirchen in Germany. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Johan Cruyff, who has died in Barcelona aged 68, was the greatest European footballer of all time. He was also the principal architect of the modern E(...)

Caitlin Moran: “Irish people have the ability of being able to monologue on and on and on and on”

Caitlin Moran (40) is a British journalist and author of books including the bestseller How to Be a Woman, which served as a rallying call to a new g(...)

Tommy Hilfiger  with models backstage at his show  during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Park Avenue Armory. Photograph: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tommy Hilfiger

The lobby of my fancy New York hotel is filled with fashionable people staring at their phones. They are largely dressed in black and have studious e(...)

Simon Critchley argues: “If life is a gift from God, then God must allow for the possibility of suicide as the rejection of that gift”

“This book is not a suicide note,” Simon Critchley writes in the first sentence of his short, profound study of self-killing. An academic philosopher (...)

Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

*In the course of a 1983 interview widely circulated after his death, David Bowie took MTV reporter Mark Goodman to task for that station’s reluctanc(...)