File photograph of Julian and Cynthia Lennon. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

John Lennon’s first wife Cynthia died on Wednesday at her home in Spain with her son Julian by her bedside, her family said.A message on Julian’s webs(...)

James Carol: Stephen King’s The Dead Zone was ‘the signpost that led the way for everything that followed’.

James Carol is the Scottish-born author of the Jefferson Winter series of thriller novels - the third, Prey, has just been published by Faber. He l(...)

Liverpool head coach Brendan Rodgers says team still have “a great chance to achieve what we want to achieve this year. We can’t afford to dwell on the Europa League.” Photograph: Ozan Koseozan/AFP/Getty Images

One route into the Champions League closed on Liverpool in Istanbul and Brendan Rodgers believes his players face a psychological challenge to enhanc(...)

Don McLean said of his song American Pie,“I wanted to capture, probably before it was ever formulated, a rock-and-roll American dream”.

Songwriter Don McLean’s original manuscript of American Pie, one of the most iconic songs of its time, could fetch up to $1.5 million (€1.3 million) w(...)

Josh Tillman: “This whole intellectual dream that I’ve been living in, I’m ready to wake up and address this new reality”

For a man who doesn’t take himself too seriously in his music – in fact, many of his lyrics are downright hilarious – Josh Tillman is a deep thinke(...)

Aaron Paul: dreams of being born. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Michael Keaton in Batman or Michael Keaton in Birdman? Oh man. Michael Keaton in everything.   What is the most common thing for y(...)

Handout photo showing snow at Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport. Photograph via twitter

Wild and wintry weather has swept the UK, with travellers left stranded as heavy snow covered roads and forced two airports to close.Many motorists si(...)

The products will be sold in countries and jurisdictions where they are legal, including cannabis in some places

Seattle-based private equity firm Privateer Holdings has agreed a deal with the estate of the Jamaican reggae star Bob Marley to launch a global canna(...)

Bob Marley: “Possessions make you rich. I don’t have that type of richness. My richness is life, forever.”

The family of late reggae superstar Bob Marley has joined forces with a private equity company to launch Marley Natural, which will offer “heirloom Ja(...)

  Stephen Hawking giving a talk at this year’s Starmus Festival in Tenerife

It’s September 2014 and I’m wandering around a resort in Tenerife in the dark trying to find a gala dinner. I’m accompanied by a fellow straggler, an (...)