On Wednesday a New York judge threw out Kesha’s human-rights claims against her former producer Dr Luke. Photograph: Mary Altaffer/AP/File

US pop singer Kesha’s claims that producer Dr Luke violated human rights and hate crime laws by drugging, sexually abusing and emotionally tormenting (...)

Niamh Campbell: ‘For six months I lived within walking distance of the centre of a beautiful city I could not afford to use.’

Before I moved to London, I had no idea what flat-hunting here was like. I imagined sexy high-rise pads, or shabby-genteel flats. I moved here at 23 t(...)

Ahead of Sunday’s Oscars Emma Donoghue accepts the best first screenplay award for the film ’Room’. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, one of two Irish films competing for best picture at the Oscars tonight, took two prizes at the Film Independent Spirit Award(...)

Singer Taylor Swift performs during the 58th Annual Grammy Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, the US. File photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Pop star Kesha’s former music producer on Monday hit back at a “trial by Twitter” social media campaign, which has been backed by some of the biggest (...)

Lady Gaga performs a medley of songs as a tribute to the late David Bowie with Bowie collaborator guitarist Nile Rogers Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Intel teamed up with Lady Gaga for the singer’s David Bowie tribute at this year’s Grammy Awards, the first of a multi-year deal intended to bring ne(...)

 Taylor Swift accepting the award for the Album of the Year onstage during the 58th Annual Grammy music awards in Los Angeles. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Pop star Taylor Swift has become the first woman to win album of the year twice at the Grammy Awards - and appeared to use the stage to respond to ra(...)

Neil Young, who sent Donald Trump a cease and desist letter after the Trump campaign used Rockin’ in the Free World at its rallies. Photograph:  David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Afrika Bambaataa and NWA playing at the next US president’s inauguration ball is a real possibility. If Florida senator Marco Rubio succeeds in securi(...)

Beyonce and Chris Martin of Coldplay perform during half-time at the NFL’s Super Bowl 50 football game between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos in Santa Clara, California. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Coldplay, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars performed a set of their chart-topping hits during an energetic and colourful performance at the Super Bowl. The (...)

Ninety per cent of tech professionals believe tools for blocking or reporting troubling content would reduce online harassment

Intel, together with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation and online media companies re/code and Vox Media, have joined together to launch Hack Harass(...)

David Bowie albums in the window of Sister Ray Records in Soho, after the rock star died following an 18-month battle with cancer. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

For an artist as wide-ranging as David Bowie, it’s not so much a question of who he has influenced, it’s rather who he hasn’t. Direct lines include th(...)