Novelist Daphne du Maurier and her two children at the window of their home in 1947. Photograph: Popperfoto

The farmer from Roscommon wanted me to meet his mother. When I did she said my hands were too small and I wouldn’t be much good for “carrying b(...)

Nils Landgren: Eternal Beauty
  • Music
  • February 14, 2014, 00:00

Trombonist and vocalist Nils Landgren’s music is so damned accessible, it would be easy to dismiss it as “jazz lite” – and many do. But all of the (...)

The Sylvers perform on Soul Train in 1976. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

It’s time for Soul Train to leave the station again. The classic US black music show introduced TV audiences to a host of r’n’b, soul and hip-hop acts(...)

Patty Griffin: ‘I don’t have a naturally strong voice. I have to work like an athlete to keep it’

‘I wrote a lot of it before he died. I was kind of bracing myself for that because you know it was going to be big. I was connected to him pretty s(...)

Oprah Winfrey said she was the victim of racism during a recent shopping trip in Switzerland. Photograph: Reuters

US talk show host Oprah Winfrey has said she was the victim of racism during a recent shopping trip in Switzerland. The media mogul, who is one of the(...)

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