New Jersey governor Chris Christie confronts a Chicago Cubs baseball fan during a game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs in Milwaukee. Photograph: WISN-TV/ABC/handout via Reuters

Before the Fourth of July holiday weekend last month, governor Chris Christie ordered all public parks in New Jersey to be shut down as he tried to fo(...)

In her prime: a youthful Whitney Houston on stage  in June 1988. Photograph: RDA/Getty Images

On February 11th, 2012, as musical royalty descended on Los Angeles for the Grammys, Whitney Houston checked in to the Beverly Hilton hotel with an en(...)

Jack Antonoff: “I wanted the album to reflect what it was: a person in a room going crazy a little bit, trying to make sense of all these thoughts and  sounds. I wanted it to be a controlled mess.”

Depending on your cultural barometer, you’d know Jack Antonoff’s name in any manner of contexts. It might be in relation to pop purveyors Fun, of whic(...)

I couldn’t keep my sticky, six-year-old fingers off it. I think I loved Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band from the moment I became aware of it. The(...)

Former US President Barack Obama  at the University of Chicago on Monday night. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

In the three months since former US president Barack Obama left the White House, his bereft supporters have been keen to catch a glimpse of the man wh(...)

Former US president Barack Obama speaks during a forum at the University of Chicago held to promote community organising, his   first formal public appearance since leaving office. Photograph: Getty

Barack Obama said that immigrants to the US are being demonised in the same way as Irish people who arrived in America after the Famine. In his firs(...)

Former US president Barack Obama during a meeting with youth leaders at the Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago on Monday. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/Reuters

Barack Obama, making his first formal public appearance since leaving the White House, said on Monday that partisanship and special interests have poi(...)

Chris de Burgh playing Berlin’s Ein Herz Fuer Kinder Gala in  December 2014. Photograph: Franziska Krug/Getty Images

Consistency is rare in rock’n’roll, so you have to applaud singer Chris de Burgh for upending the stereotype. He has, through the entirety of his care(...)

 Van Morrison with members of The Monarchs at Hollywood Yacht Club  on March 25th 2017, where he played with the band after a break of 54 years.

Few of those who turned up to last weekend’s charity gig at the Holywood Yacht Club outside Belfast expected to witness a piece of rock’n’roll history(...)

Bruce Springsteen, performing with Chuck Berry in 1995  spoke of Berry’s unparalleled abilities as a songwriter. Photograph: Reuters

Figures from all walks of life have paid tribute to rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Chuck Berry after the announcement that he had died at a home in Missouri. (...)