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Facebook’s social narconetwork, Electric Picnic stagetimes, Wild Style, the autograph business, headphones, Nina Simone, The Face and Mario Balotelli

Vanishing newspapers: the former offices of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Photo: Will Steacy

Tue, Aug 26, 2014, 09:44


#streetteam: how online armies have replaced fan clubs in helping bands to amplify their message. We look forward to hearing about the first legal action.

Electric Picnic main stage acts and times? We’ve got ‘em!

#bandtips: what you should know before you sign your first synch agreement. Or hire a good lawyer.

Timewarp: covers of the first 50 issues of The Face. Man, that was a magazine.

Strike: the gamblers and cons who ran things in New York City’s all night bowling alleys in the 1960s.

Now that Mario Balotelli is at Anfield for this season at least, here’s a look at the football world he’s left behind in Italy

The data department: how Alex White and Next Big Sound know what you’ll be listening to six months from now.

The social narconetwork: Facebook’s role in Mexico’s drug war. Bet you’re glad you deleted your Facebook account now

Oral history of Wild Style, the best film ever made about hip-hop

How much is your John Hancock worth? inside the billion-dollar autograph industry

Media dept: Michael Wolff on why income prospects are slim for the recent flurry of new journalism start-ups, while Clay Shirky says time’s up for printed newspapers. Which brings us to photographer Will Steacy’s Deadline project, chronicling the demise of the Philadelphia Inquirer (photo at the top of the page is of the paper’s former offices on Broad Street).

Vogue: superb photos from the drag ball scene in Kansas City from the 1950s and 1960s

The UK Garage catwalk when style meant Moschino, Versace and Iceberg

One-two-three-four: vintage photos of London’s punk scene by Karen Knorr and Olivier Richon

Step this way, sir: confessions of an ex-airport security dude. Meanwhile, behold the scanning machine which could cut down on queues and fix airport security.

Plug in: the history of the headphones from the 1890s to date

Deal or no deal: 7 things a record deal teaches you about the music industry

Dr Nina Simone at the Harlem Cultural Festival in 1969. Dig it