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British prime minister Boris Johnson has claimed that the EU was ‘pursuing a similar goal to Hitler in trying to create a powerful superstate’, and that the plucky English Brexiteers would ‘set the country free’. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

“To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric.” The German philosopher Theodor Adorno made this statement for the first time in 1949. It implies at lea(...)

Melted master tapes: tracks by Kurt Cobain and Nirvana were among the recordings destroyed by the fire at Universal Studios in 2008. Photograph: Frank Micelotta/Getty

Eleven years ago this month a fire ripped through part of Universal Studios Hollywood. At the time the company said the blaze had destroyed the theme (...)

Steve Martin writes and plays banjo with the fluency of a mountain boy. He blithely skips from Grammy-winning Broadway productions (Bright Star with E(...)

Phil Lynott performing on stage in 1976. Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images

Leighlin, Clonmacnoise, Ferns, Kells, Bangor, Lismore, Clogher. The centre of the corporation estate of Crumlin was started in the year of the Euchari(...)

The singer, song collector and songwriter Pete Seeger, who has died aged 94, spearheaded the American folk music revival of the 1960s and spent a long(...)