John Lennon

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I worry we’re losing the art of listening in the virtue-signalling, outrage-mongering online shouting match

My friend B took me aside after a school barbecue. It was the twilight days of the Obama presidency, those final months when American could still thin(...)

Mary Considine takes the helm at a time when the group faces tough challenges

Mary Considine has become the first chief executive that Shannon Group has recruited from within its own ranks since the State founded the company in (...)

Elton John performs during his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour at Madison Square Garden in 2018 in New York City. Photograph: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

On a Thursday morning in his Toronto hotel room, Elton John is in high spirits. He is 12 months into a three-year farewell tour that has sold out aren(...)

File photograph dated March 2013 of former BBC and ITN newsreader Peter Sissons, who has died at the age of 77. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Peter George Sissons Born: July 17th, 1942 Died: October 1st, 2019 Of the many news bulletins Peter Sissons read over a 30-year career with ITN, Cha(...)

Ireland players bow to applaud fans after the  Group A victory over Scotland in  Yokohama, Japan. Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

There aren’t many people watching rugby in Hiroshima. It’s a gorgeous Wednesday afternoon in the city and most visitors, day-tripping from the more fa(...)

‘I feel like I’ve been in denial of the fact that when I write my best, it’s usually when something terrible has happened.’

It’s 3pm in Asheville, North Carolina, and Angel Olsen is sipping on apricot brandy. “It’s been a long day already,” she laments, adding that she desp(...)

Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, Fred and Scooby in the original Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, which premiered in 1969 and ran for three seasons. Photograph:  Hanna-Barbera

Imagine an alternative universe in which children’s television of the early 1990s was taken up with references to ecstasy. The Adventures of Mandy and(...)

The 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong taking his first steps on the moon was marked this year

Are you one of those people who felt the chill hand of mortality on their shoulder when they heard this summer that it was 25 years since Portishead h(...)

Lana Del Rey: “I rarely feel feelings like smugness.” Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Lana Del Rey was never supposed to make it this far. An early sacrifice to the music-blog gods and a bloodthirsty thing called social media, the sing(...)

Sam Taylor-Johnson: ‘We tried to understand the addiction and mental health issues at the core of the story. That’s the important part.’ Photograph: Henny Garfunkel/The New York Times

Ever since she emerged as one of the most versatile stars of the superstar Young British Artists grouping, people have marvelled at Sam Taylor-Johnson(...)

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