Kurt Cobain

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Frances Bean Cobain remembered her father Kurt Cobain, who would have   turned 50 on Monday, with a touching note. Photographs: Getty Images

Frances Bean Cobain has shared a handwritten note in memory of her father Kurt Cobain to celebrate on what would have been his 50th birthday. The l(...)

Not long after Kurt Cobain made it okay for disenfranchised youth to howl in discontent as a collective Generation X, college drop-out – and now film-(...)

The house Hitler was born in was siezed by the  Austrian parliament

Following years of concern and speculation, the Austrian parliament has just passed a low allowing it to seize the house where Adolf Hitler was born. (...)

Teen hero: Conor Oberst embodied the youthful self-centredness I already possessed in bucketloads.

My teenage bedroom is a source of both pride and shame. When I go back to that small, square room I am left face-to-face with the evidence of some emb(...)

David Bowie in his 1972 Aladdin Sane phase, one of the many personas he adopted and then discarded in his long career. Photograph: Isolar  -----------------------------------------------------

Glam is perhaps the most derided and disparaged form of rock music. Even calling it rock feels strange; it’s pure pop – sexy, sugar-coated and aimed (...)

Model Melina Gesto in a Ramones T-shirt in Paris, France. Photograph:Melodie Jeng/Getty Images

It’s 40 years since one of the great pieces of rock iconography first emerged – the Presidential Seal Ramones T-shirt. Designed by the band’s creati(...)

The feminist movement has opened an awful lot of avenues for discussion. Men have to go ‘right lads, we have to have a bit of a chat here as well.’ I think some men feel ‘We’ve nothing to discuss. Everything’s great.’ It’s not. Masculinity is all over the place. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

How to be a Man is a series exploring masculinity and the challenges facing men in Ireland today What did masculinity and manliness look like when (...)

If you still, now in your mid 30s, want to see yourself as a young product of the digital age, complete with all the latest gadgets and cultural references, then it seems you might just about get away with it.

It’s confusing to be caught between two different identities, two different generations – but that’s exactly where I find myself, betwixt and between,(...)

Steve Martin and Michael Caine are rival con artists scamming wealthy marks on the French Riviera in 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'. Their one-upmanship makes for one of cinema’s great comic rivalries

A few years ago, we published a guide to the best films available on Netflix. It proved to be one of our most popular stories ever. Since then many n(...)

Shura grew up in Manchester as a self-confessed guitar-toting “weird” teenager who was fluent in Russian

‘It taught me that I was capable of surviving. I went there on my own, and you realise how afraid you might be of doing something. Actually going the(...)

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