Friday, 13 January 2017

Is Meryl Streep really overrated? It's complicated

Is Meryl Streep overrated? It’s not for me to say, but we should probably cede to a higher authority on..

By John McKie


Friday, 6 January 2017

2017: another Golden Year for Bowie connoisseurs

On January 10th, there will the usual round of commemoration of the shocking death of David Bowie. Except, as came..

By John McKie


Monday, 26 December 2016

George Michael and his unique talent for Making It Big

Morrissey once famously sang “I wear black on the outside/’cause black is how I feel on the inside.” It is..

By John McKie


Friday, 23 December 2016

So This is Christmas - what festive hits say about the person who sings them

“So this is Christmas, and what have you done?” If you were so minded, you might surmise that John Lennon..

By John McKie


Friday, 16 December 2016

The news quiz to Trump all others

It’s been a seismic year. A sad year. Millions the world over were left to process their grief as they..

By John McKie


Friday, 9 December 2016

Never a Dull Moment in a romp through music's golden year

The concept of The Year In Music – the initial caps for added pomposity are deliberate –  is relatively recent...

By John McKie


Thursday, 1 December 2016

Freddie Mercury and the lost art of the rock frontman

The 25th anniversary of the passing of Freddie Mercury coincided with the year-end lists of the music press. The NME,..

By John McKie


Tuesday, 22 November 2016

The Bigly Bowski - what a movie about The Donald would look like

Donald Trump is upset. Not, strangely enough, with his hairdresser. The incoming leader of the Free World took time out..

By John McKie


Friday, 18 November 2016

This isn't goodbye, it's a farewell tour

Fin. Or as they say on the less high-end pictures, The End. Those two words are emblazoned above a depiction..

By John McKie