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Meet the lawyer who saved John Lennon and Yoko Ono

John Lennon and Yoko Ono were faced with the very real prospect of being deported from the US in 1972 by Richard Nixon. The pair were put in touch with lawyer Leon Wildes, who quickly put together a strong case and won. Here, his son Michael shares the story

Beach Slang stream their second album and open up about JP's departure

In just 3 years, Beach Slang’s career trajectory has sky-rocketed, with countless devotees falling for the Philly troubadours’ heart-on-sleeve punk rock poetry soundtracked to buzz-saw guitars. We stream their second album, A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings, whilst frontman James Alex recounts the highs and lows of getting to this point

Everyone's distracted by Frank Ocean's Blonde, but Endless is classic

That music critics described Frank Ocean’s Endless as “challenging” and “formless” says less about the record than it does about the profession. Posting a review within a few hours of the thing dropping, when the songs haven’t even done a full lap of your veinous system, is problematic at the best of times. On 19 August we were in utter confusion. Is this the album? Is there another album coming? Is everyone hearing the same thing? Is this visual inextricably linked to the music in terms of criticism? Oh shit, there is another album? Okay, I guess we just focus on that?