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Ezra Furman on music and gender: ‘They’ll never pin me down like a bug’

Meet 2015's most compelling rock star

Donovan on Denmark Street in London, better known as Tin Pan Alley

Donovan interview: The singer is releasing a greatest hits album to mark his 50th year in folk

Donovan tells Nick Duerden about receiving death threats, why the world is 'mentally ill', and how he can write a song about anything, from ecology to crumpets
Frontman Olly Alexander, bassist Mikey Goldsworthy and
synth player Emre Turkmen of Years and Years

Years & Years: From feeling like the weird kid at school and studying architecture to the Ben Whishaw effect

Years & Years spent ages plugging away as unknowns before a dancing Bond star sent them viral, and to No 1. They tell Nick Duerden about leaving their former careers behind and how they deal with obsessive fans

Frank Turner interview: 'I had death threats, people sending my records back, I was spat on: I wish I could say I didn’t give a f***'

The Eton anarchist turned arena-filler and ‘extreme liberal’ talks about wanting to be Bruce Springsteen rather than Billy Bragg and the price of being political

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Africa on the menu: Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the continent

Three friends from London have drawn on their families' cooking to produce a cookbook that brings together the various flavours of sub-Saharan cuisines. They tell Nick Duerden why they're confident we'll all be converted

Everything Everything interview: How revulsion at the murder of aid worker Alan Henning and the rise of Isis inspired their latest album

'I read a review the other day that said we were unashamedly pretentious - sorry, but is it really pretentious to write about global issues?'

Jordanne Whiley and her father, Keith, who won a bronze medal in the 1984 Paralympics

Jordanne Whiley on wheelchair tennis, playing Novak Djokovic, and inspiring young players

Jordanne Whiley is one of our most successful tennis players. But she's not a household name – yet. She tells Nick Duerden why the wheelchair sport is finally going mainstream

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Lawson looked like being a boy band to rival One Direction. Then lead singer Andy Brown, who had already had a brain tumour, suffered liver failure

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Novak is best known for his role as the temp Ryan in the American remake of 'The Office'

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