Chris Hadfield, the singing astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station, has taken on a role as cultural ambassador for Ireland.
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Tuesday 06 August 2013
If you like to spend your free time laughing at mad, misspelt and hyperbolic comments on web forums, then Adam Buxton's brand of piss-take comedy for the YouTube generation will be right up your street.
Sunday 28 July 2013
After his sensitive soul-boy debut and a major label follow-up that flirted with ELO-style cleverness, Michigan auteur Hawthorne has synthesised his influences into perfect power pop, with the help of producers including Pharrell Williams.
Monday 22 July 2013
Oxford’s inexplicably popular math-rockers Foals closed Latitude’s main stage last night with something close to thrash-rave, and a laser light-show reaching towards the full moon. Clearly exhilarated by their headline slot, they still struggled to excite.
Thursday 04 July 2013
London Mayor Boris Johnson has approved plans to demolish the art deco Earls Court Exhibition Centre.
Sunday 30 June 2013
Lisa Markwell finds a new vegetable nirvana behind an old transport hub.
Friday 21 June 2013
An evening of heavy rock on the House of Commons terrace, sponsored by drinks company Pernod Ricard in the presence of Liam Gallagher’s band Beady Eye – what could possibly go wrong?
Saturday 15 June 2013
Japan 23 Wales 8
Music review: The Who, SECC, Glasgow - Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend can still command Quadrophenia's magic
Thursday 13 June 2013
One of the most telling moments of this 40th anniversary revisit to The Who’s best-known album Quadrophenia came in one of the least likely locations, amidst the video montage which accompanied martial instrumental “The Rock” on the three circular screens hanging behind the band.
Thursday 30 May 2013
A legal fight between the rock band The Velvet Underground and the Andy Warhol Foundation is over.
Ground control to Major Tim: Tim Peake to be Britain's first official astronaut for 20 years with International Space Station mission
Tuesday 21 May 2013
Former test pilot will live and work on ISS for six months
Wednesday 15 May 2013
Clean bandit are a hip gang of young British up-and-comers. Catch them at Latitude before they become massive.
Saturday 27 April 2013
Singer/pianist Carroll is the worst kept secret in UK jazz: everyone knows she's amazing but a glass ceiling stops her becoming the world star she so obviously is.
Friday 05 April 2013
Exiles' Cafe was inspired by hearing Michael Sahl's “Tango from the Exiles' Cafe”, after which Lara Downes fantasised the location as a source of comfort for transplanted composers, represented by this series of piano miniatures.
Friday 05 April 2013
State sees Todd Rundgren deliver his customary laconic commentaries on a world gone mad from behind a wall of rock, techno and dubstep riffs.
Monday 01 April 2013
Wear, what, why, when?
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
- 1 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 2 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 3 Bob Geldof offers to take four refugee families into his home 'immediately' as he condemns humanitarian crisis as a ‘f**king disgrace'
- 4 Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition
- 5 Bryan Cranston speaks candidly about wealth