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'We started with nothing. We never borrowed money, so there was no fear'

Boy George, Dome, Brighton<br/>Lou Reed, Southbank Centre, London

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The architect of punk, Malcolm McLaren, remained a rebel to the last as mourners said farewell today to a soundtrack of Sid Vicious's My Way.

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The singer Rufus Wainwright wore a tartan suit designed by Jonathan Anderson to the after party for the London premiere of his debut opera, Prima Donna, saying that it was his own tribute to the late Malcolm McLaren.

Calmer chameleon: Boy George on doing drugs, doing time and stomping the comeback trail

A year after his release from prison, Boy George is enjoying a renaissance. Two years clean, playing to packed-out audiences, with a new single out, and a biographical BBC film on the way, he is finally ready to admit he has grown up. Just don't ask if he's sorry for anything...

A foreign affair - bringing young people and politics together

Essex student Joe Bennett, 16, wants to attend the Global Young Leaders Conference in America this summer with three other students and a teacher from his school.

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Thank you for the music (but not so sure about the interactive Abba holograms)

Pandora: Love sets her sights on Iannucci for biopic

Here's a bit of unlikely casting: Armando Iannucci, directing a biopic of Kurt Cobain.

Terence Blacker: Why satire no longer stings the powerful

It no longer hurts because the satirised are now part of the game

Boy George's Big Brother ban plea rejected

Former Culture Club singer Boy George was evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother (CBB) house today before the programme starts.

Boy George to discover Celebrity Big Brother fate

Former Culture Club singer Boy George will know tomorrow morning whether he has been evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house before the programme starts.

A Not So Silent Night, Royal Albert Hall, London

The chestnuts are roasting just outside the gates of Hyde Park and inside the Royal Albert Hall the family McGarrigle, or Wainwright, depending on which way you want to look at it, that dysfunctional lot, are gathered for a festive sing-along. Kate McGarrigle – mother, writer of haunting, plaintive folk songs – is the linchpin tonight, and that's probably how it should be. It was McGarrigle, after all, who nurtured Rufus and Martha Wainwright after the breakdown of her marriage to the folk luminary Loudon Wainwright III.

Observations: Rock around the Christmas tree

Next week, I am joining my children Rufus and Martha Wainwright on stage at the Royal Albert Hall for a Christmas concert, to raise money for cancer research. We've done two family Christmas shows at New York's Carnegie Hall but this is our first time in London.

Terence Blacker: The new breed of bossy vicars

Perhaps it is time for Professor Richard Dawkins to scale down his famous campaign on behalf of godlessness. His great enemy, religious faith, may not be defeated but, on recent evidence, the Church of England at least is developing a talent for self-sabotage.

Editor-At-Large: Another butterfly broken on a wheel

It's hard to think of Boy George as a butterfly, but try. What on earth was the judge doing when he sentenced the former Culture Club singer and songwriter to 15 months in prison for handcuffing a male escort to a wall in his London flat after a row, when both men have admitted they were taking drugs? Was this meant to send a message to other men who might pick each other up via the internet and indulge in a spot of sado-masochism? Or a warning that drugs are bad for us? It all sounds so horribly familiar to my generation. Has our justice system really nothing better to offer Boy George as a way out of his misery with substance abuse than a spell in the slammer?

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