Arts and Entertainment Azealia Banks, first mermaid of hip-hop, is to headline Lovebox 2013 with Plan B and Goldfrapp

Plan B, Azealia Banks and Goldfrapp are to headline this summer’s Love Box festival in East London.

Music - Pop: Underground movement against the men in suits

The act is pure showbiz, but it's surprisingly moving. Phil Johnson spent an evening listening to and talking with saxophonist Courtney Pine

WEEK IN REVIEW

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Review: Reprazent featuring Roni Size Lakota, Bristol

There's a wonderfully daft publicity photo of Reprazent where the members of the drum'n'bass collective are shown linked together by wires that appear to plug directly into the gravity-defying dreadlocks of Roni Size, while Roni himself stands, palms outstretched, looking to the heavens as if receiving signals from a higher power. The image of an electronic Christ-figure might be pushing it a bit, but Size is the hippest jungle producer of the moment, with an underground reputation of Bakerloo-line proportions. A series of singles for the Bristol-based Full Cycle and Dope Dragon labels, appearances on compilation albums and sundry re-mixes for others have ensured that he has become the face of drum'n'bass. His debut album for a major label is out at last and a live show to promote this most machine-bound of musics has been sent out on the road to do or die.

Conran wins sole rights to Zinc

The right to own a bar called Zinc was won by Sir Terence Conran, the restaurateur, yesterday. Sir Terence beat off rival Vince Power, who owns the Mean Fiddler chain of concert venues.

Watchdog should tread carefully

Pensions Act: A series by Stephanie Hawthorne

Conran in Power struggle over Zinc trademark

A four-letter word has come between two men deemed synonymous with a good evening out in London.

Dance Singles Chart

1 Ni-Ten-Ichi-Ryu PHOTEK

The marketing of Mod

Mod is back for 1997. Yes, I know, you thought Mod was last year. Or maybe the year before. But you are soooo wrong, my friend. If Damon from Blur putting on a Fred Perry is Mod, then blue rinses prove punk's purple-hair look is back.

Everything But the Girl Hammersmith Palais, London

It was all fields around here when Everything But the Girl started out. That was when an acoustic guitar, bad hair and a cardigan was all you needed to persuade forlorn undergraduates that their grant cheques would be better spent on your winsome tales of love gone astray than a Darkness at Noon study guide. It worked for a while, hence the emergence of an entire generation who can quote every sleeve note from the Eden album, but not a solitary word of Arthur Koestler. But the times, they a-changed. People started dancing. Yes, dancing. And not even in an ironic sense. Acoustic guitars were tossed on the bonfire (all right, so it was a metaphorical bonfire, but you get the gist). Which left Everything But the Girl looking anything but fashionable. So they changed.

Pop Albums: Andy Gill on albums: David Bowie Earthling RCA 7432144944 2)

`What comes through most strongly is the way Bowie retains an obsessional interest in the sheer variety and extremity of sound'

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Secret agent

Although he has been responsible for some of the most innovative drum 'n' bass music to date, A Guy Called Gerald is as anonymous as the technology he uses. And he likes it that way. Interview by Ben Thompson

Budget Special: Cuts looming for legal aid

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EYE ON THE NEW

EYE ON THE NEW

Pop Albums: Public Image Ltd Metal Box Virgin MTLCD 1

A welcome and timely reissue of PiL's grim masterpiece from 1979 - timely in the light of John Lydon's recent activities and the pre-eminence in current pop language of stripped drum and bass rhythm; welcome because it's still a terrific record.
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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
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People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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Smash hit go under the hammer

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Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

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America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

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A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

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A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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