In the Chinatown district of Boston, one image shows a graffiti artist who has crossed out the words 'follow your dreams,' replacing them with the word 'cancelled' in red paint

Follow your dreams? Graduation isn't all it's cracked up to be...

The class of 2013 is out of money, out of work and out of luck. Time to make the best of it, says Ian Horrocks, however we can.

Liz White (Christine Keats) and Kate O'Flynn (Racheal Keats) in 'Port'.

Port, Lyttelton Theatre, London

Playwright Simon Stephens’ Port is arguably one of his most personal, not least because it is based where he, and the play’s director, Marianne Elliott, grew up. It was also written while his father was battling cancer, and themes of loss pervade the text.

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My Life In Food: Jeff Arnett, master distiller at Jack Daniel's

'Anywhere in the world I smell hickory, it takes me straight home'

The legendary Brazilian midfielder, Socrates

Socrates: the man who made Brazil really beautiful

The outspoken star, who died yesterday, played the game with style. By Tim Rich

The 10 best music memoirs

Tales of raucous excess and tortured creativity are the hallmarks of a good rock autobiography. Best read with a bottle of Jack Daniels at your elbow...

How to beef up your barbecue

Forget charcoal – the secret of gourmet grilling is sizzling your meat over mesquite, hickory, or even wood chips infused with Jack Daniel's.

Are they selling their kudos for a song?

Don't be surprised if you hear your rock hero in the ad break – collaborating with the Man isn't what it used to be, says Chris Mugan

Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable choked to death on vomit

Former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable choked to death on his own vomit at the end of a three day bender.

Matthew Norman: Ed Miliband is the only real man in Labour race

With the exception of Diane Abbott, whose parlaying of a minor TV career into D-list celebrity has been admirably opportunistic, this has been the Castrati Election

Johann Hari: Violence breeds violence. The only thing drug gangs fear is legalisation

A chief of the Mafia Cruenza, one of the biggest drug gangs in the 1980s, was recorded expressing his gratitude for the war on drugs as 'good for business'

Country matters of the heart: Louise Dean returns to her roots

Louise Dean’s fearless, frank and darkly comic novels have brought a fresh colour and character to English fiction. Boyd Tonkin meets her on home soil in rural Kent

Clarke dreaming of ticket to Open

It's been too long since Darren Clarke has been atop of a big-time leaderboard, but there the big Ulsterman is, looking as imposing as he always did after a first-round 65. From announcing he was considering walking away last month, Clarke has marched right back in again.

Care worker 'stabbed man after girls' night out'

A care worker stabbed her friend's boyfriend to death after the pair had sex with two soldiers they met in a pub, a court heard today.

Observations: Pay homage to the venue that launched Oasis and Glasvegas

That a concert venue in a major city should make it to 20 years old is a feat, but hardly unique. For Glasgow's King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, though, the sense of history accompanying today's anniversary is well-earned. This was where, in May 1993, Creation Records boss and native Glaswegian Alan McGee first saw Oasis play, deciding to sign them before they had finished their second song. And so the 1990s, Britpop and Cool Britannia all sprang from a 300-capacity upstairs room just off the M8.

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Smash hit go under the hammer

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A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
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Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

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