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Everlasting Moments: At the pictures

Everlasting Moments is the latest in a line of films to focus on the fine art of the photograph. Kaleem Aftab celebrates cinema's sharpest shooters

Susie Rushton: A Swedish lesson in Abba-negation

Urban Notebook: It seems we cannot get enough of the sunny optimism of "Dancing Queen" and, erm, "Does Your Mother Know?".

Brit pop conquers the world again

We've always been proud of our British pop that towers above that produced by our European neighbours, but for the past decade – when it comes to worldwide sales – we've come up against better-faring American artists.

Album: Mariah Carey, E=MC2 (Def Jam)

With her trademark trills and mirror-shattering birdsong, you could almost believe nothing's changed in Mariah's world. But the days when she was a top-ranking superstar are in the past.

Mariah Carey tops Elvis Presley's No 1 mark

With her 18th chart-topper "Touch My Body", Mariah Carey has overtaken Elvis Presley on the list of artists who have had the most No 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, and is now second only to the Beatles.

Jean Carne and Friends, Jazz Caf, London

It's not often that a late replacement turns out to be an unexpected bonus. But so it proves when Alyson Williams stands in for Glenn Jones. Introduced by headliner Jean Carne as "the first female singer on Def Jam Records", Williams launches into the heady R&B of "Sleep Talk", one of three Top 40 hits she scored in the UK in 1989.

How we met: Danny Brocklehurst and Max Beesley

'I have a difficult relationship with actors. It doesn't always do to be friends with them'

U2 sweeps board at Grammy awards

Rock: And all she does is sing the tune

Macy Gray

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Top 10 albums

Books: Get rid of the ghouls

Charles Shaar Murray opts for reality over fantasy

40,000 women fight in bloody war of attrition

FRONTLINE: TSORONA, ERITREA-ETHIOPIA BORDER

Music: Coming in, loud and clear

Wilco's new album Summerteeth is set to push them into the big time. Why are they so damned cynical, then? Perhaps it's because they've been here before.
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The future of songwriting

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William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

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Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
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Liverpool close in on Milner signing

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