Arts and Entertainment Glory days: US singer Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen has scored his tenth UK number one album with High Hopes, beating the likes of David Bowie and Michael Jackson.

Album: Street Sweeper Social Club, Tom Morello & Boots Riley, Cooking Vinyl

Kindred left-wing activists Tom Morello and Boots Riley have expressed their political positions with furious articulacy on previous releases with Rage Against The Machine and The Coup, before hooking up to offerwhat guitarist Morello terms “revolutionary party jams” as Street Sweeper Social Club.

Brandon Flowers: "I'm obsessive about a lot of aspects of the band -I don't want to mess it all up"

Charming, mercurial and neurotic about the way he's perceived, The Killers' Brandon Flowers wants everything just so. He tells James McMahon about his obsessions

Review: Reading Festival 2008

An army of music-heads descended on Reading this past weekend, covering the town with a dense mist of colourful flags, tents, caravans, crazy hats and cheap sunglasses

Last Night: Reading Festival, Richmond Avenue, Reading

A shaky start, but Killers recover to blast the crowd

Liam Finn - heartbreak heaven

Kiwi rocker Liam Finn was so inspired by a break-up, he's yearning for another, says Nick Hasted

The new exhibition that's bound to be a hit



Visitors to Ben Turnbull's new exhibition should prepare themselves for not only a visual assault but an aural one too.

The Music, The Forum, London

G Gordon Liddy: Voice of unreason

G Gordon Liddy is the rabid shock jock who gives voice to America's extreme right. Johann Hari expected to hate him - he didn't expect to help him with his shopping

Arts: Why the sun is rising in the west

After a spectacular decade, pop now seems stuck in the doldrums. But there are signs of new life - across the Atlantic. By Fiona Sturges

Woodstock's new band of plastic people

MERCHANDISING SALESMEN were accepting the Woodstock Platinum Card; a tractor-trailer doubled as a video arcade and there was a sports park. As Woodstock '99 opened yesterday it seemed far removed from the ultimate Sixties hippy event that it was honouring.

Rogue Trader: Carnival against anarchism!

It's payback time! After the Crustie invasion of the City the week before last, Rogue Trader urges all financial folk to join the Direct Action protest against the Glastonbury Festival this weekend!

Policeman's widow dismayed by stars' campaign to free killer

THEY CAME to Philadelphia in their tens of thousands yesterday, young and old, black and white, from across the US and even Europe, to march and raise their fists in the name of a man most have never met and can never hope to: Mumia Abu-Jamal, who in the 17 years since his conviction for killing a police officer here has become an international superstar for the anti-death-penalty movement.

On Location: The unbearable niceness of Barney

ASK THE parent of a two-year-old who is the most terrifying dinosaur of all, and instead of pondering the relative menace of a tyrannosaurus and a velociraptor, they'll probably answer "Barney".

Rock: Music news

A grim reminder

POP: THE FUTURE IS ORANGE

Just south of Los Angeles, Orange County is a land of beautiful surf beaches, and it's also one of the most staunchly Republican areas in the US. Unfortunately for the rich and unradical, the beaches also attract an alternative culture of surfers, skaters and bands and over the years there have been some flashpoints: in the Reagan era, police actually designated some punk bands as gangs and followed that up with some heavy-handed tactics.
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Middle East crisis: We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink, asks Robert Fisk
Neanderthals lived alongside humans for centuries, latest study shows

Final resting place of our Neanderthal neighbours revealed

Bones dated to 40,000 years ago show species may have died out in Belgium species co-existed
Scottish independence: The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?

Blight club: Britain's ugliest buildings

Following the architect Cameron Sinclair's introduction of the Dead Prize, an award for ugly buildings, John Rentoul reflects on some of the biggest blots on the UK landscape
eBay's enduring appeal: Online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce retailer

eBay's enduring appeal

The online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce site
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey: ‘lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird’

'Lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird'

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey calls for immediate action to address the problem
Artist Olafur Eliasson's latest large-scale works are inspired by the paintings of JMW Turner

Magic circles: Artist Olafur Eliasson

Eliasson's works will go alongside a new exhibition of JMW Turner at Tate Britain. He tells Jay Merrick why the paintings of his hero are ripe for reinvention
Josephine Dickinson: 'A cochlear implant helped me to discover a new world of sound'

Josephine Dickinson: 'How I discovered a new world of sound'

After going deaf as a child, musician and poet Josephine Dickinson made do with a hearing aid for five decades. Then she had a cochlear implant - and everything changed
Greggs Google fail: Was the bakery's response to its logo mishap a stroke of marketing genius?

Greggs gives lesson in crisis management

After a mishap with their logo, high street staple Greggs went viral this week. But, as Simon Usborne discovers, their social media response was anything but half baked
Matthew McConaughey has been singing the praises of bumbags (shame he doesn't know how to wear one)

Matthew McConaughey sings the praises of bumbags

Shame he doesn't know how to wear one. Harriet Walker explains the dos and don'ts of fanny packs
7 best quadcopters and drones

Flying fun: 7 best quadcopters and drones

From state of the art devices with stabilised cameras to mini gadgets that can soar around the home, we take some flying objects for a spin
Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

The midfielder returned to the Premier League after two years last weekend. The controversial character had much to discuss after his first game back
Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

British No 1 knows his consistency as well as his fitness needs working on as he prepares for the US Open after a ‘very, very up and down’ year
Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home