Poignant letter is filled with words of encouragement for her 22-year-old self
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Saturday 04 August 2012
Sunday 22 July 2012
A "revisitation" of the idea which launched Stone into the crossover jetstream: ballsy, mannered reconstructions of what the word "soul" might once have stood for.
Tuesday 17 July 2012
Prominent Motown studio musician and Funk Brothers member Bob Babbitt, whose bass playing pounded through the Temptations hit "Ball of Confusion" and Marvin Gaye's "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)," has died. He was 74.
Saturday 19 May 2012
An American woman who adopted a Russian boy and later sent him back to Moscow on a one-way flight has been ordered to pay $150,000 (£95,000) and produce an additional $1,000 (£633) a month in child support.
Friday 04 May 2012
The American owner of a tow-truck manufacturer has been chosen to rescue Rangers after they went into administration three months ago.
Monday 16 April 2012
Frank Turner is a former hardcore Punkster who fronted band Million Dead in the early noughties. But his much gentler, quintessentially English folk-influenced solo material has earned him enough fans to sell-out a 12,000-capacity Wembley Arena.
Friday 13 April 2012
I must have been reading a run of unsurprising novels because at some point in my early forties, 'Wise Blood' by Flannery O'Connor woke me up. Hazel Motes, the main character, carves a chasm through the book and I followed him through. I pursued Asa Hawkes, the blind preacher, and shunned Enoch Emery, the 18-year-old zoo-keeper obsessed with the preserved corpse in the town museum.
Friday 30 March 2012
For Matt Hayward from the Southampton rockers, festival season means tequila, Biffy Clyro – and a cup of tea with mum
Monday 26 March 2012
Rick Santorum won the Louisiana Republican presidential primary this weekend, beating front-runner Mitt Romney in the race to challenge President Barack Obama.
Sunday 18 March 2012
'It was like a dance where I knew I could lead her, but she could lead me, too'
Saturday 03 March 2012
Powerful storms stretching from the US Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes in the north wrecked two small towns and killed at least 28 people as the system tore roofs off schools and homes and damaged a maximum-security prison. It was the second deadly tornado outbreak this week.
Wednesday 25 January 2012
An American woman who sent her adopted Russian son back to Moscow alone on an aircraft with a note saying she didn't want him any more is facing a lawsuit for child support.
Friday 06 January 2012
Next month, the visionary poet, rap/hip-hop pioneer, and author Gil Scott-Heron will be honoured with a Special Merit Award at the Grammys. Here is an exclusive extract from his forthcoming memoir, The Last Holiday
Wednesday 28 December 2011
He still wears diamond earrings, a gold medallion and the chunkiest of diamond-encrusted watches, but the hip-hop artist Young Buck could be about to lose one of his most valuable possessions: his name.
Wednesday 14 December 2011
His eight-year-old son could barely read or write – and his mum was in prison. So the golfer put on his tutor's hat and started to educate his boy... and it's paying off. He talks exclusively to James Corrigan
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