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The Steady Rise of the Two-Pint Cocaine Habit
Drinking and drugging have always gone hand-in-hand, but ease of access means Britain is getting on it more than ever.
'Rocketman' Nails the Link Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction
The Elton John biopic is sensationalist in some ways, but in others sheds light on the possible roots of problem drug use.
Pete Doherty’s Talent Shines Through, After All These Years
He gets older, he releases new music – so what's it like seeing him live, 17 years on from the Libertines' debut album?
21 Savage Is a Person, Not Your Meme
While everyone gets their jokes off, the supposedly British rapper is set to be deported and separated from his children.
Ariana Grande Is This Generation’s Pop Star, All on Her Own Terms
In spite of everything, she’s controlled her narrative and created her best work in years.
BBC Sound of 2019
A Whirlwind Tour Through Octavian's Huge Past Year
Here's your cheat sheet on the BBC Music Sound of 2019 winner and the tunes that make up his intergalactic, yet street-level, hybrid rap.
The Reality of How Generation Z Discovers New Music
In a world of algorithms, angry old music fans and no more HMV, what exactly draws the next generation to their new, favourite artists?
Jockstrap Make Classical Music Sound Trippy as Hell
And we’re premiering their very glittery video for the haunting, intimate track “Charlotte”.
How Jai Paul's Influence Has Spread Beyond Simple Rip-Offs
The elusive British producer's two singles effected music in far-reaching ways that continue to be felt even today.
we saw this
Florence Welch Casts Spells on Thousands of Us at a Time
Florence and the Machine's euphoric London O2 Arena show converted the energy of 12,000 people into one cathartic (and phone-less) release.
BFI London Film Festival 2018
Steve McQueen's 'Widows' Is a Tale of Grief Told with Loads of Guns
The film's three bereaved leading women leads pay off the $2 million debt left by their career-criminal husbands, masterfully dealing with race and class along the way.
Behind The Lens
These Unearthed 60s Photos of Dylan Are As Intimate As His Music
We spoke to Jerry Schatzberg, who has shot everyone from Fidel Castro to the ex-King of England, about working with New York's counter-culture 60s stars.