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Anti-vaxxers, the Momo challenge … why lies spread faster than facts

With Trump making six false claims a day and bogus Brexit claims spreading, we live in a disorienting post-truth era. It all began with the David Irving trial, writes Jonathan Freedland The queasiness keeps coming back, a very specific malady that I thought Id put behind me nearly 20 years ago. But each time I […]

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The 20 greatest breakup songs ever ranked!

On the 40th anniversary of Gloria Gaynors I Will Survive topping the charts and as the UK blunders towards its own acrimonious divorce heres the definitive list of tear-stained stonkers 20. Gang StarrEx Girl to Next Girl (1992) OutKast. Photograph: Jim Cooper/AP 9. OutKastMs Jackson (2000) There are plenty of songs in which one party […]

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‘The US hasn’t been this divided since the 60s’: Slipknot’s Corey Taylor on how to save America

For his new book, America 51, the Slipknot frontman has been examining the sicknesses at the heart of US culture and from Donald Trump to modern dating, heres his exclusive guide to navigating them Dont fear Donald Trump He is so ineffectual. Everyone was worried about the crazy things hed do, but theres nothing that […]

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Chris Rocks Total Blackout review blistering start to a new world tour

More than joke machine, Oscar host, even talking zebra, this standup legend is one of his generations most incendiary speakers Chris Rock may need no introduction but apparently he still fancies a warm-up. The evening before his performance in front of 8,000 people at the Perth Arena, where tickets ranged from $95 to $145 (not […]

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Steve Earle: ‘My wife left me for a younger, skinnier, less talented singer’

After seven marriages and a near fatal heroin habit, the great singer-songwriter is now single, sober and interested only in caring for his autistic son. He talks about death threats, blowing $1,000 a day on drugs and being an incorrigible romantic Steve Earle has never been so busy. The 62-year-old is a singer-songwriter, actor, playwright, […]

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