An A-Z of 2011's (possible) cultural highlights

2011 will be the year of...well, who knows what? We never knew that Lady Gaga and Slumdog Millionaire would conquer all before them...

Creative talent and good taste: it appears that Rumer has it

Adele is taking over the world, Amy Winehouse is taking her twelve steps back to the charts, and Duffy has floundered – but...

Britpop dead and buried long before Supergrass's demise

Supergrass have split up, with their passing being described in some quarters as “the final nail in Britpop’s coffin”. Here’s a contentious musical question...

Actors' singing careers for Paltrow to copy or avoid

Take cover! Low-flying-actress-singing-in-public-alert. Evacuation of the emergency exits might not be required as Gwyneth Paltrow approaches the mic stand. Paltrow, whose public singing is...

Six Rs which make Jon Stewart a political powerhouse

The US president’s had a can of whuppass opened on him in the mid-terms, and the Republicans can’t quite keep Mad Hatters away from...

Another crock'n'roll Christmas?

It's Christmas time. For the past couple of decades, that meant there was a need, or certainly good cause, to be afraid. From the 1970s...

For heirs to the Pop throne, some advice

Impersonating Michael Jackson is like playing rugby union. Only in the past few years has it really turned professional. In the year since MJ...

Beatles' arrival on iTunes shows value of CDs

Right up there with these student sweethearts getting spliced the year’s "most amount of column inches ration against bona fide news value story" (not...

Radiohead getting the 'Downfall' tribute treatment

Read all about it. Radiohead are to release a newspaper album. The King of Limbs won’t really be taken seriously as a newspaper album proper,...

You're nobody until a nobody has tried to make a Twit of you

One of the many interesting aspects of Twitter is that it contains the greatest amount of identity theft since Christian Slater stole Jack Nicholson’s...