5 November 2004

John Peel died in 1998

With Home Truths, he crossed the fine line between Scouse-ish wit and cloying sentimentality.

22 September 2004

How real were the Ramones?

Were the late Johnny and co really as dumb and brutish as they appeared?

7 July 2004

Elvis and Marlon

Fifty years on, why we bow down to the King more than the Wild One.

14 April 2004

Why The Face no longer fits

Who needs a 'style bible' when anything goes?

17 December 2003

Does it matter if you're black or white?

How Jacko's creeping whiteness coloured perceptions of the popstar, long before he was accused of anything else.

18 September 2003

Hard Cash and soft men

What Johnny Cash means to the Nick Hornby generation.

26 November 2002

The age of Dyra

The myths of Diana and Myra live on.

26 November 2002

The age of Dyra

The myths of Diana and Myra live on.

26 June 2002

Tony Blair: man or myth?

In place of politics, New Labour gives us symbols and narratives.

7 June 2002

Pop goes the Queen

The preferred form of national self-representation, pop music, is ephemeral. Everything it touches becomes weightless - including the monarchy.