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Rina Sawayama: 'I go on social media, see how anxious I get, then write about it'

Rina Sawayama: Rina review – R&B-fuelled peek into the pop future<p>Read more<p>On Ordinary Superstar, a track from her self-titled mini-album, Rina Sawayama imagines what it is like to be a famous vlogger, “so far removed from who you really are”. It is just one example of the way that the rising pop …

Social Media

Cities of light: famous sights at night – in pictures

Luca Campigotto’s night-time photographs show some of the world’s most iconic landmarks glowing but virtually empty, adding a layer of intrigue to familiar cityscapes. Taken from his Nocturne exhibition, in New York until 24 February. <i>Photographs courtesy of Laurence Miller Gallery, New York</i>

Cities

ASHLEY HENRY: A Q&A WITH ONE OF THE RISING STARS OF THE UK JAZZ SCENE

BlogApr 24 2017Comments Off on ASHLEY HENRY: A Q&A WITH ONE OF THE RISING STARS OF THE UK JAZZ SCENE<p>Ashley Henry is one of a new generation of …

3MA unit les cordes de toute l’Afrique

Le trio atypique qui mêle l’oud, la kora et la valiha présente son nouvel album en tournée.<p>Un hall d’hôtel ? Pas vraiment le genre d’endroit qui fait …

Afrique

Madagascar: les ravages du cyclone Ava

Quatre jours après son arrivée à Madagascar, le cyclone Ava est redescendu au stade de tempête tropicale modérée. Mais il continue sa progression, il …

Winners of the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest

National Geographic has announced the winners of its annual photo competition, with the Grand Prize Winner Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan receiving a prize of $7,500 for his image of an orangutan in Borneo. National Geographic was once again kind enough to let us display the winning images and honorable …

Snow, rain, wind: Britain's wintry weather - in pictures

Heavy snow, rain, thunderstorms and wind have caused disruption across much of Britain as a band of severe weather rolled across the country<p>Britain braced for heavy snow after one of coldest nights of 2017

Weather

St Vincent on Masseduction: ‘These songs have a whole other life now’

<b>Hi, Annie. Congratulations, we voted Masseduction the Guardian’s album of the year!</b><br>Thank you. That’s so awesome. I found out a couple of days ago, via an email that had a lot of exclamation marks in it. I’m psyched!<p>The best albums of 2017, No 1: St Vincent – Masseduction<p>Read more<p><b>You’re in esteemed</b> …

TED Talks

The best albums of 2017, No 3: SZA – Ctrl

‘Let me tell you a secret,” sings 27-year-old Solána Imani Rowe on the opening track of her debut album Ctrl, and she delivers on that promise over the next 14 tracks. Her very next line is: “I been secretly banging your homeboy” – and there’s plenty more where that came from.<p>Honesty is often seen …

Music

Nos 100 meilleurs albums de l'année 2017

Comme chaque année, Les Inrocks dévoilent les albums qui ont le plus tourné dans les playlists de la rédaction entre janvier et décembre. Notre …

The best albums of 2017, No 9: Kelela – Take Me Apart

The term alternative R&B has always been a weird one. Most straightforwardly it is used to describe R&B artists who adopt unconventional vocal stylings, or incorporate other genres into their music. Perhaps without meaning to it has also acquired another sense; of a style that is cool and icy, of a …

Women of Color

Sarah Lancman, un talent du jazz à découvrir avec A Contretemps

La chanteuse de jazz Sarah Lancman donne déjà une suite à l’album Inspiring Love qui l’a révélée en 2016. Elle retrouve la même équipe et en …

Jul, Ed Sheeran... Qui sont les artistes les plus écoutés en ligne en France?

Les plateformes de streaming musical dévoilent progressivement leur classement des chanteurs les plus écoutés de l'année 2017. Le rap français y …

Wildfire rages in southern California – in pictures

A rapidly growing wildfire in the foothills north of Los Angeles has threatened thousands of homes and caused power outages. Residents of 7,700 homes in Ventura County, about 70 miles north-west of Los Angeles, were told to leave as the 25,000-acre wildfire, known as the Thomas fire, burned dry …

Southern California

Mount Agung volcano erupting in Bali – in pictures

Indonesian authorities have raised the alert to the highest level and ordered people within 10km of Mount Agung to leave the area. The volcano, rising about 3,000 metres above Bali’s Karangasem district, had its last major eruption in 1963, killing about 1,100 people

Mount Agung

Herbie Hancock: ‘I like to discover new rules so I can break them’

The great jazz pianist on his years in Miles Davis’s legendary quintet, his debt to Buddhism and why he still has the urge to innovate<p>Herbie Hancock, now 77, started to play the piano 70 years ago in Chicago. Considered a prodigy, aged 11 he performed Mozart concertos with the city’s symphony …

Flute

London jazz festival: this year's must-see gigs

<b>Singer Zara McFarlane’s picks</b><p><b>Basquiat and Jazz, featuring Black Top with Orphy Robinson</b><br>I am looking forward to hearing Orphy’s musical response to Basquiat’s work. I was really moved by the Barbican exhibition – Basquiat was so influenced by free jazz and improvisation. This gig is a fitting …

Soul Music

Robert Plant: le maître, la flamme ****

Contrairement à la quasi-totalité de ses contemporains, Robert Plant a eu d'autres vies artistiques après avoir connu la gloire dans les arénas et …

"Medicine woman" la soul magnétique de Robert Finley

Un an après son premier album, le bluesman sudiste de 63 ans revient en décembre avec le puissant "Goin' Platinum!" produit par Dan Auerbach.

Macron veut systématiser les expulsions des délinquants sans-papiers

<b>PARIS | Les immigrés clandestins qui commettent un délit en France seront systématiquement expulsés, a annoncé dimanche soir le président Emmanuel</b> …

I am the woman in the 'racist Dove ad'. I am not a victim

When Dove offered me the chance to be the face of a new body wash campaign, I jumped. I had no idea I would become the unwitting poster child for racist advertising<p>From a very young age, I’ve been told, “You’re so pretty … for a dark-skinned girl.” I am a Nigerian woman, born in London and raised …

Feminism

In full swing: Tate's Turbine Hall turned into adult playground

Tate Modern’s vast Turbine Hall has been turned into a playground with visitors encouraged to make new friends and, literally, get on a swing.<p>Less active and less friendly visitors can lie on a carpet and be hypnotised by a large mirrored ball swinging from the ceiling. “We’ve made sure the carpet …

McDonald's

Queueing all day for a three-minute call: reuniting families torn apart by Boko Haram

Hawa Adamu Bello yells excitedly into the basic mobile phone that has just been handed to her. She is through to her sister-in-law. The women haven’t seen each other since Boko Haram militants attacked their town on the Nigerian shores of Lake Chad more than two years ago.<p>“<i>Alhamdulillah</i>.</i> …

Africa

Bali volcano eruption could be hours away after unprecedented seismic activity

Tens of thousands evacuated from area around Mount Agung as hundreds of volcanic earthquakes recorded in single day<p>• Tell us if you’re affected by the evacuation<p>Mount Agung in Bali is experiencing unprecedented levels of seismic activity and could erupt in a “matter of hours” if tremors continue, …

Geology

Susheela Raman: ‘I always think, what would Björk do?

For Susheela Raman, music is “all about escaping definition”. If the British-born and based musician seems emphatic on this point, shared over coffee in a park in north London,it’s because she has never really fitted in anywhere. Born to Tamil parents, Raman has spent a career shrugging off labels: …

Tamil Nadu

Allemagne : Merkel en quête d'alliés, la droite nationaliste divisée

Victorieuse mais affaiblie par un score électoral décevant, Angela Merkel s’attelle lundi à la tâche difficile de former une nouvelle majorité en …

Islam, des colloques pour faire avancer le débat

<i>« L’heure est grave. Depuis les attentats, chaque sensibilité se replie sur elle-même. Il y a une vraie urgence à offrir un espace intellectuel de</i> …

Religion

Une nuit avec les Foo Fighters

Non contents d’ouvrir un pub éphémère en plein cœur de Londres, les Foo Fighters ont organisé une release party d’anthologie à Stockholm. Nous y …

Around the houses: a century of dazzling homes – in pictures

From art deco gems to hillside hobbit holes, a lavish new book presents a house for each year over the 20th century. Here are the highlights for each decade

Architecture

The Technology Our West Africa Bureau Chief Relies On

<i>How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Dionne Searcey, The Times’s West Africa bureau chief based in Dakar, Senegal, discussed the tech she’s using.</i><p><b>What does the technology landscape looks like in West Africa? How is internet connectivity? Do</b> …

West Africa