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• Follow the latest updates: Muhammad Ali dies at 74<p>In Muhammad Ali’s great life, ‘King of the World’ turned from a boast to a fact. No other sports star could have self-applied that title without sounding ludicrous. With Ali – prize-fighter, political activist, humanitarian – it came to describe a …

Boxing

The 10 fights that epitomised Muhammad Ali

Boxing

The contents of my mom’s laptop were like a breadcrumb trail: her interests, her hopes and her plans for the future, even those that would never come true<p>Not long after my mother died in 2014, less than eight months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, my dad and I performed a ritual …

General Hospital

The leader of one of pop’s most influential groups died on Wednesday. Here are five moments to remember him by<p>In 1971, Maurice White was struggling. He’d moved from Chicago to Los Angeles, broken up his first band (the Salty Peppers) and launched a new one with his brother, Verdine, named after the …

Janet Jackson

Soul Side’s blogger <b>Oliver Wang</b> takes a dive into the funk icon’s back catalogue to unearth some hidden gems from soul-jazz sizzlers to salty peppers

Hydroelectric Power

Glenn Frey, Eagles Guitarist, Dead at 67

Glenn Frey, Eagles guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, passed away Monday. He was 67. "It is with the heaviest of hearts that we …

Glenn Frey: 20 Essential Songs

"In the beginning, we were the underdogs," Glenn Frey once said of the Eagles' formative days on the L.A. rock scene of the early Seventies. "Being …

Glenn Frey

30 great opening lines in literature

10 Easy Ways To Free Up A Lot Of Space On Your iPhone

Your iPhone is full of junk you don't need. And a recent class action lawsuit against Apple has brought to light that even if you buy a 16 GB iPhone, you can't actually use all 16 GB of storage.<p>So let's try to make the most of what you have. We have identified 10 simple ways you can manage and …

Singer Joe Cocker dies aged 70 - video

Musician Joe Cocker has died from lung cancer, aged 70. Sheffield-born Cocker shot to fame with a cover of the Beatles' hit 'With a Little Help from my Friends', which went to number one in 1968. Tributes for the star were led by Paul McCartney, who described him as 'a lovely northern lad who I …

Joe Cocker, Iconic Rock Singer, Dead at 70

Singer-songwriter Joe Cocker, known for his distinct, bluesy voice and his heartfelt renditions of Beatles classics, died in his Colorado home on …

Music

Richie McCaw: The quest for perfection - what makes the New Zealand captain the world's greatest player

Inspirational All Blacks' World Cup-winner is the game's imperishable totem whose remorseless sense of duty has defied the limitations of age to reinvent himself<p>Richie McCaw was very nearly a Rhodes Scholar. When Phil Gifford, a columnist for <i>the Sunday Star-Times</i> in Auckland, attended a dinner at …

Wales

Heart's Ann Wilson Shares Stories Behind Charity Memorabilia

Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson are cleaning out their closets for a good cause.<p>On November 7th and 8th, more than 175 items spanning the duo’s 40-year …

Foo Fighters

Flipboard 3.0 features Zite-powered topics, The Daily Edition and more

The third generation of the popular personalized magazine app Flipboard has begun unfolding on iOS.<p>Launched in 2010, Flipboard was updated to version …

Flipboard launches a fresh new design and gives you 30,000 topics to follow

Flipboard just launched v3 of its popular news aggregation app for iOS and Android devices, with a new UI and a host of smart new features to make it ‘more personal and more magazine-like’ than ever.<p>The redesigned app now includes over 34,000 broad and specifc topics (like jazz, product design, and …

Rod Liddle: The top 10 most fatuous phrases in the English language

I’m battling my demons, and at my most vulnerable, but I’ve still managed to bring you a column<p>An apology. A few weeks back, in my blog, I promised a regular series called ‘Fatuous Phrase of the Week’. Like so many publicly uttered promises, this one has failed to materialise.<p>There has been no …

A Fatalist at War: the first world war diaries of Rudolf Binding

In contrast with the large number of British war diaries, many of which are exhibited in the Imperial War Museum or National Archives, relatively few German ones survive. Even fewer have been translated.<p>In A Fatalist at War, reprinted twice in 1929 when it was first translated into English, Rudolf …

Terry Smith: If they use these words, don’t buy their shares

After four decades in the City, Terry Smith has accumulated a list of words the professionals use to befuddle.<p>Having been involved in financial analysis for nearly four decades, I have increasingly formed the view that there are some words and phrases used by company managements, analysts and …

Finance

Can you tell financial jargon from Orwellian Newspeak?

Is 'malquoted' from a stock market update or the pages of 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'? Or how about 'Pitchbook'? Take our quiz to find out<p><b>Mobile and tablet users can tap here to take the quiz</b><p>We like to think that the dystopian world in <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i>, imagined by George Orwell in his Forties novel, …

Finance

When Jimi Hendrix came to London, he changed the sound of music for ever

Mick Eve, sax player for Georgie Fame’s Blue Flames, was mooching around the musical instrument shops in London’s Denmark Street as one did in 1966. His friend Chas Chandler, whom Mick had known as bassist for the Animals but who had recently returned from a talent-fishing trip to America, ran out …

As a book of interviews and box set of songs from Joni Mitchell’s career are released, long-time fan Sean O’Hagan argues that her run of five classic albums, from Blue in 1971 to Hejira in 1976, surpass the work of her more celebrated male contemporaries<p>“But even on the scuffle, the cleaner’s press …

10 of the best: Classical music comedies and parodies

So let’s begin with the oldest on this list, but still one of the best: Flanders and Swann’s An Ill Wind from the mid-1950s, a magnificently logorrheic patter-song on the finale of Mozart’s 4th Horn Concerto, Köchel-rating 495 in E flat major, “which he wrote at the age of about 18 months – …

Elvis Presley: 20 essential songs

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Fat Freddy's Drop In The Crossfire

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