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Amy Winehouse charity gives school talks about addiction and empathy

Amy Winehouse

Dominic Ruffy tells pupils about his first day at school: “I remember standing in the playground and a group of kids were talking about their summer holidays. I was thinking, ‘Oh my God, I’m so boring.’ I’d just spent three weeks in California and I went over to talk to these kids, trying to make friends, and out of my mouth came, ‘When I was in America I saw Ghostbusters’.”



Adam Ant

Adam Ant review – still a king of the wild frontier

There have been few more curious bands than Adam and the Ants. In the early 1980s, they married the jittery angst and experimentation of post-punk with the flamboyance of the glam-influenced new romantics – and became the biggest pop band in Britain.

Bruce Springsteen At Barack Obama Rally In Cleveland

A Bruce Springsteen show makes you feel like the best version of yourself

A man I know, a friend of a friend, has fallen in love with ayahuasca, the hallucinogen used in tribal ceremonies in South America. Every so often he heads off to the rainforest, where he joins a retreat and purges his soul. He returns to London, and explains that he feels as though his self, his emotions, have been taken apart and reconfigured – as if he has become someone new.