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Jay-Z and Beyoncé crossing a picket line to party shows how shallow celebrity activism really is | Emma Dabiri
The couple’s Oscars afterparty saw celebrities bypass Chateau Marmont workers who have complained of abhorrent conditions, says author Emma Dabiri

Emma Dabiri

05, Apr, 2022 @10:52 AM

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French fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier dies at 78
Demarchelier photographed Princess Diana, Beyonce and Madonna during long career

Jamie Grierson

01, Apr, 2022 @8:39 AM

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‘Jay-Z needs to decide which side he’s on’: Chateau Marmont workers to picket star’s Oscars after-party
Jay-Z and Beyonce’s ultra-exclusive post-Oscars bash runs afoul of a worker boycott of the famed hotel, which laid off hundreds when the pandemic hit

Wilfred Chan

24, Mar, 2022 @6:51 PM

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Get off the sofa: music, art and more to summon motivation
From noisy young punks to a tiny word on a ceiling, our critics recommend popular culture to light a fire underneath you

Jessica Kiang, Jenessa Williams, Alexi Duggins, Skye Sherwin and Sam Jordison

19, Mar, 2022 @12:00 AM

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Pharrell Williams’s 30 greatest songs – ranked!
It’s 20 years since his band NERD released their debut album – but the rapper-producer-singer-songwriter has been responsible for an avalanche of hits. As he and co-pilot Chad Hugo get inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, we count down Williams’s 30 greatest bangers

Alexis Petridis

10, Mar, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘The world is now coming to Africa’: why Madonna and Ed Sheeran want a piece of Afrobeats
West African artists such as Davido, Fireboy DML and Amaarae are ruling pop on their own terms, reflecting a new cultural pride – and western pop stars want in

Christine Ochefu

04, Mar, 2022 @8:40 AM

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Warsan Shire talks to Bernardine Evaristo about becoming a superstar poet: ‘Beyoncé sent flowers when my children were born’
One is a breakout poet, the other is a Booker-winning champion of Black talent. They swap notes on class, impostor syndrome and the day pop’s biggest star came knocking

Ellen E Jones

26, Feb, 2022 @9:45 AM

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Short and sharp: Beyoncé launches ‘back to the office’ powerbob
Haircut favoured by many celebrities hails loosening of pandemic restrictions

Priya Elan

11, Feb, 2022 @1:02 PM

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In love with the glove: the TikTok generation falls for a classic look
A must-have accessory for today’s musicians, actors and models, the latest hot trend harks back to the golden Hollywood era

Lauren Cochrane

23, Jan, 2022 @5:15 AM

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Walking tall: platforms are shoe of choice for the party season
Classic 70s footwear replaces trainer for fashionable dancefloor divas

Lauren Cochrane

28, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘Rainbow colours and legs for days’: Australian fly species named after drag star RuPaul
CSIRO entomologist Bryan Lessard says the soldier flies look like ‘little gems buzzing around the forest floor’

Caitlin Cassidy

15, Sep, 2021 @5:34 AM

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Tiffany advert criticised by friends of Basquiat
Collaborators and friends of the artist are ‘horrified’ by campaign which features his painting

Priya Elan

07, Sep, 2021 @11:11 AM

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