Frank Sinatra

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Santa Claus is coming to frown! Why the best Christmas songs are sad and slow
Who says festive numbers have to be merry? Marvin Gaye’s prisoner-of-war lament is a touching treat – while Prince’s track about a guy getting over a yuletide death with banana daiquiris is the jewel of the genre

Emma John

06, Dec, 2022 @3:51 PM

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The Manchurian Candidate at 60: does the paranoid thriller still resonate?
John Frankenheimer’s creepy thriller was seen as prescient, but today’s political landscape might seem too outlandish in comparison

Jesse Hassenger

24, Oct, 2022 @5:31 AM

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Mo Ostin, US record exec who signed Jimi Hendrix and the Kinks, dies aged 95
Headhunted by Frank Sinatra, the head of Warner/Reprise oversaw classic releases by the likes of Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac and Prince

Laura Snapes

02, Aug, 2022 @9:12 AM

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Volcano films – ranked!
Missing the heatwave? With the release of Sara Dosa’s hotly tipped new documentary Fire of Love, we round up the most epic, exploding-mountain movies ever made

Anne Billson

21, Jul, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah: praise be | Editorial
Editorial: Great anthems are not always the best songs but they play the important role of channelling communal emotions


01, Jul, 2022 @5:03 PM

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It’s your party and they’ll cry if you want them to: the lost art of picking funeral songs
Don’t let your big sendoff be a write-off: confronting our inevitable fate allows us to sign off with a defining DJ set – and avoid any unwanted Lewis Capaldi

Elle Hunt

25, Apr, 2022 @12:10 PM

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The Manchurian Candidate: one of cinema’s greatest paranoid thrillers still resonates
Frank Sinatra stars in red scare thriller as a mind-controlled soldier suffering from intense, hallucinogenic nightmares

Luke Buckmaster

10, Feb, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Jackie Mason obituary
One of the great American comedians known for his strong Brooklyn accent, quick-fire gags – and feuds

Jonathan Margolis

25, Jul, 2021 @1:19 PM

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The perils of hunching over your laptop | Brief letters
Brief letters: Dishwashers | Back pain | Whales | Hummingbirds | Toories


17, Mar, 2021 @5:56 PM

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Nancy Sinatra: 'I'll never forgive Trump voters. I hope the anger doesn't kill me'
She may be 80 and cut off by Covid, but she’s still ready to walk all over Donald Trump. As her greatest songs are reissued, she reflects on the sexual politics of the 60s, her friendship with Elvis and her hopes for peace in the US

Eve Barlow

29, Jan, 2021 @5:53 AM

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'It's the screams of the damned!' The eerie AI world of deepfake music
Artificial intelligence is being used to create new songs seemingly performed by Frank Sinatra and other dead stars. ‘Deepfakes’ are cute tricks – but they could change pop for ever

Derek Robertson

09, Nov, 2020 @12:32 PM

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Doug Sanders obituary
Popular American golfer best known for his putting ‘choke’ during the final day of the Open Championship at St Andrews in 1970

Peter Mason

14, Apr, 2020 @3:35 PM

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