Leonard Cohen

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How Leonard Cohen mined sacred texts for lyrics to his songs
New book reveals extent of the musician’s fascination with scriptures of Judaism and Christianity

Donna Ferguson

17, Oct, 2021 @8:15 AM

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Leonard Cohen goes to the doctor: Ian Cook’s best photograph
‘He said he had to see a throat specialist then added: “Do you want to come along?” Later, we drove to a party with me sitting on his lap in a limo’

Ian Cook

29, Sep, 2021 @1:13 PM

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Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song review – the inimitable mysteries of music
Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine’s respectful doc tells the story of the artist through the life of his 1984 song, by turns a modern prayer, symbolist poem and divine gift

Xan Brooks

03, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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‘I don’t want to remember these things’: dark pop poet John Murry on surviving rape, heroin and family strife
The singer-songwriter talks about his adoptive relative William Faulkner, his violent childhood and heroin – and saves a surprise until the end

Simon Hattenstone

16, Jun, 2021 @11:23 AM

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From Beyoncé to David Bowie: 10 of the best Glastonbury sets ever
Ahead of a livestreamed version of the festival, here are some of the biggest and best performances from years gone by

Dorian Lynskey

21, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Suzanne Vega's teenage obsessions: 'Taxi Driver captured something awful but made it beautiful'
In the first of a weekly series where film and music stars discuss their youthful fixations, the US singer recalls silly walks and Saturday Night Fever dance classes

Interview by Dave Simpson

03, Sep, 2020 @3:30 PM

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Take this waltz: Christopher Bruce on a life in dance and his Leonard Cohen dream
The Rooster choreographer recalls the genius and cruelty of Marie Rambert and the demands on young dance talent today

Lyndsey Winship

29, Jul, 2020 @11:58 AM

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George Alagiah: 'Steinbeck taught me the power of words'
The television presenter and author on Graham Greene, Germaine Greer and reading poetry during chemotherapy

George Alagiah

10, Jul, 2020 @9:00 AM

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A Theatre for Dreamers by Polly Samson review – free love with Leonard Cohen
‘Where would these male writers be without their ministering angels?’ A novel based around the arty 60s colony on a Greek island captures both the dream and the disappointment

Elizabeth Lowry

16, May, 2020 @6:30 AM

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After the restlessness finally there's stillness: my last stage of coronavirus isolation | Brigid Delaney
I’ve been to monasteries and religious retreats seeking calmness. The pandemic is giving me the same experience at home

Brigid Delaney

30, Apr, 2020 @5:30 PM

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Bohemian tragedy: Leonard Cohen and the curse of Hydra
Cohen was inspired by married writers George Johnston and Charmian Clift when he visited the Greek island of Hydra in 1960. But their golden age came at a price

Polly Samson

30, Mar, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Julie Felix obituary
Folk singer whose TV appearances on The Frost Report in the 1960s made her a household name

Derek Schofield

24, Mar, 2020 @1:58 PM

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