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Stream-ripping is 'fastest growing' music piracy

Image copyright YouTube Image caption Converting and downloading YouTube videos is a violation of the site’s terms and conditions Stream-ripping is now the fastest-growing form of music piracy in the UK, new research has suggested. Several sites and apps allow users to turn Spotify songs, YouTube videos and other streaming content into permanent files to […]

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Tupac blamed race in Madonna breakup letter

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Madonna confirmed two years ago she had a relationship with Tupac (R) Tupac Shakur suggested to Madonna he broke up with her because of race, in an emotional letter attributed to the doomed rapper. The 1995 missive, addressed to “M”, said being with a black man could only help […]

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Is fashion bullying us to buy?

The fashion industry is exploiting women, always trying to get them to buy expensive stuff that they don’t need. And who says so? None other than Lucinda Chambers. And she should know, she was fashion editor for Vogue for 25 years. But shoe designer Emma Hope has a slightly different take on things for the […]

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Sweden to hold 'man-free' music festival

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Bravalla festival may never take place again Swedish comedian Emma Knyckare is organising a “man-free” music festival in her home country in response to rape and sexual assault claims at festivals. She suggested the idea after reports of a number of sexual offences at Sweden’s biggest music festival Bravalla, […]

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Philip Larkin's life in poetry and pornography

Image copyright PA Image caption Larkin’s ties and lawnmower are among the objects in the exhibition Unseen letters, an extensive collection of tea towels and a pair of knickers bearing the words “do not spank” are going on show in an exhibition of items belonging to poet Philip Larkin. Books, LPs and ties are among […]