Books review – memoir

William Waldegrave: too nice ever to have been PM

25 July 2015 9:00 am

‘Lobbying,’ writes William Waldegrave in this extraordinary memoir, ‘takes many forms.’ But he has surely reported a variant hitherto unrecorded…

Sonic Youth in happier days in 2003. Left to right: Lee Ranaldo, Jim O’Rourke, Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore and Steve Shelley

Sonic Youth turns sour: a tarnished marriage band

28 February 2015 9:00 am

For 30 years Kim Gordon was one half of a cool couple in a cool band. With her husband Thurston…