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Benjamin Markovits: 'The empty streets of Detroit feel rural'

telegraph.co.uk — The son of two law professors - an American Jewish father and a German Christian mother - Markovits was born in California, grew up "slightly oddball" in Texas, and spent time at schools in England and Germany. He is also a former professional basketball player - one of the few, perhaps, who would name John Betjeman as a favourite poet.

England women's football: World Cup glory and maternity disputes

telegraph.co.uk — Jill Scott, Lianne Sanderson and Alex Scott lead a training run. PHOTO: Polly Braden 'No quarter asked, no quarter given,' Sampson instructed, echoing the mantra 'train as you play', as the tackles came flying in thick and fast.

Bobby Womack, The Preacher, boxed set review: 'superb'

telegraph.co.uk — After enjoying early success as a member of the Valentinos, working as guitarist for his mentor Sam Cooke - and then being cast into the wilderness for marrying Cooke's widow Barbara three months after Cooke's death - Bobby Womack built his reputation as a session musician and a songwriter, not least for Wilson Pickett.

The Complete Stax Soul Singles review: 'a poignant catalogue of broken dreams'

telegraph.co.uk — Founded by Jim Stewart, a Memphis bank-manager and country music fan, Stax had originally founded to record country music, only moving into rhythm and blues when Stewart noticed the enormous pool of black talent on his own doorstep.

The Rothschild treasures given centre stage at the British Museum

telegraph.co.uk — Baron Ferdinand Rothschild with his poodle Poupon in about 1890 (JOHN THOMSON/WADDESDON /THE ROTHSCHILD COLLECTION/THE NATIONAL TRUST) Funded by the Rothschild Foundation, under the direction of Lord (Jacob) Rothschild - the 4th Baron Rothschild, head of the British branch of the dynasty - and his daughter Hannah, the new gallery will provide an unparalleled opportunity to view one of the most extraordinary private collections of artworks ever assembled in Britain.

BB King: last of the great bluesmen

telegraph.co.uk — The bus is one of those luxury items, with custom-built everything; it's the back that is King's home - a cocoon of buttery leather, deep-pile carpet, high-tech equipment. He punches a button and the window slides open behind him. 'Let's have a little air.'

The election that caught fire: How the quiet campaign finally exploded

telegraph.co.uk — In short, it was a series of diligently - one might almost say brilliantly - stage-managed photo opportunities at which real people, with all the fissile unpredictability that implies, were kept at a safe distance.

The rise and rise of professional video-gaming

telegraph.co.uk — On a stiflingly hot March day in Los Angeles he was to be found in a darkened, cavernous auditorium at a venue called LA Live, where 32 teams from Europe and America had assembled for three days to compete in the Call of Duty World Championship for $1 million in prize money.

Inside London Auction House Christie's

esquire.co.uk — One day in January, a few weeks before the Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale at Christie's in London, a handful of the auction house's resident specialists gathered in a storage area at the back of the company's headquarters in St James's for a ritual known as "hilling".

Percy Sledge: nobody’s voice broke as many hearts as his did

telegraph.co.uk — Percy Sledge was a struggling 25 year-old soul singer, making ends meet by working as a hospital orderly, when, on the recommendation of a patient, in February 1966 he walked into a small studio in the town of Sheffield, Alabama, owned by a local disc jockey named Quinn Ivy to make his first record.
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Jun 27, 2015

The wonderful Burt Bacharach conquers Glastonbury. My interview from a couple of years back telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/…

Jun 25, 2015

'As soon as you get a black president you license a suppressed racism in the culture.' telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/…

Jun 25, 2015

@stanyanfan49 cheers Roy. Yes, bizarre place. But Hitsville museum is well worth a visit if you're ever there

Jun 25, 2015

Benjamin Markovits: 'The empty streets of Detroit feel rural' | via @Telegraph telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/…

Jun 25, 2015

My interview with Benjamin Markovits, talking about his excellent new novel about #Detroit telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/…

Jun 24, 2015

RT @hugorifkind: Fascinating how much of the #Glastonbury hashtag is anti-Dalai Lama. That's crap Chinese state-sponsored trolling in action, folks.

Jun 23, 2015

RT @TelegraphBooks: William Shakespeare's jokes are just not funny, Sir Richard Eyre admits tgr.ph/1BKzkcL pic.twitter.com/EFnt8LrIVU



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