John Robinson is a freelance writer and editor. He is an Associate Editor at Uncut, a UK music monthly, where he edits the album reviews section. He is a weekly contributor to the Guardian Guide, where he writes about music and television.
Clara Amfo introduces this live-in-the-studio show, tonight with Pink in session. She was once queen of the party anthem, but the last decade has brought marriage, motherhood and – after a five-year absence – a reflective and political new single, What About Us. Elsewhere, there’s more stuff from this year including Harry Styles, the Killers and Stormzy – whose Live Lounge session was a surprisingly worthy, even syrupy, thing. Nap time is catered for with selections from London Grammar.
A wall between Mexico and the USA has been under consideration since 1993. Donald Trump has merely garnished the issue with an extra sprinkle of offence by making it a central plank of his presidency and insisting that Mexico pay for it. This film visits the border and finds paranoia, shame and, above all, division. In this, as in so many other things, the president’s ability to take a difficult situation and make it worse is uncanny.
An artist from a gospel background who became a mainstream sensation, Whitney Houston struggled with compromise. Here, great archive footage (singing in church aged 12, say) and strong interviews (the band from her 1999 tour serve up insights about her performance and background) turn this into a superior documentary from Nick Broomfield and Rudi Dolezal. Drugs are a thing, for sure, but never underestimate the effects of family weirdness.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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