Jarvis Cocker

The Great British Songbook #8: ‘Common People’

I don’t know much about the personal circumstances into which William Shatner was born. I’m not aware if he was raised on a dirt-poor farm or carried around by servants in a penthouse suite at the top of the only invisible …

News Roundup: Emma Watson’s Post-‘Potter’ Plans, Harper Seven Rules Twitter

Emma Watson is looking forward to NOT being part of an astonishingly successful film franchise for a little while, if only because living under a microscope isn’t all that much fun when you’re that young: “It has been quite hard and pressured making the Harry Potter films,” she says. “I’m so happy to be …

Five Great British Gentleman Singers

The British Gentleman Singer is a unique beast. Part peacock, part librarian, he exists in a strange world where being the beefiest, brawniest man in the room won’t necessarily get you all the girls.

Anglo For Your Ear: Pulp’s “Underwear”

There’s “political” Jarvis Cocker, and then there’s “sexy” Jarvis Cocker. Those categories aren’t mutually exclusive, of course, as demonstrated by his former band’s best-known classic, …