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Dobie Gray obituary

The American singer and songwriter Dobie Gray, who has died of cancer aged 71, was best known to a general audience for his 1973 hit Drift Away, which sold more than a million copies and represented a perfect synthesis of soul, country and pop elements. He was held in special affection, however, by Britain’s legion […]

US to support gay rights abroad

7 December 2011 Last updated at 10:53 GMT Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Hillary Clinton: “Being gay is not a western invention, it is a human reality” The US has publicly declared it will fight discrimination against gays and lesbians abroad by using foreign aid and diplomacy to encourage reform. Secretary […]

GOP presidential debate in Washington – as it happened

7.00pm: The GOP presidential race is finally coming into the home straight as the Republican candidates gather for tonight’s debate – with just 42 days and only three more debates to go before a real election takes place in Iowa. Tonight’s debate, hosted by CNN and the right-wing Heritage Foundation think-tank here in Washington DC, […]

Lee Serle: following in the footsteps of Trisha Brown

On Sunday night the young Australian choreographer Lee Serle premiered his new dance work, POV, in the Astor Hall of the New York Public Library. The work had been made specially for the space: the grid-like patterns of the choreography referenced the marble patterned floor, also bringing a party atmosphere to the Beaux-Arts grandeur of […]

Democrats can take a weird sort of comfort from the GOP debates | Ana Marie Cox

The popularity of the Republican primary presidential debates this cycle – they’ve been drawing viewership in the 8 million range – has been attributed to their resemblance to reality television. Of course, between Rick Perry’s alluding to campaigning while armed and the allegations against Herman Cain, this season of American political idol has more sex […]

Theresa May is fallible. We must allow her to admit that | Jenni Russell

Bill Clinton has a new mantra. Once a day, as he told an audience this week, he makes it a rule to find a reason to say “I didn’t know that” and “I was wrong”. He takes it so seriously that if the opportunity doesn’t come up naturally, he creates one. Clinton is doing this […]

Rick Perry forgets which agency he wants to scrap in Republican debate disaster

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry‘s campaign is facing meltdown after one of the most humiliating debate performances in recent US political history. His chances of securing the Republican nomination slipped after one painful minute in which he could not recall the name of a government department he is planning to kill off. Perry reeled off […]

Google+ launches Pages service

7 November 2011 Last updated at 18:00 GMT Save the Children charity is one of the first organisations to sign up to the service Google has started allowing businesses and brands to set up their own pages on its new social network. The US firm says the Google+ Pages facility will help companies and campaigns […]

Band plays for festival victims

30 October 2011 Last updated at 15:36 GMT Sugarland asked audience members to contribute to a relief fund for victims Country music duo Sugarland have played a free concert in Indianapolis, two months after seven fans died when a festival stage collapsed in the city. In August, high winds blew the stage over as the […]

Online news sites are not all about journalism

As we all know, the problem of running not-for-profit news outlets is that they have to be funded. If journalists want to eat, then their journalism – no matter how good it might be – is not enough. Two writers with the US-based Knight Foundation, Mayur Patel and Michele McLellan, argue that non-profit sites “have […]