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Notorious BIG’s $6 crown sells for almost $600,000 at auction

Sotheby’s hip-hop auction also raises $126,000 for a 12-inch copy of Rammellzee track Beat Bop, with artwork by Jean-Michel BasquiatA plastic crown costing $6 worn by the Notorious BIG has sold for $594,750 (£461,000) at Sotheby’s first ever auction of...

AG Cook: the nutty producer behind the decade’s most divisive music

Having polarised pop with the abrasive PC Music, he’s now going solo. ‘I trust my own dislike of things’, he saysDescribing AG Cook’s haircut is a challenge. Part mullet, part moptop, it also features elements of ****, perm and bowl. The more I try to ...

Indelicacy by Amina Cain review – a woman’s search for creativity

A cleaner in a gallery pursues her passion for art in a deceptively slim novel about the act of looking and being looked at“I wanted to write about paintings, but I wasn’t seen as someone who could say something interesting about art” – thus we are int...

From Top Girls to The Skriker: the best of Caryl Churchill – in pictures

As we continue to open up photographer Tristram Kenton’s archive, revisit the work of one of Britain’s great playwrights, Caryl Churchill, with shots of productions with Suranne Jones, Maxine Peake, Daniel Craig and more Continue reading...

My streaming gem: why you should watch Pit Stop

Continuing our series of writers recommending hidden films to stream is a call to watch a stylish 1969 B-movie about figure eight racing“There’s a suicide born every minute,” quips cynical sports promoter Grant Willard (Brian Donlevy), as he watches fi...

Stephen Hawking by Leonard Mlodinow review – a memoir of friendship

Hawking’s collaborator retells his story with humour and fondness, and helps us know the famous scientist as he really wasWe all feel we know the story of Stephen Hawking: his undergraduate years at Oxford; the shocking diagnosis of motor neurone disea...