Inside Bessie Smith – Empress Of The Blues

Known as the Empress of the Blues, Bessie Smith's honest style and bellowing voice didn’t just bring the blues to the masses – it put her among America’s musical Greats and set the stage for Ella Fitzgera...

10 Classic Jazz Artists You Need To Know

Hi guys, sorry about the incommunicado around these parts. We’re still in the bunker, working to finalise the first mini-series of The Great Everything podcast. We’re kicking things off with an intro to 1...

Corporate Life: 6 Classic Cabbies You Know

If you've worked long hours in a corporate job, I have some odd news. In total, you’ve probably spent weeks of your life in a taxi. We've spent about two each and over that time, something has become abun...

Translating Culture: The Power of Brel

In his famous collection of essays Imaginary Homelands, Salmon Rushdie ponders the potential of translation: The word 'translation' comes, etymologically, from the Latin for 'bearing across'. Having been...