Charles Leonard is the news editor of the Mail & Guardian newspaper.
As Arsenal supporters will attest, being a fan is not a choice or a label, it is part of your very being.
Getting shafted by his manager turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Canada's best-loved singer, writes Charles Leonard.
RSG is a station for tannies, but also for ooms, teenagers, weirdos, liberals and the open-minded.
Music from around our continent keeps giving the rest of the world's best a run for their money.
From a teenage obsession with music to an adult worship, Charles Leonard finds his church.
A Springsteen show is part revivalist church service, part leftist political rally. But above all, it is a sweat-drenched rock 'n roll spectacle.
Britain's most successful fashion designer last week opened a major exhibition in London's Design Museum ?– just don't call it ?a retrospective.
Even a hugely popular right-wing rock star sometimes needs an agony uncle - especially when his "army" fails to live up to his expectations.
Serendipitous encounters and their wide-ranging eclectic musical tastes make the John Wizards's ?success read like a modern-day fairytale.
"It is a slight understatement to say I am not the biggest royal-baby watcher ... as a democrat, I see no use for the farcical royalty."