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Dorian Lynskey

Dorian Lynskey

    Sticking to a winning template
    Sticking to a winning template
    On the stage of HAU 1, a theatre in the Berlin hipster district of Kreuzberg, the Pet Shop Boys are performing a dress rehearsal. To the left, Neil...
    Defying death: Disco has a life of its own
    Defying death: Disco has a life of its own
    Towards the end of Whit Stillman’s 1998 movie, The Last Days of Disco, Matt Keeslar’s manic depressive character, Josh Neff,...
    It's a laugh a  minute with Leonard – seriously
    It's a laugh a minute with Leonard – seriously
    On Leonard Cohen's gruelling 1972 world tour, captured in Tony Palmer's documentary Bird on a Wire, an interviewer asked the singer to...
    Posthumous music perils
    Posthumous music perils
    The mystery of how much music Amy Winehouse managed to record in the five years between Back to Black and her untimely death looks to have...
    Tricky and contradictory
    Tricky and contradictory
    "One of the things people say when they meet me is, 'God, you're not overbearing or dark. You seem like a nice guy,'" says Tricky, mimicking...
    Killer tunes
    Killer tunes
    The first sound you hear is a bright, solitary trumpet. Then comes a rumbling tuba, rattling drums and the familiar refrain of John Philip Sousa's...
    Jewish reggae
    Jewish reggae
    If Matisyahu weren't such a success, he would be a punchline: What do you call a Hasidic Jew who sings reggae? For the 26-year-old Brooklyn...
    Straight outta Chinatown
    Straight outta Chinatown
    in Auyeung knew it was coming. We had been at the Manhattan restaurant for a few minutes, talking about things that had nothing to do with race --...
    The old skool reunion
    The old skool reunion
    In February 1992, dance producer Q-Bass released his sole hit, the optimistically titled Hardcore Will Never Die. Like fellow one-hit wonder...