Author: Jamie Stainer

Shostakovich had one final chance to save himself. (Photo: History in an Hour)

Laughing in the Face of Death

Jamie Stainer explores a genius who disguised his criticism of Stalin’s brutal regime as praise, and saved his life in the process. That genius was Shostakovich. The date was 26th January 1936. For many...

The Rolling Stones: Past their best? (Photo: Stabroek News)

Can’t Get No Satisfaction

With the Rolling Stones finishing their recent tour of South America, and talk of a new album in the near future, Jamie Stainer asks­­: is the group past it? Back in September, Keith Richards...

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