Books

He was the biggest star on the planet and it took its toll. Justin Bieber dramatically pulled out of his 2015 Purpose Tour promoting the latest album. The singer had been under extraordinary pressure and...

A brief tour of some of the best literature from the Middle East and North Africa in 2019. It has been a big year for Arabic fiction in English translation. Two Arabic books were longlisted for the 2019...

Few of the myriad wine books that fill the shelves give an illustrated, step-by-step guide to opening a bottle of wine with a standard waiter’s corkscrew, showing what to do if the cork breaks. “It...

Hermit crabs face a uniquely competitive real estate market. They need bigger and bigger shells throughout their lives, but can’t grow these homes themselves. So they rely on castoff snail shells, and...

Leonard Cohen’s career had reached a low point when he wrote “Hallelujah.” It was 1984, and he had been out of the spotlight for quite a long time. His 1977 LP, Death of a Ladies’...

The song is already a major showstopper. Last weekend’s performance on Remembrance Sunday layered in even more levels of heartache and emotion, as it paid tribute to all those who fought, and were...

The movie Bohemian Rhapsody stopped well before Freddie’s terrible illness ravaged his body and took his life. Elton John was one of the many friends and family who were there in the final days and...

Around 200 people were attracted to the entrance of the base, officially known as Homey Airport or Groom Lake yesterday, after a Facebook event calling for people to “storm” the secret facility...

The smash hit movie Bohemian Rhapsody reminded the world of the genius of Freddie Mercury. It also revealed the deep love he had for his ex-girlfriend Mary Austin, who received the vast bulk of his huge...

On July 13, 1985, at 6.41pm in London, history was made. Freddie Mercury walked out on stage at Wembley Stadium, followed by fellow icons Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon. There were almost 80,000...

Best books on walking: Author Patricia Nicol suggests novels focused on the adventures had while taking a stroll Patricia Nicol shared a selection of fascinating books with a walking theme  The Unlikely...

Andy McNab, the former SAS Patrol leader who led the ill-fated Bravo Two Zero mission in 1991, revealed to Daily Star Online why the British Army regiment set an example for other military’s around...

The argument is still raging, with some Queen fans struggling to accept Lambert in Freddie Mercury’s place. The singer even confronted the audience at one concert and agreed he could never be Freddie,...

Full disclosure, being forced to pay an extortionate £10 to stow my small rucksack at the far end of the car park and then being repeatedly shouted at by an unnecessarily aggressive security because...

REVIEW BY HANNAH BRITT: Love them or loathe them, I’ll bet you a hundred quid you know the words to a Westlife song. The soundtrack to every breakup of the Noughties, for almost a decade they were...

JK Rowling has decided to release four new Harry Potter ebooks at the end of June on Pottermore telling stories about different Hogwarts subjects. Potter fans have cause to celebrate today as author JK...