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Rivington Street in Shoreditch, East London is home to some classic pieces of street art.

We asked readers of our blog to send in their five favourite tracks/albums of the year.

It’s been a long time coming, 14 years to be precise. D’Angelo released his last studio album, “Voodoo” in 2000. Then like a bolt from the blue and with very little fanfare “Black Messiah” by D’Angelo and the Vanguard was released last Monday (15 December).

The hack on Sony and the cancellation of comedy film The Interview have wider implications – for political film and censorship as well as international relations.

Partisan Diary: A Woman’s Life in the Italian Resistance, by Ada Gobetti is a story of heroism, political courage and humanity. It is also a tale of fear, anguish and human emotion.

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life”.