What makes snippets of popular songs go round and round in our heads?
Why has Lou Reed's music changed everything? Mike Williams explains
Sad music has become more popular according to a recent study. Why do people listen to it?
Why has the modern world become so obsessed with celebrity culture?
Singing is a way of bringing people together, expressing joy or sadness. Why do we sing?
Why do we find the beat of the drum so intoxicating?
Revisiting the enduring themes of Letter From America. How has America changed since?
Colin Grant looks at the cycles of Jamaican music in Wheel and Come Again.
How Cambodia's new bands are promising signs of a culture in recovery.
We report from the awards ceremony of the 2011 Caine Prize for African fiction