This week's interview
Keith Kahn Harris recommends the best books on Heavy Metal
Metal music, developed in the sixties and seventies, is notorious for its dark and disturbing imagery and its aggressive sound. But there's nothing to be afraid of, says sociologist and fan Keith Kahn-Harris: it's all part of the mythmaking of metal.
Book of the day
The Worst Journey in the World
by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
“Among the many things that appeal to me about the book is the extreme precision of the writing – the scientific poetry of it.”