Aloe Blacc: The Man of the moment

In 10 years, Aloe Blacc has risen from underground hip‑hop MC to chart‑topping soul sensation. He talks about his route to stardom and why this new‑found fame sits easily with his pragmatic and progressive politics

Debbie Harry: soundtrack of my life

The Blondie singer on the outrageous example of Screamin' Jay Hawkins, the folk happenings of the hippy era and unwinding with a bit of Bizet. Interview by Jude Rogers