ISSUE 1361

Kate Tempest and Rick Rubin: Songs from the streets to Shangri-La

Kate Tempest and Rick Rubin could hardly inhabit more contrasting worlds – she’s the poet-rapper voice of unloved urban London, he’s the zenful Malibu superproducer to the stars. Yet here they stand having worked on a gamechanging album together.

Malcolm Jack went to their Garden of Eden to find out what went on…

Also in this week’s issue:

  • Meet the space engineers tackling gender equality with satellites
  • Jazz legend George Benson reveals all in a frank Letter To My Younger Self with Jane Graham
  • Irish musician and The Divine Comedy genius Neil Hannon says Brexit is the stupidest idea anyone has ever had
  • Britain is in political turmoil and disillusionment is rife. But first-time activists across the country are learning how petitions plant the seed for a social movement…find out about the new age of protest