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Cartoons have always been for adults but here’s how they got tangled up with kids

From its earliest days, animation depicted adult themes and behaviours

How Minneapolis made Prince

Minneapolis’ story began with a struggle over land

Why are pop songs getting sadder than they used to be?

The rise of negative lyrics in popular English-language songs is a fascinating phenomenon

Brexit: research from Wales shows creative industry’s concern at leaving EU

Wales is particularly dependent on trade with the EU – more so than any other UK nation or region

‘The Wall’ cemented Pink Floyd’s fame – but destroyed the band

It marked the last time the four members of the band would record an album together

Tory and Labour cultural policies leave arts organisations squeezed

Neither party’s pledges offer much hope to organisations that actually produce art

Local news outlets can fill the media trust gap – but the public needs to pony up

“It’s a slow-motion crisis, the effects of which we’re just beginning to see.”

The main problem with virtual reality? It’s almost as humdrum as real life

Many current offerings are sorely lacking in imagination

Not jobs and growth but post-capitalism

Creative industries show the way