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Music

Soul captured James Hunter's heart at a young age

James Hunter loves soul and he's been a fan of the genre for a long time. He admits a lot of musicians in the UK try to emulate it, but the "results are mixed at best, I suppose." Hunter tells us who his favorite soul artists and picks a couple of tracks from his new album.

Culture

Britain is nice and inoffensive, but doesn't really talk about race

I was born in Iran, but have been in Britain since I was 2. In Britain, we all pretend everyone is the same. In contrast to this, I just spent the year in New York. Oh my God, Americans talk about race so much. But by not talking about race in Britain, are we missing the importance of our differences?