How Charli XCX, Caroline Polachek and Christine and Queens

As he prepares to release the brightest album of his career as a solo pop artist, “Crash”, Charlie XCX was in stagnation. In December, the British singer-songwriter had a high-stakes “Saturday Night Live” performance featuring two of her friends and collaborators. Caroline Polachek and Christine and the Queens. After a maze of planning, rehearsals, and …

After the Odds-Challenge Run, John Cariani, ‘Caroline’ or

For a while on Sunday evening after his last performance “Caroline or Change” At Studio 54, actor John Cariani disappeared backstage to have his portrait taken upstairs. No one had told the children, When Cariani reappeared, however, his young fellow actors, some of whom had played his son, flocked to, teasing and hugging him. They …

Why Do English Football Fans Sing ‘Sweet Caroline’?

That changed in 2002, when Charles Steinberg, the new vice president of public relations, convinced the control room to put the song in regular rotation. Currently the director of sports communications at Emerson College and president of the Worcester Red Sox, Dr. “This song can have transformative powers,” Steinberg remembered saying. “It can take a …