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DESTINY'S DIVAThe Times' Pete Paphides meets the incomparable Beyoncé in 2008. Plus the Village Voice's Amy Linden reports on La Knowles and rumoured beau Jay-Z in 2003 and GQ's Dorian Lynskey explores the predicament of "the reinvented pop princess"

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THOSE WERE THE GOOD TIMES — Chic biographer Daryl Easlea looks back on disco's greatest group in 2001. Plus "the Dazzer" travels to Iceland with Franz Ferdinand in 2005 and descends into the Underworld in 2008…

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