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Arena was a British monthly men's magazine. The magazine was created in 1986 by Nick Logan, who had started The Face in 1980, to focus on trends in fashion and entertainment. It closed in 2009.

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Elvis Costello and Martin Amis: Prophets of Doom

Essay by Simon Reynolds, Arena, Summer 1991

The highbrow hysteria of Elvis Costello and Martin Amis ...

Donald Fagen, Steely Dan: Donald Fagen: The Man Who Came In From The Cool

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Arena, Spring 1993

Steely Dan were the muso's band. As icily astute chroniclers of the Seventies, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker recorded a series of virtuoso albums of ...

Mariah Carey: The Caged Bird Sings

Interview by Steven Daly, Arena, June 1998

Like every tragic heroine, Mariah Carey traded freedom for fame, creativity for commercial success. Now she's writing her own script and the ending has shifted ...


Interview by Angus Batey, Arena, November 2001

BARELY 18 months ago they were an indie covers band, nervously dropping their own songs into a set comprised of other people's hits. But this ...


Interview by David Bennun, Arena, 2002

"ASSHOLE." Pink fixes me with a pale blue eyeball. ...

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