Monthly Archives: October 2013


The view from my bike yesterday afternoon. “Stylish buildings are springing up all over London this year.”  Are they? Sometimes I think “irritating and pointlessly trendy” would be closer to the mark.

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On race: the two faces of the Daily Mail

On the one hand, it championed the Stephen Lawrence campaign, albeit belatedly. Then again, there are no end of tales like this one, from Nick Davies’ “Flat Earth News”: I spoke to a man who had worked for the Daily … Continue reading

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Thomas & China… & Rufus

Plenty of intriguing guest appearances on the new Pink Martini album. The late Phyllis Diller sings “Smile”, and here, in the BBC studios, is Rufus Wainwright performing Anna McGarrigle’s “Kitty Come Home” alongside bandleader-pianist Thomas Lauderdale, co-founder China Forbes and … Continue reading

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