Monthly Archives: February 2014

Tempestuous – 1

Cookham Moor this week. Quite a contrast to how it normally looks.

Posted in Photography

Tempestuous – 2

The London Review of Books blog unearths an extract from Daniel Defoe’s account of the great storm of 1703: We have reckoned, including the City of London, about 123 People kill’d; besides such as we have had no account of; … Continue reading

Posted in History, Journalism, Literature


“Selfie dans le bureau Ovale…” Le Monde correspondent  Thomas Wieder (bottom left) gets a snap of a couple of politicians. [Via Agnès Poirier]. His Tumblr is interesting too.

Posted in Photography, US politics


And now the Internet brings you the latest hyper-reality sensation…  Selfies With Homeless People. HT: Daniel Radosh/Jason Feifer

Posted in Photography

Wild times at the Brixton Academy

My Independent review of Simon Parkes’ account of how he turned a dismal, disused cinema into the rock venue of his dreams: One minute he was a humble punter trying to peek up Debbie Harry’s skirt at a Hammersmith Odeon gig, … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Reviews


The picture everyone remembers of the Twins will always be that threatening high-fashion image which David Bailey created in the studios of Vogue magazine not long before their murder spree began. It is surprising how little else about them remains … Continue reading

Posted in Notebook, Photography