Monthly Archives: January 2018

Mr S.

A familiar face in the foyer at Ronnie Scott’s.  The image is based on a photo by Carl Hyde. You can see more of his work here.

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“And the song,” I asked. “Is it of your own composition?” “Yes, man. In my island I’m noted for my celebrated performance. It’s your pleasure to meet this evening no less a one than Mr Lord Alexander in person.” And … Continue reading

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Master of the universe

Quote of the day comes from Jared Kushner in this chastening Politico piece on Donald Trump’s first year in office: ‘I’m a businessman, and I don’t care about the past.” So says the man whose many jobs include bringing peace to the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Kamran Hafeez, The New Yorker. Via @StefSimanowitz.

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Eager to escape New Year’s Eve, I took myself off to see “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”. I’d heard good things about it, and they actually turned out to be true: it’s a touching but unsentimental piece of story-telling … Continue reading

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