Cover Stories: Restrained memoirs; Dylanfest; Alan Bennett
Friday 29 July 2005
* Martin Scorsese's Bob Dylan biopic, No Direction Home, is only one element in an autumn Dylanfest that includes the paperback of Chronicles 1 and The Bob Dylan Scrapbook. Covering the decade from 1956 to 1966, the latter book will include handwritten lyrics, flyers and reviews, and will be supported by an exhibition at London's Proud Galleries. There's also a new CD in the Bootleg series, and a Dylan tribute concert at the Barbican. Dylan's publisher Simon & Schuster has hired London buskers to work their way through Dylan's catalogue on 24 September, publication day. The man himself arrives in November.
* Alan Bennett has broken his silence ahead of this autumn's miscellany, Untold Stories. He told Publishing News about the irony of Tony Blair's obsession with his place in history even though the PM, like his government, has only the flimsiest grasp of it. He is also highly critical of a once-quality Sunday newspaper for turning a public Q&A session into an interview in which Bennett admitted to "writer's block". "I never use the phrase. I don't think of it as writer's block. You just look out the window a bit more."
sportLiverpool 5 Norwich City 1: Uruguayan striker has now scored 11 league goals against the club
arts + entsOlivier-nominated actor and singer is set to star in Lloyd Webber's musical about the Profumo affair
filmWith more than 70 per cent of early films lost, archivists are scouring the world to preserve the precious examples that remain
sportUnder-10s football coach sacked for telling parents he was 'only interested in winning'
techA piece of new hi-tech kit aims to get us scribbling again
life + styleClarissa Baldwin is the brains behind the slogan 'A Dog is for Life not just for Christmas'
Arts & Ents blogs
The 50 Best Christmas songs: Bells continue to ring for the Pogues' 'Fairytale of New York'
Shia LaBeouf's Nymphomaniac sex scene removed from YouTube
Eminem, Drake and Jay Z among Spotify's most-streamed artists of 2013
Morgan Freeman portrait: The world's most realistic finger painting?
Nymphomaniac trailer shown to children at screening of Disney film Frozen
- 1 The hardwired difference between male and female brains could explain why men are 'better at map reading'
- 2 Is this the scariest advert ever? Japanese tyre commercial comes with its own disclaimer and health warning
- 3 A forgotten episode in Russian history leaves links with the Philippines
- 4 Syrian rebels consider joining forces with regime troops to fight al-Qa’ida
- 5 ‘Put it in my mouth’: Viewers outraged by apparent reference to oral sex in VIP e-cig advert