Cultural Life - Will Young
Friday 01 January 2010
'The Map of Me: True Tales of Mixed Heritage'; 'The Swimming Pool Library' by Alan Hollinghurst; and tons of short stories for the BBC National Short Story Awards, for which I was a judge last month.
I'm listening to The xx, Golden Silvers, Chet Baker and Shirley Bassey.
I am not watching any TV at the moment as I'm on tour, but I shall slumber down in the New Year to watch the 'EastEnders' omnibus. I have just finished season two of '24'.
Just watched 'Into The Wild' and 'The Beat That My Heart Skipped', both fantastic films.
Theatre, dance and opera
The last piece I went to was a modification of 'The Rite of Spring' by the Ballet Boyz. Very modern and different; Michael Nunn and William Trevitt staged a radical new interpretation. I hope to do a dance piece next.
I went to the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow. I had unfortunately just missed their exhibition on gay art featuring David Hockney and Robert Mapplethorpe, among others. The good news, though, was that there was an really interesting Impressionism show on.
Robin Thicke admits he didn't write 'Blurred Lines'music
Review: Cilla, ITV TV
To mark Tolstoy's 186th birthdaybooks
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Scottish independence: Ireland since 1919 is a lesson for Scotland in what a Yes vote means
- 2 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 3 Say yes to 'no-poo': It's been three years since I stopped washing my hair
- 4 Grandmas keep accidentally tagging themselves as Grandmaster Flash on Facebook
- 5 Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Fifty Shades of Grey movie: New picture of Anastasia Steele unveiled
Star Trek 3 to begin shooting in next six months
Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
The Walking Dead season 5 air date, trailer and season 4 recap
Robin Thicke’s hit 'Blurred Lines' lands him in court, and he had 'almost no part' in writing it
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'