read... Men in Black by John Harvey (Reaktion, pounds 12.95). What is it about the colour black that is so alluring. It's a paradoxical colour, embracing mourning, evil and yet is a fashion statement. It has often had the allure of "being bad". This book tackles the historical meanings and uses behind what has become a staple wardrobe colour for many.
seen... a double billing of Michelangelo Antonioni's films. Playing today at the Everyman Cinema is L'Avventura (1.35pm), a story about a group of wealthy Italians on a yacht and their search for a member of their party who suddenly vanishes. And The Red Desert (3.45pm), which is about the struggle to adapt to the modern technocratic world. Holly Bush Vale, Hampstead, London. Box-office: 0171-435 1525. Tickets approximately pounds 4.50.Reuse content