Jezebel £10,000 offer for untouched photos of the New York comic is unsettling
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Tuesday 03 November 2009
Ever since his wife's ascent to the office of Secretary of State, the former US president Bill Clinton has clocked up more air miles than U2 on tour.
Monday 02 November 2009
Wednesday 21 October 2009
Friday 09 October 2009
Friday 09 October 2009
A great portraitist – they are very few – is a sort of sorcerer who seems beyond resemblance." This tribute to "Penn", by which single name he was always known, came from Maurice Goudeket, husband of the legendary writer Colette. On her 80th birthday, he records, "several famous photographers came to the apartment. For a long time now Colette had hardly moved from her bed, so the portraits seldom differed. But an American came, named Penn, and took a stupefying photograph. It discloses all that Colette wished to conceal... Who are the devils favourable to photographers, and what prescience guided Penn?"
Wednesday 07 October 2009
Saturday 19 September 2009
Wednesday 16 September 2009
Friday 11 September 2009
The early-warning sign over this insider documentary is that its principal subject, US Vogue editor Anna Wintour, has expressed her admiration of it.
Friday 04 September 2009
Bad luck. If you haven't already voted in the BBC's Nation's Favourite Poet poll you're now disenfranchised. Polling closed on Tuesday of this week, and however much you want to do your bit to make sure that W H Auden, or John Betjeman or Philip Larkin are apotheosised as a kind of Beanie Baby of verse, it's too late. Results will be disclosed on 8 October and there's nothing, short of breaking into the Poetry Society and going all Zimbabwe on the ballot boxes, that you can now do to affect the outcome.
Monday 31 August 2009
Fashion isn't always celebrated as a deep journey of self discovery, a continual round of aesthetic and physical challenges, but it should be.
Sunday 30 August 2009
Wednesday 26 August 2009
Why would Gordon Brown think it sensible to comment on England's Ashes victory while keeping shtum about the Lockerbie bomber? Or to call Simon Cowell to check on the post-BGT health of Susan Boyle in the midst of the MPs' expenses scandal? Probably because an eager aide had told him it was a good idea, or perhaps because reality television and sport are just two of the national conversational topics that everyone, expert or not, feels qualified to weigh in on. But the fact that the PM should stoop to add his tuppence worth is also symptomatic of the rise of the inexpert commentariat. Today, celebrities, politicians and pretty much anyone else in the public eye can comment on any subject and have their opinion given the reverence usually reserved for specialists.
Friday 21 August 2009
Goodness. Pandora very much hopes that a bit of well-intended ribbing isn't going to descend into a full-on row.
Sunday 16 August 2009
In defence of liberal democracy
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The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
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