The passion of Andrew Sullivan. The alpha and omega of Patrick White. The lost masterpiece of Australian literature. The dying words of an art critic.
US election explodes into pink and black, browns and yellows, celebrates with huge spliff. And, the death of the political pundit.
Essential: This is the NPR Terry Gross interview with Michael Lewis publicising Lewis’ piece, Obama’s Way, in October’s Vanity Fair. (The Yanks always seem a month ahead of us.) Pete Souza/The White House. Michael Lewis with President Obama. The article is extreme journalism in which Michael Lewis gets to “loiter” around Obama for six months; […]
“We’re all going to be matyrs eventually, but not for nothing.” This was spoken by “Abdul Hakeem Haseen, a formerly clean shaven accountant and the father of two young boys.” Whose father had been jailed — fated for death, or to be used as bait. Hakeem is the commander of a little rebel unit calling […]
An NY friend passed on this parody and it is too perfect. Two faves: 1) ‘Hurt me,’ she begged, raising her skirt as she bent over my workbench. ‘Very well,’ I replied, ‘You’ve got fat ankles and no dress sense.’ 2) My whole body shuddered as she entered my Man Cave. I really must get […]
Last night my bus stop was glowing with promise, with stardust. It was the campaign for the albums by the finalists in The Voice, the program that popstar Seal proclaimed as The Greatest Event in Australian Television History. (Channel 9’s hit-beyond-their-wildest-dreams is franchise reality, via the US/Europe, originating as The Voice of Holland.) The backlit […]
New York Times: Rupert Murdoch confirmed Thursday morning that News Corporation … will proceed with a plan to divide the company in two — separating newspapers like The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post and The Times of London from the fast-growing entertainment unit. …the entertainment group, which would include cable channels like FX […]