Well He Would, Wouldn’t He? is a radio play by Charlotte Williams (the pseudonym of Sussex-born author and musician Charlotte Greig.) It marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Profumo Affair, retold by one of its chief protagonists: Mandy Rice-Davies. Continue Reading »
Mark Kamins, the legendary club DJ – who produced Madonna’s first single, and helped her to win a record deal – has died aged 56. Continue Reading »
My tribute to American poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, born on this day in 1892, is published at For Books’ Sake.
My review of A Treacherous Likeness, Lynn Shepherd‘s historical crime novel investigating the dark secrets of the Romantic Poets – Shelley, Mary et al – is published today at For Books’ Sake.
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Barbara Hulanicki, the fashion designer who founded Biba, the iconic 60s boutique, spent her formative years in Brighton. She is now the subject of a major retrospective, Biba and Beyond: Barbara Hulanicki, at Brighton Museum and Gallery in the Pavilion Gardens until April 14th. Continue Reading »
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In the summer of 2011, Lana Del Rey arrived as if from nowhere, attracting publicity with her gravelly yet girlish voice, pitched somewhere between Tom Waits and Kate Bush; her haunting, dreamlike songs; and her prom queen meets femme fatale persona, all long, red hair and pouting lips. Continue Reading »