I am writer and broadcaster with a particular interest in the arts, popular culture and technology.
This is my first blog and is an expression of opinion.
Please feel free to make comments and be as frank as you like.
- Marina Abramović made me cry. Over nothing.
- Soylent Beige – First prize: a week’s supply. Second prize: two week’s supply.
- Soylent Beige – If you tolerate this, your Happy Meal will be next
- The education system has failed us – private education, that is.
- Let the games begone – lies, damned lies and legacy
- Do you want fries with that?
- Shaving Slices of Salami from a Smurf
- Not In Your Backyard (if I can help it)
- The Customer Is Always Right – Suits You, Sir!
- Pay no attention to that curator behind the curtain!
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I don’t think you can possibly imagine how much I have longed to see the words “Beyoncé”, “lesbian” and “girlfight” appear in the same press-release. However, it’s a shame that they have been attached to one of most tedious and … Continue reading
David: “How much did you pay for this?” Juiliet: “Five hundred pounds.” David: “Five hundred pounds? You paid five hundred pounds for this?” Juliet: “That’s what it cost, David.” David: “No, no, that’s what you paid for it. Five-hundred pounds … Continue reading
My ongoing response to the Great British Art Debate. I apologize that these are getting longer. In fact, so long that I have had to split this one into two parts… Should the public have a say in what goes … Continue reading
To give my regular readers a rest from the cul-de-sac that is art criticism, here is a little discussion of the moral and ethical issues around the censorship of sex. You may or may not be relieved to know that … Continue reading
My ongoing response to the Great British Art Debate http://greatbritishartdebate.tate.org.uk/ Is art too popular? The BBC’s recent “School of Saatchi” TV series is a new milestone in the downward spiral of trash, with the added bonus of it trying to … Continue reading
I cannot resist the temptation to respond the the questions that have been suggested to us by the imminent “Great British Art Debate”. I understand my slavery but am complicit in being lured onto a road-that-leads-nowhere. Here is an introduction … Continue reading
Even in the midst of his panic, Winston was too much taken aback to be able to hold his tongue. “You can turn it off!” he said. “Yes,” said O’Brien, “we can turn it off. We have that privilege.” … Continue reading
or – The Death of Culture: What Really Happened. “Documentary” – the word just oozes authenticity, but the lasting impression on me is how compromised a form the documentary film is, and (with many notable exceptions, see below) what … Continue reading
Get away from me, you five-fingered freaks! I have just been to see “Avatar” (2009), written and directed by James Cameron. The movie started so promisingly, I really liked the set-up of the Jake Sully character being a crippled ex-marine … Continue reading