#academia too?

5 Feb

A few years ago I heard a veteran journalist on how, with pounding heart and now-or-never audacity as his one and only interview with Woody Allen drew to a close, he’d asked: How come someone as ugly as you attracts … Read More »

Sir Tony Robinson on Momentum

17 Jan

Celebrities are on my mind. My previous steel city scribbling was on Gwynneth Paltrow’s keen advocacy of novel uses for coffee, mugwort tea and jade eggs. The post before that concerned celebrities less stratospheric – Jones, Mason and Monbiot – … Read More »

Monbiot Cooked

13 Jan

Am I obsessed by Syria? I see egregious injustice done in our name to its people. I see risk of escalation in America’s refusal to leave a country it, unlike Russia, has not been invited into. I see corporate media … Read More »

The truth about RT America

20 Nov

Initially put off by the manic tempo of this Russia Today presenter, that response was soon replaced by appreciation of his comic brilliance and, more importantly, the truth of what this American social commentator is saying. See for yourself in … Read More »

It was twenty years ago today ..

31 Aug

… on August 31, 1997, that “the people’s princess” was killed by a high speed collision in Paris’s Pont de l’Alma road tunnel. I don’t know whether or not MI5, in cahoots with Sûreté and DGSE, engineered that collision. Neither, I … Read More »