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Thursday, October 11 2007

The Lost Generation and the Art of Living

Sara and Gerald Murphy inspired an astonishing array of the century’s greatest writers and artists; they helped float, inspire, and otherwise sustain the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Picasso, Ferdinand Leger, Man Ray, Cole Porter, John Dos Passos and Dorothy Parker, to name but a few.


Tuesday, August 14 2007

Factory Bloke: Tony Wilson 1950-2007

He was a (expletive) who incited invective, but he stuck to principle and remained true to his Factory ideal: "The artists own everything, we own nothing."


Tuesday, January 16 2007

Becks Chooses Life

As a football fan, you can’t help feel that, somewhere along the line, it didn’t happen on the field in quite the way that it should have.


Wednesday, November 15 2006

Louise Brooks at 100: Interview with Peter Cowie

"One learned to take with a pinch of salt some of her assertions about people from the silent period. Sometimes it wasn't just her memory failing, it was a liberal attempt to build history in her own image." PopMatters talks to Peter Cowie, author of Louise Brooks: Lulu Forever.


Sunday, November 27 2005

The Killing of Georgie

Remembering George Best, perhaps the most exciting -- and exasperating -- talent in soccer history. Best died on 24 November 2005.


Reviews

Tuesday, November 20 2007

Legends of the Chelsea Hotel by Ed Hamilton

So there you have it. Ryan Adams at the Chelsea -- maybe.


Thursday, September 27 2007

Underworld

Karl Hyde is not intent on slipping into the comfy chair just yet. Instead, he's donning a sparkly, silver-sequined jacket that begs the question: is all that glimmers really gold?


Wednesday, August 16 2006

Underworld: The Riverrun Project

Whether they've truly subverted the label dynamic by going online-only, or simply succumbed to the long fade of dance music, this three-piece-suite offers both the best and most dreary of Underworld's once-vital work.


Monday, May 29 2006

This Book Will Save Your Life by A.M. Homes

In any city except Los Angeles such characters grouped together might seem ridiculous, yet one of the ways in which this city undermines fiction is that it defies all attempts to invent the improbable.


Thursday, December 1 2005

Veronica by Mary Gaitskill

Sex may be a physical act, but it's a psychological response. In this respect then, Gaitskill is an author of interiors.


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