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The exclusion of self-doubt
2 March 2023 Bad Principles And the exclusion of self-doubt. By John Watson Suddenly there is a hole in our politics and it is in the principles department. That is not to say that either Mr Sunak or Sir Keir Starmer are evil rogues or other than devoted public servants but rather that their attraction… Continue reading Bad Principles
Tough Ol’ Joe
Top Gun President
2 March 2023 Tough Ol’ Joe by J.R. Thomas You have to be very uninterested in the ways of American politics not to recall that Joe Biden is 80 years old, but it is perhaps easier to forget that he is of a generation that came to political awareness in the late 1950’s and early… Continue reading Tough Ol’ Joe
Not there yet
2 March 2023 Peak Woke? Not there yet. By Lynda Goetz For a word which few of us had heard of until just a few years ago, ‘woke’ has become surprisingly ubiquitous - and divisive. It now carries with it a whole culture clash and almost single-handedly portrays the conflicts currently at the heart of… Continue reading Peak Woke?
Up, Up and Away
2 March 2023 Up, Up and Away by Paul Branch So sang the pop group 5th Dimension, way back in 1967. A tuneful little ditty conjuring up calming images of a peaceful ride through the skies in the company of a loved one. Fifty-five years on, and along comes a US Air Force F-22 jet… Continue reading Up, Up and Away
Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat…
A Leyen can look at a king.
2 March 2023 Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat... A Leyen can look at a king. By Neil Tidmarsh Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been? I’ve been to London to visit the Queen. Pussy cat, pussy cat, what did you do there? I frightened a little mouse under her chair. Ok, let’s get that modernised.… Continue reading Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat…
at the Estorick Collection
2 March 2023 Giorgio Morandi The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art (to 30 April 2023). By William Morton Still Life. Giorgio Morandi 1890-1964. (1946 photo.) Copyright Tate, London, 2023 This exhibition comprises 50 works by Giorgio Morandi from the Magnani-Rocca foundation set up by one of his biggest admirers. Morandi (1890-1964) lived a quiet life… Continue reading Giorgio Morandi
A foolish debate
2 March 2023 Editing Dahl A foolish debate. By Robert Kilconner I forget how many swallows make a summer but if there is a consensus in the artistic community one can bet that a fair amount of nonsense is being spoken. When the PM gets involved too, by commenting on a matter which is not… Continue reading Editing Dahl
2 March 2023 Dance Me Review: Dance Me, a Leonard Cohen retrospective through dance, Sadler’s Wells Theatre by An Arachnid Spector The songs of Leonard Cohen returned to stage with Ballets Jazz Montreal hosting 90 minutes of modern dance to a selection of some of the Master’s greatest hits. Dance Me blends modern ballet to… Continue reading Dance Me
A Visual Perspective
2 March 2023 Cartoons by AGGro
2 February 2023 Crossword Number 353 By Boffles Click for this month's interactive online crossword Click for a printable version of this month's crossword Click for solution to crossword 352 Boffles 2 now available from Amazon at £6.99.Just the thing for winter evenings.
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