Liberté, Egalité, Requinité

I’ll be talking sharks, Zidane and friction, at the French Institute, Edinburgh, at 7.30pm on Thursday 30thJan 2020, as part of the Night of Ideas, which takes the theme of Etre Vivant.  Venez! Au secours! Bienvenu! Put it in your diary. (My talk’s actually: ‘La Reconnaissance du requin / Shark Attack! Again’. And it’s free.)  Continue reading Liberté, Egalité, Requinité

Peggy Lipton

Peggy Lipton, born 30 August 1946, died 11 May 2019, actor. Mother of the comparably-gorgeous Rashida Jones. “He was a great kisser but that was about it,” said Lipton of her one-time boyfriend Elvis Presley. I was watching Twin Peaks: the Return the other night on my computer, and the end credits rolled, as they do, listing the names of the actors who had appeared in … Continue reading Peggy Lipton

art book fairs

So, fair! (and foul a day I have not seen, as Macbeth almost says.*) Miss Read: the Berlin art book fair takes place at the  Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, on 3, 4 and 5th May 2019. Miss Read is: “dedicated to building community and creating a public meeting place for discourse around artists’ books, conceptual publications and publishing as practice.” I’ll be there, on … Continue reading art book fairs