Thursday, September 11, 2014
Now reading.

Now reading.

Seriously, imagine having Barbra Streisand as a mother. It’s enough to give you a complex just thinking about it.

(This is the latest in my ongoing series of posting bitchy comments about new Barbra Streisand songs because I love her completely.)

Friday, September 5, 2014

I do think this particular duet works rather well. Maybe Babs should only sing with the dead.

I love that human interaction of duets, says someone who quite clearly doesn’t like human interaction.

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Now reading.

Now reading.

Ian McEwan and Martin Amis are two old friends - who also happen to be literary superstars. Listen to them discuss their thought-provoking new books, The Children Act and The Zone of Interest, look back over their distinguished careers and consider the current state and the future prospects of the novel. The podcast is presented by journalist Alex Clark.

Saturday, August 30, 2014
Now reading.

Now reading.

robinmarohn:

Dig it. Billboards on the Sunset Strip.

robinmarohn:

Dig it. Billboards on the Sunset Strip.

Girls can wear jeans and cut their hair short and wear shirts and boots because it’s okay to be a boy; for girls it’s like promotion. But for a boy to look like a girl is degrading, according to you, because secretly you believe that being a girl is degrading.

Ian McEwan, The Cement Garden

(via goldalarm)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Novelist Martin Amis on the Middle East, England’s multiracial “triumph” and more.