Divine Intervention. July 2015.

Dear Rowley, When Atlantic Records producer Ahmet Erteg√ľn first laid eyes on Bette Midler he cut to the heart of her act: a class performer masquerading as trash. The Divine Miss M persona took elements of Mae West, Sophie Tucker … Continue reading

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The Season. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, Frankly, there is nowhere in the world I would rather be than London for the Season in June. You are quite welcome to the World Cup when invited to dress in one’s best for the Cartier Polo, Royal … Continue reading

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Whither the Arts? August 2012.

Dear Rowley, Julian Assange is a pustule on the face of British and international politics. Nobody had even heard of the little smirker a couple of years ago and now he’s causing a diplomatic incident with Estonia or Ecuador or … Continue reading

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