Category Is. May 2018.

Dear Rowley, Last night New York hosted fashion’s Oscars: the annual Metropolitan Museum Gala ball chaired by Cond√© Nast creative director Anna Wintour in aid of the Met’s Costume Institute. Mortals would have to sell a kidney for the ticket … Continue reading

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Victoria. September 2016.

Dear Rowley, Fascinated by the Poldark versus Victoria dust-up on telly at the moment. I never saw the first Poldark but have seen enough Romany gypsy types with their tops off in the flesh for a mini series to raise … Continue reading

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Paris is Burning. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, Devastating news from Paris of a massacre of the innocents at the hands of crack teams of ISIS assassins and suicide bombers. My heart is heavy today and, though it is excruciating to look at footage of the … Continue reading

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Tapas & Tantrums. December 2013.

Dear Rowley, If I hear one more politician or BBC newsreader referring to the late Nelson Mandela as Madiba I will sneak up behind them with a vuvuzela and give it to them hot. Isn’t Madiba a tribal term of … Continue reading

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