Nobody’s Perfect. February 2017.

Dear Rowley, I am merely curious but what, precisely, has David Beckham done to unleash the attack dogs of the tabloid press? From what I understand, old emails between he and a PR have been leaked suggesting that Beckham wanted … Continue reading

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Life is a Cabaret. October 2016.

Dear Rowley, If there were such a thing as Desert Island Films, the one classic movie I would rescue from the briny is the dark 1972 musical Cabaret. I recall as a boy being told I was too young to watch Cabaret on … Continue reading

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On A Clear Day. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge would certainly be one of my Desert Island Movies. It irritated purists with its use of in-jokes and pastiche but quite frankly fuck ‘em. What’s not to like about Ewan McGregor cute as a button … Continue reading

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Happy Endings. January 2015.

Dear Rowley, The late Elaine Stritch told a wonderful story about drinking into the small hours with Judy Garland when, as the sun began to rise over Manhattan, Garland stood up and drawled ‘Elaine, I never thought I’d say this … Continue reading

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This is London. March 2012.

Dear Rowley, Where do you go to surrender? I’ve always relied on the new Madonna album to keep me out of the elephant’s graveyard for clubbers old enough to know better. So I was the first in the queue to … Continue reading

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