Madonna Rising. February 2018.

Dear Rowley, I am still pondering the ‘Me Too’ movement and the feminist activism by show business personalities like Jennifer Lawrence who is taking a year off acting to ‘empower’ women and Emma Watson who has donated $1 million to … Continue reading

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Diva Fever. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, A number of years ago, a writer called Suzy Boyt published a memoir called My Judy Garland Life. She and I were working for Weekend FT then: she as a columnist and I as a fashion correspondent. I recall … Continue reading

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She’s Back. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, Weren’t you dreading the first footage to emerge on YouTube of Madonna’s first dates on the Rebel Heart tour in Montreal? I’m a fan of the album but, on the strength of she at the Brit Awards doing her … Continue reading

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Go West. February 2015.

Dear Rowley, I see Madonna has got t’Internet smoking like a pistol over her performance of Living for Love at this year’s Grammy awards. M returned to the Hispanic bullfighting theme previously explored in Take a Bow and La Isla Bonita. Her black … 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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