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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Palazzo Pitti. June 2012.

Dear Rowley, Florence is an entirely different city when Pitti Uomo has finished and the fashion boys have left town for the Milan shows. I still can’t get out of the habit of getting up at an ungodly hour so … Continue reading

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Bunga Bunga! February 2011

Dear Rowley, Have you ever been to a Bunga Bunga party a la Silvio Berlusconi? I think I have but did not realise until in retrospect. There was a lady – and I use that word loosely – on Radio … Continue reading

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