Category Is. May 2018.

Dear Rowley, Last night New York hosted fashion’s Oscars: the annual Metropolitan Museum Gala ball chaired by Condé 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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Liza! Liza! Liza! February 2018.

Dear Rowley, Forgive the loooong radio silence. As I think you know from my infrequent Twitter posts, the past four weeks has not been without incident. I have had four burglaries in Bloomsbury Towers in as many weeks. All the … Continue reading

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Macho Man. January 2018.

Dear Rowley, I happened to chance upon a clip of the adventurer Bear Grylls on Gogglebox the other night. Not troubled by self-doubt, is he? Must come from being the Christian church’s poster boy for the Alpha cult. Bear is the … Continue reading

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Last Christmas. December 2016.

Dear Rowley, Family Christmases do tend to open the floodgates for nostalgia but not half as much as the news that George Michael had died on Christmas Day, aged fifty-three, from heart failure. I always find it rather a bore … 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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