Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Intermission 2: Pop! goes the culture. . .



I recently RELISHED the first series of 'The Blacklist' (NBC 2013 - ).
The actor James Spader, here front-and-centre as Raymond "Red" Reddington – a former government agent turned international 'Concierge of Crime' – has long been a favourite (since his powerhouse turn as a lynchpin of the sorely-missed 'Boston Legal' – in which he stepped up to the formidable task of matching the mighty William Shatner, scene - for - scene for five seasons as Alan Shore).

With this new show (created by Jon Bokencamp) – and before he reincarnates once again as the main villain in next year's Avengers sequel for Marvel – he effortlessly inhabits a compelling, outrageous, murderously likeable new role. The twists and turns of the show are deftly done - truly brilliant storytelling. . .
If Spader were filmed simply buttering a piece of toast I cannot imagine it would be anything less than rivetting.

Bravo, Red!

Intermission: 1 – My fridge door




No further comment necessary.
Though you need to click on image to get the full benefit.

Media-Blitz!



A successful London Art Book Fair 2014, at the Whitechapel Gallery.
I even got a mention in the cultural dispatches of the Times Literary Supplement through the enthusiasm of a new 'bio auto graphic' reader, Michael Caines - see http://timescolumns.typepad.com/stothard/2014/10/books-unbound-and-prufrock-unlimited.html

The Dynamic Duo do it again.

And the publicity machine must have been working overtime - witness this at the end of my street in Stoke Newington, N16.
'Selfie' courtesy M.S.D. Ambeck

Thursday, 11 September 2014

The Early Bird Catches the Nicholson





My new cover.
Which pleases me.
As with all visual material here, click on it and you get a bigger version. . .

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Watch the birdie




Mysteries and puzzles await. And strange travelling companions, too.
T-wit, t-woo?

The Key word is


My transport awaits. . .