“What a pussy line!” Pamela Des Barres yells at me, speaking from her bedroom in Reseda, Los Angeles, 20 years after Almost Famous first debuted in theaters. Des Barres is better known as the real Queen of the Groupies, the woman who actually slept with Mick Jagger and Jimmy Page (not to mention the Who’s Keith Moon; Jim Morrison; Jimi Hendrix’s bass player, Noel Redding; Waylon Jennings; and more). “And ‘pussy’ in a bad way. I hate that the word is used in a negative way, but anyway — [Penny Lane] was not owning herself, not owning groupiedom and what it actually means.” … [Read more...] about The Real Penny Lane Has a Few Things Left to Say About
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Perhaps the boldest of Runcie’s ideas is a reworking of the 3,000-year-old epic poem The Odyssey, freshly imagined by 10 poets from different backgrounds. With specially commissioned music, The Odyssey Project: My Name is Nobody will draw parallels between the ancient journey Homer describes and the modern immigrant’s search for security. It will run in the morning for two weeks from 17 April and has been curated by Daljit Nagra, Radio 4’s poet in residence, who will introduce each episode and also write one of the poems, alongside poets such as Mir Mahfuz Ali, and Mona Arshi. … [Read more...] about BBC must now do for arts what it has done for science, says R4 culture boss
“As the world moves steadily toward mass electrification, the Californian market has been missing a uniquely stylish electric 4x4 option that can stand out at the beach, off-road and at stoplights with a level of exclusivity and prestige that can only come from the timeless British Defender® form. With color schemes reflecting the natural beauty of California, a removable soft top shape to fully live the elements, advanced electric powertrain engineering exclusive to Twisted, zero-emission power, practical battery range and luxuriously modern interior touches, the Twisted NAS-E is the ultimate expression of the American coastal lifestyle.” … [Read more...] about Land Rover Defender Turned Into Limited Series 4×4 EV Is Headed To U.S.
As I settled into my new position, I began to get oxygen deprivation at the thought of the steep domestic mountain in front of me. I was consumed by fear of not doing it right. I was no bloody savage, but now I was gathering up homes of monumental size in London, Palm Beach and Toronto, all requiring 'decoration'. … [Read more...] about The brutal, bitchy world of the billionaire wives: After marrying media tycoon Conrad Black, BARBARA AMIEL revelled in her new-found wealth. But as she reveals in the final part of her new memoir, she soon confirmed that money can’t buy true friends
The problems for theaters and concert halls - ventilation systems in need of updating, cramped quarters for artists and other workers in backstage areas, a lack of specific federal guidance about what safety measures are required, and a host of other issues - are bedeviling the path back for the purveyors of some of the world's premier venues and attractions. Some of Broadway's theaters, such as the Belasco and Lyceum, date back to just after the turn of the 20th century, with narrow passageways and dressing rooms, sometimes shared, that are more like closets. An actor's quick costume change in a tiny nook backstage can require two or even three assistants, all breathing in the same few cubic feet of oxygen. … [Read more...] about New York City can’t rebound without Broadway. And Broadway’s road back is uncertain.
Gulzarji once told me, “Your sister came into this world first so she is who she is. You came into this world after her, so you will always be compared to her.” Asha Bhosle speaks the language of music. She breaks into songs mid conversation to explain what she feels. While we tell her that is only a treat for the ears, she teases, “But my daughter-in-law says I hum the same song all day. Ghar ki murgi daal barabar.” The legendary singer is ‘87-years-young’ today. “I genuinely don’t think I am stepping into my 88th year. I feel much younger” she says with a smile, from her Lonavala bungalow. Her youthful exuberance, sharp humour, openhearted laughter, honesty and passion for singing stay unmatched. Not the one to like big celebrations, in a free flowing heart to heart chat with Bombay Times on her 87th birthday, Asha Bhosle reminisces her illustrious singing career, never ending comparisons with elder sister Lata Mangeshkar, what … [Read more...] about Exclusive: I have entered my 88th year, but I genuinely think I am just 40: Asha Bhosle
This is one of the issues that takes Stranger Things 3 down a couple of notches. Even though it’s a show about weird creatures from a sci-fi parallel universe, it has usually kept its non–Upside Down elements reasonably grounded in reality. Even when I didn’t fully understand exactly how the Mind Flayer worked, I usually understood why the people concerned about the Mind Flayer behaved the way they did. But as Stranger Things 3 gets underway, it’s harder to do that. You get the sense in the initial episodes that the Duffer Brothers, the creators of the series, are making the characters, especially Hopper, do things in order to service plot, not because their actions are motivated by anything deeply personal and psychological. … [Read more...] about Why Is Hopper Such a Jerk-Ass in
Roy was famous in his own right. He was Joe McCarthy's right-hand man and chief inquisitor during the Army-McCarthy hearings, which are famous or rather infamous now as an example of prosecution by innuendo and character assassination and one of the most disgraceful periods in American life, and Roy was the leader of that, and he was disgraced, as McCarthy was disgraced, and retreated to New York City where he was very well-connected in politics and high society, and when Donald became a young man, it was Roy Cohn that he turned to as a mentor. … [Read more...] about Who is Donald Trump?
Nothing really changes. Governments always seem to be short of money. A modern Cromwell charged with sorting out the public finances might conclude that the financial sector – rich, arrogant and with a lamentable record of corruption – was ripe for the picking. No question: if Cromwell was alive today, the former chief executive of HSBC, Stephen Green, would be in chains in the Tower and the Dissolution of the Banks would be in full swing. … [Read more...] about Wolf Hall – the economic lessons
“I don’t know how much time I have left,” Marc Maron says, beginning a joke about ten minutes into his newest Netflix special, Too Real, out last week on Netflix. “Not in this set. In life. I don’t know how much time I have left. I’m not sick. I’m not dying. But I don’t know. I’m at that point. I’m like 53. And you start to wonder, How much time do I have left?” To quote many a movie mob lackey when the coppers bust in the door, it’s a setup. A setup for the both the next joke, and really the rest of the special. Maron goes on: “And it’s playing into my decision-making process. Like if my girlfriend wants to watch a movie I don’t want to watch, I’m like, ‘I don’t know. I don’t want to die during that.’” The joke continues; Maron realizes it’s just too late for him to get into Phish. (“I got no more room in my heart and my mind for another jam band, … [Read more...] about What Is the Ideal Age for a Comedian’s Persona?