West Dorset based writer and correspondent for the New Yorker magazine, Jon Lee Anderson, was one of the non ‘embedded’ journalists based in Baghdad during the Iraq war. His latest book The Fall of Baghdad has just been published in Britain. He talked to Fergus Byrne about the events, the people and the psychology that is shaping the future of our world.
Andrew Dickson’s music is not immediately synonymous with pantomime. However, he has just finished work as the musical director on Aladdin. Unusual, you may think for an award-winning composer who is famous for his collaboration with innovative filmmaker Mike Leigh. Read more »
The day Gijs van Hensbergen’s Guernica: The Biography of a Twentieth-Century Icon arrives in the post is the same day that more than 300 people are massacred in a school in southern Russia. It is an irony that is not Read more »
A pivotal figure in the development of sculpture in the 20th century, Sir Anthony Caro is commonly referred to as Britain’s greatest living sculptor. Born in Surrey in 1924 he is celebrating his 80th birthday this year with an exhibition Read more »
Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure were among the artists who appeared on television’s This is Your Life, when the big red book was wheeled out for musician Paul Young. Apart from describing him as having one of the finest Read more »
THIS man does the school run, the Times and Guardian crossword, goes to the gym, cares about cloning, doesn’t believe in the devil and likes country music! He is also the lead singer in the world’s other, greatest rock& roll Read more »