The Big Goodbye

Chinatown is considered to be one of the most seminal films of the Seventies. Starring Jack Nicolson and Faye Dunaway, with a cameo by the legendary film director John Huston, the film was produced by the notorious Robert Evans and directed by the infamous Roman Polanski. All of which makes it the perfect subject for …

Femininties

French fashion photographer Guy Bourdin had one of the most unique visions in fashion photography, taking pictures that told a story as much as they sold some clothes. A protege of Man Ray his images reflect a true artistic vision and also a cruel streak reflected in his treatment of some of his models. In …

California Trip

Dennis Stock is most famous for a shot he took of James Dean walking through Times Square in the fifties but there is lot more to him as the book California Trip shows. Covering every thing from the hippie lifestyle to rock concerts, Stock captures the feeling of California during en epoch making era.

Say Nothing

As we come to end of year lists I can’t say there were too many books that blew me away. That is perhaps not the best phrase to use about a book on the IRA but that is effectively what the book ‘Say Nothing’ did to this reader. Written by Patrick Radden O’Keefe it told …

City on Fire

  Garth Risk Hallberg’s debut novel weighs in at a doorstopping 902 pages. But it’s one of the quickest 900 pages you’ll ever read. Set mainly in 70’s New York during the advent of punk and flashing forward and backward in time it is an evocative piece of work which manages to make the seedy …

The Best Loved Game

To the uninitiated the sport of cricket must seem like a gigantic incomprehensible chess game played in slow motion. It’s a game that can last for up to five days and still end in a draw. Those days by the way are very much days; starting at 11 and ending with the last light fades …