The stars come out to play in Mickey’s Polo Team (January 4, 1936)

Featuring: Shirley Temple, Laurel and Hardy, Charlie Chaplin, Charles Laughton, Eddie Cantor, W.C. Fields, Harold Lloyd, Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, and Harpo Marx

I’m also going to write about Jane Eyre and Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea!!! (If you haven’t read Wide Sargasso Sea, it’s the story of Bertha Mason, Rochester’s first wife, ie, the woman in the attic, and it’s fucking brilliant. Go read it.) And I’m going to write about Margaret Atwood’s interpretations. And I’m going to write about Angela Carter, Shirley Jackson, Kurt Vonnegut, Charles Dickens, Maya Angelou, Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, the bible story of Adam and Eve, the Greek myth of Pandora’s Box. (Probably not all that, but hopefully I’ll be able to at least touch on most of it.) I’m really looking forward to spending two years writing a paper about Bluebeard. Seriously. 

Rough Trade Album Of The Month June 2015 - FFS

Rough Trade Album Of The Month June 2015 – FFS

In the autumn of 2014, myself and a couple of friends went to see St Vincent playing at the Roundhouse in London. Whilst dropping off our coats, there was a group of familiar looking rock star types meeting up for the evening. The first person I recognised was Ron Mael of Sparks, who I instantly recalled from his memorable TOTP appearances in the 70’s. I then picked out his brother Russell with a…

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