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Ann Patchett:’ If writers are to survive we must take responsibility for ourselves and our manufacture’

Published in Odd and Fun on 20th July 2017

The author explores buying her own bookstore, the bequest of divorce and referring to herself in the third person In the windowpane above Ann Patchetts desk is a small steel and enamel sign that reads: What good shall I do this day? This simple dictum is the engine of Patchetts world, both on the sheet […]

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Split still No 1 at US box office as A Dog’s Purpose scampers into second

Published in Odd and Fun on 17th July 2017

James McAvoys bravura turn facilitated M Night Shyamalans film hamper the top spot, while A Dogs Purpose dodged contention and Resident Evil crept in M Night Shyamalans improvement as a commercial thrust was underlined by the figures for his multiple-personality thriller Splits second week at the US box office: it held on to the No […]

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Stanley Kubrick and me: designing the posting for A Clockwork Orange

Published in Odd and Fun on 15th July 2017

Philip Castles airbrushed artwork features on book extends for David Bowie and Pulp but his lurid imagery for A Clockwork Orange abides his most notorious work he recollects his love with the director Philip Castle indicates me into his front room to assure the naked lady on her knees next to the family piano. The […]

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Johnny Depp thanks fans for rely at People’s Choice awardings

Published in Odd and Fun on 13th July 2017

The actor, who lately finalised his divorce, experienced a platform finish alongside the likes of Tom Hanks, Blake Lively and Finding Dory which was named good picture Johnny Depp has thanked the public for their substantiate in the aftermath of his divorce from Amber Heard, a few days after the procedure was finalised. Depp, who […]

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Isabella Rossellini:’ There is no work between 45 and 60 – you’re in limbo’

Published in Odd and Fun on 10th July 2017

At 43, Isabella Rossellini was sacked as the appearance of Lancme. Now, 20 years on, shes been rehired. She talks movies, her father, Ingrid Bergman, and her rollercoaster life In 1996, when Isabella Rossellini was about to turn 44, she was sacked. After 14 years as the look and spokesperson of Lancme cosmetics, she was […]

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‘Bloody’ Sam Peckinpah: wasted, crazed and indestructibly pure

Published in Odd and Fun on 9th July 2017

The firstly major retrospective of his work in 20 times begin to New York, but is Bloody Sams reputation for blood and guts well-earned or slightly skewed? Only a loony used to call this innovation! Its not art! Its not cinema! Its pure squandered stupidity! That reaction-card from the Kansas City sneak preview of The […]

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What a society chooses to remember and forget: the conflict for New Zealand’s history | Vincent O’Malley

Published in Odd and Fun on 8th July 2017

Those who tell Maori to stop living in the past rarely relate the same reasoning to first world war commemorations. Is New Zealand mature enough to own its history? Early in 2014 groupings of school students from a small town in rural areas in New Zealand took a journey to some nearby historical sites. Navigated […]

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Watership Down author Richard Adams dies aged 96

Published in Odd and Fun on 5th July 2017

Adams novel first published in 1972 becomes one of the bestselling children books of all time Richard Adams, the author of Watership Down, has died aged 96. A statement on the books official website supposed: Richards much-loved family announce with sadness that their dear father-god, grandpa, and great-grandfather passed away quietly at 10 pm on […]

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David Bowie: “the mens” who thrilled “the worlds”

Published in Odd and Fun on 4th July 2017

From glam to neo-soul to his mysterious final album, David Bowie remained one pace onward throughout a prophetic vocation that pushed sex and social boundaries. Alexis Petridis honours a bright enigma When David Bowies final book, Blackstar, was exhausted on 8 January, a great deal of energy was expended trying to unpick the melodics. As […]

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George Clinton on funk, touring and staying relevant at 75

Published in Odd and Fun on 2nd July 2017

The famed vocalist is witnessing his sun on the ascendant with a new tour, brand-new albums and a supergroup saving him on the straight and narrow As a major architect of funk, George Clinton deserves a place in music biography alongside James Brown and Sly Stone. His employment, subsequently remixed and reworked in a string […]

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