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Intellectual MOT

Some thoughts on the enquiring mind, slang, and judging a book by its cover - in correspondence with Tia Goonaratna. – For The Sunday Leader

Good show(?)! – Mozart Undone

His circus-like extravaganzas have sliced and diced The Beatles, played fast and loose with Bob Dylan, and spawned successful imitations across the theatre scene in his native Denmark. Now the gleefully wilful director-cum-ringmaster Nikolaj Cederholm brings his trademark ‘theatre concert’ to London’s Barbican, to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s temporary residence in the British [...]

Pieces of ‘im

Music-type interview with celebrity-portraitist Rich Hardcastle. – For Sinfini Music

Zona (my other Valentine)

A Q&A about a book about a film about a journey… ft. Geoff Dyer. – For Guernica

On tennis, Twitter and telly

Out-takes plus trailer for my forthcoming Geoff Dyer Q&A. – For Guernica

Paul, mate, you’ve got red on yer.

Interview with Paul Bettany, vis-a-vis his tricky and unglamorous role in Broken Lines. – For theartsdesk

Q&A with Sir John Tomlinson – 2

Part 2 – in which we discuss beards, Hungarian, and why the English can’t sing in English. – For theartsdesk

Q&A with Sir John Tomlinson – 1

Part 1 – in which we discuss sleaze, the ecstasy of old men, and why the Ring cycle is just like real life. – For theartsdesk

Fun times – with Barry, Ed, Eddie, Greg, Holly, Karl, Ricky, Rob/Steve, Stephen, Terry and Tim(s).

Q&A with Rich Hardcastle, photographer of comedians. – For theartsdesk

Interview(ed)

(for the British School in Colombo yearbook 2010/11) 1. So, what’s with the beard? After I graduated from the War Studies Faculty at KCL I rather fancied myself as a war correspondent, so I grew the beard. Then I just rather fancied myself. 2. We somehow get the impression that you are always very sarcastic [...]