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I ink, therefore I am

On the choice and acquisition of my one and only tattoo. – For The Oldie

NEWS AT A GLANCE

. The Queen won a first prize for bantams at the King’s Lynn Fur and Feather Society’s show. — The Nelson Evening Mail, January 6 1909 . In LA there is a chess set designed for the East India Company, featuring Sikh soldiers vs Afghans. Among a certain kind of people, being ‘passionate about Israel/Palestine’ [...]

NEWS AT A GLANCE

. Our Eastern allies have just spent £2,000,000 in equipping a Government steel works. — The Nelson Evening Mail, September 8 1908 . Ben Stokes is the sixth Englishman to have his name on the honours boards at Lord’s for both batting and bowling. The smell of hot food is not very common on building sites. Annalise was [...]

A complete list of all those who have gone fishing, according to Benjamin Britten

1) Old Joe 2) Young Joe 3) You Know

I’ll play along (after Da Ponte)

You wanna dance, you little count? You wanna dance? If you really wanna dance then I’ll dig out the banjo. Why not? I’ll play along with you. If you wanna learn how I’ll even show you the moves: I could teach you a thing or two. I will, I will – I promise! But gently [...]

La Fille du régiment

Donizetti’s silliness at the ROH, reviewed. – For theartsdesk

The life and times of Sir Jonathan Miller

BBC2′s Arena on one of the last remaining Renaissance men. – For theartsdesk

theASHtray, vol.5

In which we hear more about Klinghoffer, camp terrorism, vultures, fake boobs, Cape Town, Debussy, The West Wing, and the aftermath of sex with Willie Nelson. – For theartsdesk

theASHtray, vol.4

Carry on up the hillbillies, the questionable merits of Aïda, and why the CIA employs so many jazz nerds. – For theartsdesk

Don Johnny

Review of Mozart’s-Don-Giovanni-in-a-new-version-by-Robin-Norton-Hale at the Soho Theatre. – For theartsdesk