JOSEPHINE BAKER : BLACK DIVA IN A WHITE MAN'S WORLD

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Ask anyone today what they know about the great Josephine Baker and they will inevitably trot out the fact that she scandalized tout Paris in the 1920’s by dancing wearing nothing more than a bunch of bananas.  In this (far too short) film on her life we learn there was so much more to this … Continue reading



WHERE DO WE GO NOW?

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If we believed Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki’s wonderfully preposterous concept that if all the villages in the Middle East were run by women there would by no conflicts or war at all.  In this delightful satirical tale she actually has us believe that in one such case, it is more than feasible, it’s actually possible. … Continue reading




TOM WOLFE GETS BACK TO BLOOD

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Now in his ‘80’s, the writer and journalist Tom Wolfe is regarded as one of America’s great literary giants. Not just highly-successful but as an ingenious self-promoter quite infamous too.  One whose works are well read and reviewed although not necessary well-regarded by all his literary peers. In the early part of his writing career … Continue reading



FOLLOW MY VOICE : WITH THE MUSIC OF HEDWIG

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Back in 2003 Chris Slusarenko a record producer had the idea of getting some cutting-edge musicians to record a tribute album consisting of all the songs from ‘Hedwig and The Angry Inch’.  And all the proceeds from the sales of the album would go towards helping fund the Harvey Milk School for gay, bisexual and … Continue reading



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