The Kitchen Diaries and Toast

The Kitchen Diaries & Toast

I am reading my birthday presents, two books by Nigel Slater. A big, fat, beautifully illustrated hardback called The Kitchen Diaries and a slim paperback called Toast. The former is about seasonal foods in a combination of diary entries and recipes, the latter a biographical sketch of the author’s childhood in the 60s told by … More…

The Habit of Art - Collage

The Habit of Art

[Use the above control to hear a recording of the following text. Go to the following link to download the recording as an MP3 file: http://www.ipernity.com/doc/supercargo/8108085 ] You’re about to hear a review of the National Theatre’s direct-feed broadcast of Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art. The broadcast was made on 22nd April 2010. The … More…

Revolutionary Road

Gothenburg International Film Festival 2009 Revolutionary Road is not Titanic despite Kate and Leo – and both of them have appeared in better films – but as a costume drama it’s certainly worth seeing Suffocation of youthful dreams by 1950s US middle-class norms. None of the characters really sympathetic – mostly rather pathetic. All immature … More…