Spy gear! The best part is the spy wigs of course; so curious about what they actually looked like on him. They seem… unlikely but maybe were very flattering on.
“But one phrase in particular, from the interview, is worth dwelling on: “I figured it was a domestic-violence dispute.” In many times and places, a line like that has been offered as an excuse for walking away, not for helping a woman break down your neighbor’s door. How many women have died as a result? They didn’t yesterday.”
Picture: Sergey Gorshkov/Solent (via Pictures of the day: 29 April 2013 - Telegraph)
“I was always such a good girl, as someone nastily said once, ‘an A student.’ But at this point in my life I’m powerfully aware that there isn’t an unlimited amount of time ahead, that if you don’t please yourself, then you please nobody, and that nobody will ever care more about what I write than I do. Which is a liberation, really.”
— In love with Claire Messud lately.
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“As anyone even vaguely familiar with lefty infighting knows, the memory of the anarchist is long and thorough, so after Thatcher died on Monday, some of the old guard and fellow travellers dutifully showed up.”
The Montreux Palace Hotel was built in an age when it was thought that things would last. It is on the very shores of Switzerland’s Lake Geneva, its balconies and iron railings look across the water, its yellow-ocher awnings are a touch of color in the winter light. It is like a great sanitarium or museum. There are Bechstein pianos in the public rooms, a private silver collection, a Salon de Bridge. This is the hotel where the novelist Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov and his wife, Véra, live. They have been here for 14 years. One imagines his large and brooding reflection in the polished glass of bookcases near the reception desk where there are bound volumes of the Illustrated London News from the year 1849 to 1887, copies of Great Expectations, The Chess Games of Greco and a book called Things Past, by the Duchess of Sermoneta. — What it looked like, that time James Salter wrote about Nabakov for People Magazine: An Old Magician Named Nabokov Writes and Lives in Splendid Exile : People.com (via alexanderchee)
David Bowie as Tilda Swinton, with Tilda Swinton as David Bowie
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Kelly Brook, Our Lady Of The Selfies -
Exemplar of liberated womanhood or the ultimate female chauvinist pig? You decide!