The great Marina Abramovic

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I can’t pretend to be impartial. She’s terrific, and her show at the Serpentine this summer, if it’s anything like it’s predecessor at MoMA, should be a hit. In this interview, she talks about those crazy shows she did in the ’70s when she cut / burned / knocked herself out, and how these kinds of gigs don’t exactly make it easy for her to get (and keep) a date. Read the whole thing here>>

Interview with Diane Keaton

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In which she defends Woody Allen. Read the whole thing here>>

Interview with Michael Lewis

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The writer and scourge of Wall Street talked over lunch in LA about his new book, Flash Boys, and how we’d all be much better off if mainly dumb people went into banking. Read the whole thing here >>

UK paperback…

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…is out now. Here’s the back cover:

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But my favourite part is the SPINE:

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They just don’t make hair cuts like that anymore. Buy it here.

My Own Private Candy Crush Saga

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I wrote about Candy Crush in the New York Times last week, which seems to have quelled the addiction. Here’s the piece.

In Praise of the Nap

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I wrote this about napping in The Guardian on Wednesday. (Evidence that you can find illustrious examples to justify almost ANY BEHAVIOUR, in this case Churchill, JFK, LBJ and, er, GWB).

Secret Histories

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Nice piece in the New York Times yesterday that mentions my book. (That’s my mum in the photo on the right, wearing a jumper that still takes up half of my closet space.) Read the whole thing here>>

Halloween event in New York city

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It’s this Wednesday, October 30th, at 6.30pm at the Writers Room: 740 Broadway, 12th Floor. It’s going to be fun. If you’re in town and around, come – I’d love to see you. Full details here.

Meeting the amazing Chris Hadfield

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I have, I guess, interviewed more famous people than Chris Hadfield, the former commander of the International Space Station, but I have rarely been so star struck. What is it about astronauts? They’re just a tiny bit better than the rest of us, right? (Although, as you’ll see from the interview, they’re kind of a pain to be married to). Hadfield is unusual not just for the wonder of his space experience, but for his ability to describe it in terms so vivid you get vertigo just from listening to him. It’s one of me favourite stories of the year so far. Read the interview here>>

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