Quentin Crisp & Hurtian Crisp

The Naked Civil Servant is the best and funniest TV drama ever made. And I’m sorry, but it’s a scientific fact. And like its subject it could only have been made in the UK.  Even if Crisp said he hated England - and he did, over and over again. So many lines in Philip Mackie's superb … Continue reading

Transexy Alex Reid

Yesterday's Daily Star tells us, in a news item that seems to be full of invisible exclamation marks, that 'The hunky cage-fighting lover of sexy Kate Price is a secret cross-dresser called Roxanne{!!!}.' Muscleman Alex Reid, 34, has had the dual identity throughout his adult life.  As … Continue reading

The End of Michael Jacksonism

By Mark Simpson (Edited from a feature that originally appeared the Independent on Sunday in July 1997, titled ‘Now the end is near’) Only a Michael Jackson gig could begin with a ten-minute computer-generated sci-fi video which obviously cost more than most artists can muster for an … Continue reading