Still Ill: Narcissism is Sick Again

Terrible news! Call off the Xmas Party at Men's Health magazine! Cancel the male strippers and the buckets of (low-fat) blancmange! Self-love isn't going to be rehabilitated after all. At least not by the shrinks. Professionally speaking, it will remain the love the dare not speak its name … Continue reading

Tartphones

Martin Lindstrom writing in The NYT today ('You Love your iPhone. Literally.') claims to have found evidence, using fancy-pants neuro-imaging technology, that people are not 'addicted' to their smartphones as is commonly suggested, but rather, 'love' them. And not, like, ironically. Or like 'I … Continue reading

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