Tag Archives: Robbie Williams

Shameless Slashiness

I’m not much of a Robbie Williams fan. ‘Bromance’ leaves me cold. And I hated Brokeback Mountain. But per­haps I’m a big softy really because I rather like this video for Williams’ single ‘Shame’ which brings all these themes together, adds a hairy Gary Barlow, Robbie’s once-reviled Take That col­lab­or­ator, and takes its top off. […]

Why doesn’t America love Robbie Williams?

by Mark Simpson (Originally appeared on Salon.com, April 2003) It’s tough grow­ing up British. Not just for all the obvi­ous Austin Powers-esque reas­ons, such as our medi­eval dentistry, endemic mold prob­lems and epi­demic dandruff, but for some­thing much more exist­en­tial. The British are great and enthu­si­astic believ­ers in Original Sin. In Britain, would you Adam and […]

Curiouser and Curiouser: the Strange ‘Disappearance’ of Male Bisexuality

The recent spate of media reports of the com­mon­ness of female bisexu­al­ity — and the ‘non-existence’ of the male vari­ety — inclines Mark Simpson to won­der why we seem to be kid­ding ourselves about the real, red-blooded nature of the ‘bi-curious’ times we’re liv­ing in Male bisexu­al­ity doesn’t exist. Or it’s very, very rare. Or it’s really […]