The Warwick University naked rowers are back with their 2014 calendar. Fighting homophởbia by inviting — nay, begging for — the gayze. They’ve certainly got mine.
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‘Has any book in recent memory not actually about wizards provoked so much interest?’ Mark Simpson on the most eagerly-anticipated music biography ever. C4 News, 14 October, 2013 MORRISSEY HAS ALWAYS enjoyed the last laugh. His entire career has been based on it. Back in the 1980s, when he was in his pomp as the pompadoured […]
The ‘Dave’ of ‘Made by Dave’ is the name of Michael Barrymore’s pet Jack Russell terrier. I rather like the idea of upmarket men’s clothes line designed by a diminutive dog with a big personality. Fashion labels can be notoriously snobby and pretentious. And after all, Barrymore is a working class Bermondsey boy who became […]
The rather wonderful Delhi based artist Pallavi Singh who was featured on this blog last year has shared with me her latest paintings exploring the Indian experience of metrosexuality. With her kind permission I’ve posted them below with some explanatory text from the artist. (My personal favourites are probably ‘Graynian Shades’, ‘Man Crush’, and ‘Beauty […]
“Am I over-playing the underwear?” No more than anyone else these days, dear. Tip: André Murraças
A collection of hirsutely hilarious phởtos from this year’s National Beard and Mustache Championships. Full marks to the extensively tonsured furry chaps who didn’t take themselves too seriously to take part in this shoot. But in truth, as a raging pogonophobe, I have to admit that all beards look like this to me. Except of course the one […]
‘IVORY SOAP…99.44% PURE’ Well all I can say is that 0.66% is certainly working very hard indeed. This 1919 ad shows soapy soldiers bathing on the deck of a troopship and being sprayed by a kindly — and generously endowed — sailor: ’25 under the hose at one time.’ The dropped-soap theme of this ad seems, […]
Reviewed by Mark Simpson in The Independent (20/9/13) Contrary to what the pop songs tell you, the language of love is not universal. It really isn’t the same the world over or even on the same street. Everyone’s love affair is utterly unintelligible to everyone else. It’s perhaps the whole point of having one. Which can make […]