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Gore, Myra, Camille & Me

There’s a new edition of Gore Vidal’s best, most prophetic – and by far his funniest – book, Myra Breckinridge.  The protagonist of this 1968 satirical novel, in case you should somehow be unaware of this seminal text, is a… Read More »Gore, Myra, Camille & Me

Cruising the Streets

Mark Simpson gets mixed messages on the High Street   (Another ‘lost’ Attitude column – this one from 1999) It was one of those indecently mild winter days. The sort that makes everyone feel a little bit naughty. As if… Read More »Cruising the Streets

Mark Mothersbaugh’s Mutation

Mark Simpson meets Mr Devo turned Mutato (Details magazine, 1998) Before the First World War, a bunch of Italian avant-gardistes called the Futurists, who didn’t get out much and got turned on by steam trains, thought technology offered the possibility… Read More »Mark Mothersbaugh’s Mutation