Category Archives: Books

The Crush Series: Interview with Ian Worboys

Monkey Crush, by Ian Worboys, with illustrations by Silke Diehl   Ian Worboys didn’t grow up with the idea of becoming a writer of children’s books. But he discovered early on that rhyming poetry helped him overcome dislexya. And as … Read More

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Read Instead…in Print

“I was an alien there (in Hollywood). I loved solitude.” One of the most distinctive actors of the silent era, Louise Brooks, could write, too. Lulu in Hollywood, gathering her essays on Hollywood and its stars, is such a unique point of view that it’s made me realise how very few writers search for truth, observe and see with their own eyes Read More

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May Newsletter: On Watching

    Photos: Classiq Journal     I used to say that classic films should be made more available to audiences. Now I am inclined to take my words back. So many films are now available and so many people … Read More

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Read Instead…in Print

“Beautiful journalism”, John Huston said about Lillian Ross’ book Picture. What I believe Lillian Ross captured first and foremost, and so well and effortlessly, was that rare quality that John Huston had for looking at and making art with enthusiasm and curiosity but without intellectualisation. She was able to capture the essence of the artist, with his many facets, just by reporting the facts. Read More

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Leaving Space for the Reader’s Imagination: Interview with Marianne Dubuc

”Le lion et l’oiseau” (“The Lion and the Bird”). Marianne Dubuc   If we had the courage to trust our imagination, to leave things unexplained, to find our own answers, to accept the mystery of not knowing everything, to constantly … Read More

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