Reading for a Sunday afternoon

(When not watching the OC, that is. Love OC. Hate T4. Who is that moron “interviewing” Josh Schwartz?)

How the west was spun, Annie Proulx on the heroic myth of the American west

…And Howard Zinn on myths of American exceptionalism

Salman Rushdie on facts

Blake Morrison on Richard Ingrams on William Cobbett

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu in verse

Antony Gormley (you’ve just got to see what he’s made this time…)

JG Ballard claims to be hooked on CSI. I found myself wondering whether it was quite the same CSI (the original, never the spinoffs) that I’ve been hooked on for several years. Hmm.

Germaine Greer on photography and politics

Right, OC’s on. More later.

Coffee. Mmmm, coffee. Is it too hot for coffee this afternoon? Maybe not if I make it with ice cream

I so want to go to this new Stubbs exhibition.

Horation Nelson. It’s the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar this October, so there’s going to be a lot of Nelsonia over the coming months.

Dressing down at the Civil Service. (C4 News viewers will know that this story prompted Jon Snow to strip in the studio during the week. Shocking. Jon without his funky ties? Unthinkable!)

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