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CUTTING-EDGE LITERARY NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBAL VILLAGE

by Andrew Gallix

COPYRIGHT © 2004, 2005, 3 A.M. MAGAZINE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

THE MISSING LINKS 01/18/2004

Germaine Greer escapes from Big Brother (more over here). A review of James Hawes' brilliant new novel. An extract from blog-to-book sensation Belle de Jour, allegedly the diary of a London call girl. The ever-brilliant Spike magazine publish an extract from Bertie Marshall's forthcoming punk memoir Berlin, Bromley. There's a Neal Pollack story in the Mississippi Review. An extract from Ian McEwan's Collateral Damage. The Bravery and Bloc Party tipped for the top in 2005 by the Beeb. Both bands also make it on to the NME's Faces of 2005 list (this way for Bloc Party mp3s). Chris Mitchell of Spike reviews Ben Myers' The Book of Fuck. Haruki Murakami's Kafka on the Shore is reviewed in The Guardian. The last Ramone standing. Edwardian life captured on film. The 2005 edition of the Bloggies. A new home for London Photobloggers. Excellent newish literary blog: Scarecrow. The Mac mini: everybody's talking about it. Pete Doherty live on New Year's Eve (more Doherty here). Alex Kapranos, Franz Ferdinand's frontman, is to give a headline lecture (on Scotland's contribution to modern music) at this year's Edinburgh Lectures. Censorship issues: Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's controversial play, Salman Rushdie and the British government's proposed law on religious hatred and Jerry Springer -- The Opera on BBC2. Joe Gordon, the editor of a satirical blog, loses his job at a Waterstone's branch in Edinburgh. Political Idol. A short story by John Haskell in Nerve.com. In Black Book magazine: Richard Hell's movie reviews (see Richard Marshall's interview with Hell for 3:AM). Frogs hop over the Channel. The Guardian's 2005 book diary. The mighty Jonathan Coe discusses the telly adaptation of The Rotters' Club, his coming-of-age novel set in the Seventies.



THE MISSING LINKS 12/17/2004

The Independent on the revival of Polari in London. It's going to be a naughty Xmas! Elefant live in session at Xfm. Literary bloggers meet up in New York (brooklynvegan). More on Jeanette Winterson's deli. Tom Wolfe wins this year's Bad Sex awards. Yet more Babyshambles chaos (while Carl Barat plays with his Chavs supergroup). Paul Morley on Jonathan Ross's punk days. Paul Hamilton, a 40-year-old postman from London: "All the beggars make a beeline for me on the street. It's my soft features. I can't bear it. So now I leap in first and say, 'Got 50p, mate?', and if they reply, 'I was going to ask you for 20p,' I say, 'Just give us 30p then.'" The new Glen Baxter reviewed in The Observer. Apparently, a variety of vegetable is lost every six hours! The Yes Men. Celebrating 1000 British number ones (including Blur's Alex James and The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde). Jingle boobs. Happy Xmas -- see you next year!







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