Michael Woods' London Review of Books piece on Vincente Minnelli's The Bad and the Beautiful led me to this clip. Woods describes it as "the one truly terrible moment" in the film, and he's right. The scene is labored and campy (Elaine Stewart's acting as "that low woman Lila" is awful) but -- but!
Katie Hopkins fat-shaming the obese is pointless we already blame ourselves
The former Apprentice stars new TV show will perpetuate a culture of self-loathing. Exactly what the pedlars of fatness want Katie Hopkins, a former contestant on The Apprentice , plans to gain three stone in weight in order to lose it for a television programme. Hopkins is mostly famous for her unique views on topics of the day, with highlights including: Ginger babies. Like a baby. Just so ...
In defence of the British tourist
Why do we long to find holiday resorts devoid of own own countrymen? Britons on holiday are civilised, appreciative and unpretentious, says Anthony Peregrine
In defence of Brits abroad
Why do we long to find holiday resorts devoid of own own countrymen? Stop the ridiculous self-loathing, says Anthony Peregrine - Britons on holiday are civilised, appreciative and unpretentious
On In-House Self-Loathing: I Used To Be Smart!
I used to be smart. I read cases. I ginned up clever distinctions. I examined witnesses and knew what the evidence said. I argued appeals. I wrote real, substantive articles. I spoke at CLE classes — both to maintain my (and my firm’s) profile and ...