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:: Wednesday, March 22, 2006
It is a splendid experience to watch someone say what needs to be said. In this case, it's James Spader on the show Boston Legal. He may be talking to a fictional jury, but he's really talking to every American. Never was the case for democracy so articulately and compellingly -- and entertainingly -- distilled into an argument that lasts just a few minutes.
Video here (Mac users will need Flip4Mac to play Windows Media Format)
:: Monday, March 20, 2006
Morrissey fan and celebrated author Douglas Coupland flies halfway around the world to meet the singer in Rome and records his impressions after 105 minutes spent with him.
... He's 46 and makes no attempt to 'young himself up'. Admirable.
... He doesn't mind being recognised in public but doesn't like the notion that he has to look 'good' or a certain way.
... His head (this is really weird, and I hope it doesn't go outside the boundaries of taste) is enormous. It's like a huge Charlie Brown parade float head. I walked into the bar to meet him and I saw this guy across the room with this massive head and I thought to myself, 'Man, that's one massive head', and it was Morrissey.
This and many more insightful observations in Coupland's exclusive interview for the Guardian UK.