Where there’s smoke there’s fire? Rumours about Anna Wintour

Wednesday, 23 February, 2011

The rumours I heard about Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, as featured in fashion documentary The September Issue, and said to be the inspiration for the hard-nosed fashion editor Miranda Priestly, played by Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada, would surely make your ears burn.

While we’re on the topic of New York fashionistas, whether actual or otherwise, some photos of the behind the scenes action from last week’s semi-annual New York Fashion Week.

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The enduring popularity of rumours and urban myths

Wednesday, 5 May, 2010

Urban myths and rumours may have some mild entertainment value, but little else…

People don’t much want to know the truth. They just want a story that amuses them, confirms their biases, or makes the world a more wondrous place.

As for relying on such tales so as to see the world as “a more wondrous place”, perhaps people need to get out of the house more often?

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Stone Roses threaten reunion shows, and, and, a third album??

Thursday, 19 March, 2009

The Stone Roses are a story of rock excess in their own right in that they produced just two albums in the 12 years they were an act. Now rumours are swirling of their reformation and plans to play a string of shows in Europe and the US later this year.

Despite only recording two albums in their 12 years as a band, the Stone Roses’ best years coincided with the halcyon days of “Madchester”, contributing heavily to the city’s reputation as a place of burgeoning talent and fun. Their 1989 debut is consistently named in top 100 albums lists.

(Ok, I made up the bit about the third album… but it’s been 15 years since the last one, so another must surely be imminent?)

Update: nope, the whole thing is off, or rather, is “unfounded” according to the band’s erstwhile guitarist, John Squire.

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