Review: Terry Gilliam’s The Damnation of Faust

I had a lot of trepidation about the ENO production of Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust; not because Gilliam hadn’t done opera before, which seemed to put some people off—after all what better to do with an over-sized imagination than put it to use in the heightened spectacle of opera?—but because of the trailer and…

Publishing News & Connecticut Bound

Over at Night and Day, The Spectator’s Arts blog, I have an introduction to erotic fiction that will give you some  steamy reading for this rainy day. Simon always gives me such interesting assignments; I find it amusing that the newspaper is so conservative and its Arts blog so liberal. Of necessity, this is only…