And so the ongoing quest for reasonably priced live music brought me to the ICA on the Mall to see San Diego alt-rock quintet, Delta Spirit, for the bargain price of just £8.50. And what a fantastic treat it was too.
On a recent stop-over in Houston, Texas, I visited a friend and saw how the other half lived. OK, so maybe not quite half get to live like this. But it was nice, and I'm ready to go.
So do you take the chance to see Joaquin Phoenix for the last time on the big screen, now that he's quit Hollywood? Yes. After all you get Gwyneth Paltrow thrown in too!
The Donmar is always an exciting place to attend a preview, and on this night, excitement was in the air.
At a rather (im)perfect time comes the perfect novel: Hell Bent on Success. Appropriately enough, it's written by a former investment banker with more than a little mischief lurking in his clearly active imagination.
Knowing turned out to be a case of: "Thanks for trying to tell me, but I’d rather not know..."
What better reason to visit the cinema than to watch Flash of Genius. A feel-good movie about an underdog taking on the might of the American car makers, based on a true story. And yes, I do love a true story!
When I first heard about Twitter last year, I thought the name was cute, but wondered - who needs a site dedicated to status updates when we have Facebook? "It's the latest phenomenon that no one knows how to make money on," said my husband. "At some point you have to write about it."
An evening of live music at The Comedy Pub. It sounds unlikely, but The Comedy Pub is in fact a superb small venue for bands and is in an excellent central London location. And what's more, you usually get to see at least four bands for a fiver. Surely a bargain, no?
“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe…” When making the 2000 documentary On the Edge of Blade Runner, I asked Rutger Hauer why he thought Harrison Ford was so reluctant to talk about what is now considered a timeless sci-fi classic.
Russell Crowe’s dramatic directorial debut shared top honours with Jennifer Kent’s brilliant The Babadook at the Australian Academy of Film and Television Arts awards in January.