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Create Date with Grace Jones
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Create Date: Bloodlight and Bami with Grace Jones

This week I enjoyed a create date with one of my longtime icons, the beautiful, thrilling, comic, creative master, Grace Jones, filmed by Sophie Fiennes in and “official” biopic, Bloodlight and Bami. “Bloodlight” is the Jamaican words for the red light that comes on when an artist is recording in studio and “bami” for bread. One of the revelations of the movie is that Grace speaks at least four languages, and three of them are versions of English: her voice, expression and gestures change completely, depending on whether she is speaking American English, English English or Jamaican English. Filmed over…

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Publish Your Own Paper

My second favourite people in Lausanne, Switzerland, are the clever, clever people at Paper.li, whose techno-whizzery enables people like us to publish Internet newspapers on niche topics. (The first favourites are my sister-in-law and her husband — Hi Lillie and Peter!). “We think we’re on to something good,” say Paper.li and I Read More

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