Syria In Vogue But On The Outer

As the Kofi Annan plan peters out and the shelling of places like Hama and Homs resumes, the international focus on Syria is now focused momentarily on a sideshow, the mysterious disappearance from the Vogue website of a profile on Asma al-Assad first published in March 2011. ( ).  However, some of that original piece … Continue reading

Writers, Readers and the e-Book Revolution

The e-book revolution is now clearly with us.  One report suggests that e-books will be a $9.7 billion market by 2016, a threefold increase from 2011. Two years ago, commuting from Wimbledon to the British Library, my random checks showed that the Kindle accounted for about 20% of book reading on the London Underground.  Recent … Continue reading

Australian Masters At Augusta

This year’s professional golf circuit is about to get serious with players in the Masters at Augusta, Georgia to tee off on Thursday.  For Australians there are few countrymen to follow this year: Aaron Baddeley, Jason Day, Geoff Ogilvy, Adam Scott, John Senden, and the talented amateur Bryden McPherson, winner of last year’s British amateur … Continue reading