London Spy: A Review

BBC has broadcast the first of five parts of London Spy. During build-up to this first episode, all kinds of allegations were thrown about by all kinds of people, mainly because the main characters are all gay, I suppose. Now the real thing is out and open to all to assess, I hope we can get back to what really counts. I for my part was entertained and impressed. The latter is mainly due to the work of director Jakob Verbruggen.

Ben Wishaw and Edward Holcroft in
London Spy

Last Minute Halloween Costumes

You forgot to go shopping for a Halloween costume or had decided not to go to the party and now changed your mind? There are lots of ways you can rustle up a cheap Halloween costume with what you find at home. You'll look sexy in any of the costume designs I have found for you. Just take a look at the pictures and take it from there.



Climbing the Olympic Stadium

If you like climbing in unusual places, then the Olympic Stadium in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, might be the ticket. You can climb all over the roof, abseil onto the running track, or use the steel cable running over the arena below. All these tours are guided and perfectly safe to go to. And you'll get all the specialized information for the price of one.


Julian Gross, tour guide
Olympic Stadium, Munich

Edouard Louis on Eddy Bellegueule

I said somewhere else that Berlin is everywhere, but so is rural France. Edouard Louis is a young French writer who wrote the novel 'En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule' at the age of 18. It was published in France last year and is currently being translated into 20 languages. It was a bestseller. It caused a scandal with the busybodies that sell censure called political correctness and was greeted as a revelation by realists, writers, and able-minded literary critics alike.

Edouard Louis

The Royals: Not Bad Enough

When a TV channel like E placed at the bottom of the good TV channels' list announced its own scripted series, you had to prepare for the worst. When they called it 'The Royals', you really wondered what they intended to do about it. Now the first installment has been aired. And it was bad, really bad. But not bad enough.


William Moseley