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Kate Mossman is the New Statesman's features editor.
"I sit in meetings, imagining swimming pool water in my mouth."
The actor on therapy, eggs and aerial gymnastics.
The 88-year-old writer on truth-telling, the Irish backstop and the elusive “love object” that has haunted her life.
She's played with Jeff Beck, Herbie Hancock, Jackson Browne, Chick Corea. Their sensibilities were also hers - no matter that they're men born almost exclusively in the 1940s.
The Hollies gave them a lift once. Another time they hitchhiked up the M1, after Ray Davies, then about 19, refused to lend them enough for a ticket back to Coventry
I tell Galen that I found interviewing her father strangely upsetting and she says, “then we are the same.”
When Lana Del Rey emerged she was attacked for being inauthentic. But her strange brand of brooding, bruised Americana now seems to fit the times.
A renowned “sensualist”, in losing his sense of smell the INXS frontman had been left “floating in space”, deprived of the essence of his being.
The godmother of punk on talking to Dylan, Trump and a snapping turtle.
To produce each issue of Strong Words, which contains around a hundred book reviews, Ed Needham works seven days a week, with just one Sunday off in every six-week press cycle.