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Alex Belfield summonsed in relation to stalking offence

Alex Belfield is to appear in court summonsed in relation to a number of stalking offences. The former BBC presenter has been reported for summons for 12 counts of stalking involving fear of violence or serious alarm or distress. The offences relate to a series of incidents reported by eight complainants, some of which date back over the last ten years. Alex Belfield was formally reported for summons today (Friday) and will appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 1 July, where he ...
Tags: Bbc, People, Radio, Nottinghamshire Police, Alex Belfield, Nottingham Magistrates ' Court, Clare Dean

Journalist Janet Malcolm, 86

“A longtime New Yorker staff writer and the author of several books, the Prague native practiced a kind of post-modern style in which she often called attention to her own role in the narrative, questioning whether even the most conscientious observer could be trusted.” – AP
Tags: Art, People, Prague, Janet Malcolm, 06.17.21

More Evidence That Jane Austen Was Probably Anti-Slavery

“Austen’s personal values — namely, whether she supported slavery — have been debated by literary enthusiasts and experts who read her work like a cipher. A new discovery [reveals that her] brother Henry was sent as a delegate to the World Anti-Slavery Convention in 1840.” What’s more, one of Austen’s letters “mentions her love of the work of Thomas Clarkson, an abolitionist author.” – CNN
Tags: Art, People, Jane Austen, Henry, Austen, Thomas Clarkson, 06.16.21

‘Choking On Sanctimony And Lacking In Compassion’: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Slams Social Media’s Social Justice Warriors

“The assumption of good faith is dead. What matters is not goodness but the appearance of goodness. We are no longer human beings. We are now angels jostling to out-angel one another. God help us. It is obscene.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, People, 06.16.21

Big Thinker Edward de Bono, 88

Through his 60-plus books, including The Mechanism of Mind (1969), Six Thinking Hats (1985), How to Have A Beautiful Mind (2004) and Think! Before It’s Too Late (2009), as well as seminars, training courses and a BBC television series, De Bono sought to free us from the tyranny of logic through creative thinking. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Bbc, People, Edward de Bono, de Bono, 06.10.21

Podcast #717: The Fraught, Relatable Relationship Between Winston Churchill and His Son

Winston Churchill once said of his only son: “I love Randolph, but I don’t like him.” It’s a sentiment many a parent with a tumultuous relationship with one of their children can relate to, and well describes both how Winston felt about Randolph, and how Randolph felt about his father. My guest today details Winston and Randolph’s incredibly close and yet terribly complex and combustible relationship in his book, Churchill & Son. His name is Josh Ireland, and we begin our discussion with how ...
Tags: Podcast, London, Life, People, Winston Churchill, Fatherhood, Churchill, Josh, Pamela, Randolph, WINSTON, Josh Ireland, Clementine Randolph, Ben Macintyre How Churchill

Jon Meacham, The Ubiquitous Historian

He is the intellectual of the moment, this soft-spoken biographer of great men. Meacham whispers in the president’s ear and appears on TV constantly. – Harper’s
Tags: Art, People, Harper, Meacham, Jon Meacham, 06.10.21

Richard Baron, Daring Publisher Of Dial Press, Dead At 98

Among the unconventional books that he took on when other publishers wouldn’t were The Armies of the Night, the first of Norman Mailer’s “nonfiction novels”; James Baldwin’s Another Country (Baron let Baldwin stay in his country house while he finished it); and Report from Iron Mountain, an antiwar satire which he and editor E.L. Doctorow marketed as a secret, leaked government study detailing the necessity of constant war to maintain power. As Doctorow later said, “If anyone was the perfect pu...
Tags: Art, People, James Baldwin, Baldwin, Norman Mailer, Doctorow, 06.14.21, Richard Baron He

Inquest: John Le Carré Died After Fall In Bathroom

The author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, fractured his ribs in the fall. – BBC
Tags: Art, People, John Le Carre, 06.14.21

New Executive Editor appointed at BBC Radio Solent

Debby Moyse, currently Deputy UK Editor, BBC Newsgathering at BBC News has been appointed as Executive Editor of BBC Radio Solent. Debby has been with the BBC for over 30 years, starting at BBC Radio Leicester before moving on to be part of the launch team on BBC Radio 5 Live. The appointment comes as the station’s former Editor, Sarah Miller, took voluntary redundancy and left the corporation last year along with six other local radio Editors. Chris Burns Head of Audio and Digital for BBC En...
Tags: UK, England, Digital, Bbc, BBC News, People, Radio, BBC Radio, BBC Radio Leicester, Local Radio, BBC Radio Solent, Station News, Debby, Sarah Miller, Tim Boswell, Debby Moyse

Naomi Wolf Was Once Highly Influential. How Did She Get So Crazy?

With each subsequent decade, Wolf has injected a little more madness into the cesspool of weird that we sometimes call “the discourse.” – The New Republic
Tags: Art, People, Wolf, Naomi Wolf, 06.11.21

Ned Beatty, Prolific Actor Of Stage And Screen, 83

Beatty’s roles “captured the full spectrum of humanity — from sincerity to villainy, buffoonery to tragedy — and made him one of the most versatile performers of his generation.” Beatty: “My great joy is throwing curveballs. Being a star cuts down your effectiveness as an actor, because you become an identifiable part of a product and somewhat predictable. … But I like to surprise the audience, to do the unexpected.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, People, Beatty, Ned Beatty, 06.13.21

Nicky Campbell leaving BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast

Nicky Campbell is moving to a new time slot of 9am till 11am weekdays on 5 Live after almost 20 years at Breakfast. His programme partner of 10 years Rachel Burden will continue on the breakfast show and a new co-host will be announced soon. Nicky says: “It’s why I love 5 Live – hearing from listeners and talking to people about what really does matter to them and their communities. It’s a constant privilege hearing people’s passion, candour, anger and raw honesty. “Our listeners make me l...
Tags: UK, Bbc, People, Radio, Rachel, BBC Radio, Nicky, Bbc Radio 5 Live, Rachel Burden, Nicky Campbell, Heidi Dawson

Gottfried Böhm, The German Expressionist Of Brutalist Architects, Dead At 101

He was one of postwar German’s most prominent architects, and had been the country’s only living Pritzker Prize winner. “His most revered works resemble jagged concrete mountains, among them the town hall in Bensberg in western Germany that he shaped as a grand fortress and crown of the city. So too the massive pilgrimage church in Neviges, near Düsseldorf, seems to have been hewn out of the rock and built to last for eternity. What looks so heavy from the outside yet appears almost weightless ...
Tags: Art, Germany, People, Dusseldorf, 06.10.21, Bensberg, Neviges

Presenter Shaun Keaveny to leave BBC Radio 6 Music

BBC Radio 6 Music afternoon show presenter Shaun Keaveny is leaving BBC Radio 6 Music later this year. The former 6 Music breakfast host will say goodbye to the network in September. Shaun says: “Things change, places change, people change, and it’s time for a change, after 14 years (it will seem longer to many) I’m leaving 6 Music. “You have been there through births, marriages, deaths, divorces, get togethers, break ups, great sandwiches, bad curries, deceased pets, the lot. “You have ...
Tags: Bbc, People, Radio, Small Claims Court, BBC Radio, Shaun, Shaun Keaveny, Bbc Radio 6 Music, Maida Vale, Samantha Moy, Shaun W Keaveny

Absolute Radio Country hires Ricky Marshall as Programme Manager

Absolute Radio Country has signed up BBC Radio 2 producer Ricky Marshall as its new Programme Manager. Ricky will lead the station on the next stage of its journey, developing its vision and content as well as its integration into the wider Absolute Radio brand. He joins from his current role producing the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2. As well as producing Ken Bruce and Jo Whiley, Ricky has produced much of Radio 2’s Country Music content including the CMA awards coverage. Absolute...
Tags: People, Radio, Nashville, Cma, BBC Radio, Ricky, Ken Bruce, Sam Palladio, Paul Sylvester, Absolute Radio Country, Ricky Marshall, Jo Whiley Ricky, Country Music Absolute Radio Country

Stuart Silver, Museum Designer Who Pioneered Blockbuster Shows, Dead At 84

“As the inventive design director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art [under director Thomas Hoving] in the 1960s and ’70s, [he] turned the presentation of art into a gasp-inducing genre of theater” — most famously in the Treasures of Tutankhamun exhibition of 1978-79 — “giving the staid institution mass appeal and inspiring widespread changes in the style and spirit of museum exhibitions.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Thomas Hoving, 06.09.21

New Chief Technology Officer appointed at Ofcom

Ofcom has appointed Sachin Jogia from Amazon as its new Chief Technology Officer. Sachin Jogia will join Ofcom as CTO in October after nine years at Amazon, where he is currently the General Manager for Alexa Smart Home International – overseeing the development of the company’s voice-activated services. He has also held senior technology roles at AOL and As Chief Technology Officer, Sachin will lead Ofcom’s work to support innovation across the broadcasting, telecoms, wirel...
Tags: Amazon, UK, People, Radio, Ofcom, Aol, Bill, Cto, Sachin, Dame Melanie Dawes, Sachin Jogia, Alexa Smart Home International, Telecoms Security Bill

Graeme Ferguson, Co-Inventor Of IMAX, Dead At 91

After he and his brother-in-law, Roman Kroitor, created documentaries for Expo 67 in Montreal that used multiple screens and projectors, they decided to invent a single large-format projector. By the mid-1970s, they had established the technology and made and shown a few highly praised nature documentaries, but it took many years to overcome producer and exhibitor skepticism and get IMAX accepted as the popular spectacular it ultimately became — and Ferguson was the top creative mind behind the...
Tags: Art, People, Ferguson, Montreal, Roman Kroitor, 06.06.21, Graeme Ferguson

Kirill Serebrennikov Barred From Leaving Russia To Attend Cannes Festival

The award-winning, beleaguered dissident — famous recently for his dance and opera productions — is also a filmmaker, and he has a new title, Petrov’s Flu, in competition at Cannes this year. He wrote the screenplay while under house arrest pending trial on an embezzlement cased widely considered to be trumped-up; he was convicted on that charge last June and given a three-year suspended sentence, during which he is forbidden to leave Russian territory. – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, People, Cannes, Petrov, Kirill Serebrennikov, 06.07.21

Chloe Straw appointed Managing Director of AudioUK

Chloe Straw has been named as the new Managing Director of AudioUK, replacing Will Jackson. Chloe was previously Head of Content and Production at We Are Grape, where she has been for the last four years, in addition to working as a social media strategist. She will take up her post at AudioUK on 17 June. Her prior involvement with AudioUK includes being a Board member for two years from 2017, in addition to which she was the Head of Digital for its training arm Audiotrain. Her career has in...
Tags: UK, Digital, Bbc, People, Production, Radio, Board, Tim Wilson, Tim, Chloe, Will Jackson, Business Affairs, Chloe Straw, Audiouk, Will Jackson Chloe, Somethin' Else Chloe

Richard Robinson, Who Made Scholastic Into A Children’s Publishing Powerhouse, Dead At 84

“[His] nearly five decades at the head of the company shaped it into one of the world’s most prominent and recognizable publishers of children’s literature” — including the Baby-Sitters Club, Captain Underpants, Hunger Games and Harry Potter books — “and an influential education and media company.” – Publishers Weekly
Tags: Art, People, Harry Potter, Richard Robinson, Baby Sitters Club, 06.06.21, Children 's Publishing Powerhouse

James Whale returns to the late show on talkRADIO

James Whale is heading back to the late show with talkRADIO. He last hosted the 10pm show during the first incarnation of Talk Radio in the 90s and has more recently been on evenings at the digital station. James Whale said: “Nearly 50 years ago I started my radio life with Metro Radio in Newcastle and because I had what they described as a ‘late night voice’ they put me on at 10 o’clock at night. “I moved around radio stations and then eventually was asked by Yorkshire Television to do somet...
Tags: People, Radio, Newcastle, James, Trisha, Yorkshire Television, Cristo Foufas, Talkradio, James Whale, Metro Radio, Dennie Morris, Trisha Goddard, Weekend Breakfast Cristo

Conductor And Soundmaker Yoshi Wada, Of Fluxus Art Collective, Has Died At 77

Wada wrote and performed music that “was characterized by dense, sustained sounds that could create mind-bending acoustic effects. He borrowed widely from different musical traditions — Indian ragas, Macedonian folk singing and Scottish bagpipes — all while supporting his musical life by working in construction” – which meant that sometimes, tools of the trade (like plumbing pipes) became instruments. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Wada, 06.05.21, Soundmaker Yoshi Wada

Sophie Rivera, Photographer Of Puerto Rican New York, 82

Rivera began by asking her neighbors to be her subjects. “The images she made were majestic four-by-four-foot prints of everyday New Yorkers of all ages. They were time-stamped by their hair styles and clothing as citizens of the 1970s and ’80s, but they were made eternal by their direct gazes, formal poses and the nimbus of light with which Ms. Rivera surrounded them. Vivien Raynor of The New York Times likened these Nuyorican Portraits, as they were known, to the portraits of Édouard Manet; T...
Tags: Art, People, New York Times, Times, Rivera, Holland Cotter, 06.04.21, Sophie Rivera, Vivien Raynor

Frederike Mayrocker, Grande Dame Of German Language Poets, 96

Mayröcker, an Austrian, earned acclaim as a formally inventive poet, but her writing “ranged far more widely, producing an immense body of work that encompassed nearly every literary genre: novels, memoirs, children’s books, drama and radio plays as well as poetry. (Only a handful of her works have been translated into English.)” Perhaps that should change. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, 06.04.21, Frederike Mayrocker Grande Dame

Escaping The ‘Teen On Disney’ Trap

Olivia Rodrigo has figured out something that few have before her. There’s” a shift within the Disney sphere, which has apparently evolved enough to allow its stars to curse while still holding down jobs on PG-rated television.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Disney, People, Rodrigo, 06.02.21

Luis Biasotto, Argentine Dancer And Choreographer, Dies Of COVID At 49

Biasotto was the co-founder of Grupo Krapp with his longtime artistic partner, Luciana Acuña, who wrote, “Luis moved comfortably in the abyss. The emptiness, besides giving him panic, gave him peace of mind. A brave being, by nature. A contemporary hero out of a Marvel comic book. To rehearse with Luis was not being able to stop admiring him, to be surprised at every moment, to burst out with laughter and to be certain of sharing the world with a being from another planet.” – Dance Magazine ...
Tags: Art, People, Luis, 06.01.21, Luis Biasotto, Grupo Krapp, Luciana Acuña

George Beasley, Dead At 89, Built A US Radio Empire

He started in 1961 with one AM station, which he ran while working as a high school principal, in small-town North Carolina. Sixty years on, his Beasley Broadcast Group is one of the five largest radio groups in the U.S., with 62 stations and 20 million listeners a week. – Billboard
Tags: Art, People, North Carolina, Beasley Broadcast Group, George Beasley, 06.02.21, US Radio Empire

Dan Frank, Brave And Influential Chief Editor Of Pantheon Books, Dead At 67

He shepherded the work of a remarkable group of authors ranging from Cormac McCarthy to Jill Lepore to Oliver Sacks and beyond. Perhaps his two biggest coups were seeing the potential of graphic narrative to be an enduring genre beyond Art Spiegelman’s Maus (he worked with Spiegelman on subsequent books, and also with Marjane Satrapi and Ben Katchor) and coaxing Joseph Mitchell into publishing a book (Up in the Old Hotel) after 27 years of silence. (Click here for a tribute to Frank by James Fa...
Tags: Art, People, Cormac Mccarthy, Marjane Satrapi, Jill Lepore, Oliver Sacks, Joseph Mitchell, Art Spiegelman, Spiegelman, Ben Katchor, 06.02.21, Dan Frank Brave