The shipyard painter, political activist and razor-sharp cartoonist Bob Starrett has just written a new book The Way I See It on his eventful life and times. Below we reprint one of his stories and review an essential read
ENO's production of La Boheme is a triumph,
DESPITE being based upon the same premise as Charles Laughton's The Night of the Hunter (1955) - a killer tracking two children because he believes that they have a treasure - this is a much inferior product.
Shame, since it has a fine cast in Jamie Bell, Josh Lucas, Devon Alan and Dermot Mulroney. The problem is, they're neither believable nor likable and the whole thing drags on interminably.
Imagine the younger child never eating anything except paint and mud, thus always vomiting, yet being fully able to keep up the pace just one stop ahead of a cruel uncle.