This year’s model: Agyness Deyn “is the girl everyone wants to be. She’s free-spirited and always stands out from the crowd.” Kate Moss? Not so much.(Daily Mail)
The Times chats with The Kills, which you may know as the band that features Kate Moss‘ now-boyfriend, Jamie Hince. Hince sums up the band’s ethos: “All those old blues singers used to talk about voodoo and music in the same sentence, because they recognised that it wasn’t necessarily the verses or the notes or the rhythms that made a song really electrifying, it was something in the attitude of people playing it. And that’s what we’ve always chased.”
Annie Lennox says she’s done with marriage after two failed ones: “I don’t see the point of it. It’s not that I’m such a cynic. To share one’s life with someone is a beautiful thing. But for the moment, I’m a single person. That’s not to say I wouldn’t like to have a special relationship with someone. But I haven’t made a great job of it in the past. It would be pretty challenging to share my world. Life is pretty full.”(Telegraph)
Victoria Beckham will grace the cover of British Vogue’s April issue.(Telegraph)
Ugly Betty star Ashley Jensen may live in L.A., but she’s still a Scottish girl at heart: “[Working in L.A.] means I wake up to sunshine every morning and I can afford to drink better wine at night. But I haven’t completely sold out to Hollywood, My feet may not be shod by Doc Marten any more, but they are still on the ground. I keep a can of Irn-Bru in the fridge, a jar of Marmite in the larder, and I buy Cornish veggie pasties.”(Daily Mail)
Danny Leigh wonders why British critics are so hard on their homegrown gangster movies.(Guardian)
“When will people learn? Under no circumstances should Tamzin Outhwaite ever be cast as a femme fatale.” (The Stage)
Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.