Pied A Terre

22 Apr 19
Today Is The Question: Ted Panken on Music, Politics and the Arts

I was very fortunate to have had an opportunity to speak with and write about the great German outcat bassist Peter Kowald during 2002, the year he passed away in New York City. For Kowald’s 75th birth anniversary yesterday, I’m posting an obituary that I wrote for the Village Voice in their jazz issue of […]

21 Apr 19
London Life With Liz

As will now be apparent, I love a psychological thriller – and Erin Kelly and Marianne Kavanagh are masters of this genre. That’s not the only thing they have in common: both are experienced journalists who have written for magazines and newspapers. ‘Stone Mothers’ is the name the Victorians gave their lunatic asylums, Erin explained. […]

21 Apr 19
French Brighton

This is the story of Ovingdean resident Sally White, who lived in Paris for three decades and was for many years a bouquiniste – the first foreign-born person to get a licence to sell books on the banks of the Seine.