Helena as Margaret. Olivia Colman as QEII. Prince Charles as a full-grown lad. “The Crown” can’t come back soon enough. These books can help satisfy your royal hunger.
Malcolm Jones writes about books, music, and photography for The Daily Beast where he has written about subjects ranging from A. Lincoln to R. Crumb. He is the author of a memoir, Little Boy Blues, and collaborated with the songwriter and composer Van Dyke Parks and the illustrator Barry Moser on Jump!, a retelling of Brer Rabbit stories.
Her new novel tackles sexual predators and traffickers, but good as it is, it pales as soon as the reader puts down the book and turns to the news.
The Texas-born actor made a career out of playing heels, has-beens, and beautiful losers, mostly in supporting roles. And then there was “Payday.”
It’s the only American city, besides New Orleans, that makes me hungry.
At 86, the weathered patriarch of American music has no retirement plans and no desire to do anything but to keep on writing and singing for anyone who’ll listen.