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Lifesurfing: Your Horoscope Forecast Guide 2015 – Monthly Forecasts Of Uncanny Precision


SUCH a joy to be back among you, especially given the egregious state of blogging these days. I can but do my best, permitting you a glimpse of Arcati’s ancient soul … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, May 2014 | In: Books | Comment

The Six Best Books of the Year 2013

Madame Arcati’s Six Best Books of the Year 2013

Who isn’t trying to flog a book these days? Independent publishing is fracking vast quantities of creative gas long ignored under our … (read more)

Posted: 19th, December 2013 | In: Books, Key Posts | Comment

Toby Young, Wikipedia and the 583 entry edits

ONE of the tiresome chores of life is maintaining the polish on one’s public profile. Don’t I know it, poppets! If anyone doubts this, check out Toby Young’s impressively anal … (read more)

Posted: 9th, October 2013 | In: Celebrities, Technology | Comment

Did Lady Penelope break up jealous Gerry Anderson’s marriage to Sylvia?

I’M sorry Gerry Anderson decided to leave us over Christmas. Generally I do not approve of this sort of untimeliness. But I must not be severe. The astral tunnel functions … (read more)

Posted: 29th, December 2012 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Andy Kershaw spots Santa Savile doing the Radio 1 Christmas Party

GIVEN the need to stuff festive stockings or find something to get through the hideous day, I cannot recommend highly enough Andy Kershaw’s bio No Off Switch. To buy click here.

Ch 32, … (read more)

Posted: 12th, December 2012 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment

Leveson Report: Should we ignore Lorrsine Kelly and back the Hacked Off campaign?

I DO hope that the sensible among you will sign Hacked Off’s petition, writes Madame Arcati.

It demands that Leveson’s recommendations be implemented – that our media abide by principles enshrined … (read more)

Posted: 1st, December 2012 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)

Julie Burchill: Unchosen: The Memoirs of a Philosemite

 A WHILE back I (along with others) received an email from the divine goddess Julie Burchill. She was seeking my financial support for a book she wants to publish called Unchosen: … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, November 2012 | In: Books | Comments (7)

Old Moore’s Almanack predicted right on Obama, Savile and Gaza

PERIODICALLY I dip into Old Moore’s Almanack – the astrology annual that’s been going since 1697. In between the awful ads that recur year after year and comic book line … (read more)

Posted: 20th, November 2012 | In: Reviews | Comment

Sun educates David Cameron with a Caesar-sized gaffe

I APPLAUD the Sun’s attempt to educate the Prime Minister David Cameron on British history after his lamentable, red-faced performance on David Letterman’s chat show. The paper prints 20 facts … (read more)

Posted: 29th, September 2012 | In: Politicians | Comments (9)

The Colony Room bio! a Soho establishment story

I NEVER had the pleasure of being called ‘c*nty’ by Soho’s Colony Room founder and proprietor Muriel Belcher. Some people have all the luck. So, I’ll have to settle for … (read more)

Posted: 11th, September 2012 | In: Books | Comment

Barbara Hulanicki – ‘Fashion today is so boring’

READY for the Barbara Hulanicki/Biba Brighton exhibition later this month, here’s an excellent documentary interview with the fashion legend, created byJo-ann Fortune for Visit Brighton.

Unusually, she opens up and talks about early … (read more)

Posted: 10th, September 2012 | In: Fashion | Comment

Sod the Olympians and knight Andrew Logan

SOME time ago I wondered (very) aloud why venerable actor Christopher Lee had not yet been knighted, when just about anyone garlanded with a sporty medal is honoured by the … (read more)

Posted: 17th, August 2012 | In: Reviews | Comments (2)

Your 2012 London Olympics horoscope

THE 2012 Olympics commenced at … ah, we have a problem. HM The Queen declared the Games open at 12:18am on July 28, 2012. But the Olympic Cauldron was lit … (read more)

Posted: 31st, July 2012 | In: Key Posts | Comment

Josie Demuth is Poutrageous

OK, it’s my birthday on May 23 and I’m struggling to get this (yes, this) up in thundery Salerno and it’s all about someone you’ve never heard of before and … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, May 2012 | In: Books, Reviews | Comments (3)

The Voice is cursed by Whitney Houston’s melisma

IT was of course your ever-reliable Madame Arcati who first foresaw the tragi-comedy that BBC1’s The Voice is turning into – a vast £22 million wail of a show whose patron saint … (read more)

Posted: 18th, May 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

Vanity Fair sicks it to Rebekah Brooks

REBEKAH Brooks’ stint in the forensic chair at Leveson drew attention to Vanity Fair – and how a report it ran back in February, on her mysterious rise to power and her … (read more)

Posted: 12th, May 2012 | In: Reviews | Comments (3)

The Untold Story of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother – Her Maj conceived by artificial insemination

IT gives me great pleasure to bring to your attention the latest work of Lady Colin Campbell (‘Georgie’ to her friends) – The Untold Story of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

Earlier … (read more)

Posted: 30th, April 2012 | In: Key Posts, Royal Family | Comments (4)

Mary Beard: My kind of Roman and AA Gill’s wrong kind of Blonde

MARY Beard tweets: “@Madame_Arcati going to print out your blog and keep it for when I might be feeling low!”

This blog, about Sunday Times TV critic AA Gill calling Mary Beard too … (read more)

Posted: 28th, April 2012 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comments (56)

Media cluster trolls, Allison Pearson and old-fashioned hate

IT’S ages since I last thought of Allison Pearson, once of the Daily Mail parish, now ventriloquising for the middle-class mutes of the Daily Telegraph. She re-entered my head with the horrible news … (read more)

Posted: 9th, April 2012 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (8)

An interview with Neville Thurlbeck: The NoW was all about human frailty

MADAME Arcati interviews the News of the World’s Neville Thurlbeck:

Isn’t he adorable? There’s something about Neville Thurlbeck that suspends all sensible judgement. He needs little introduction suffice to say that … (read more)

Posted: 29th, March 2012 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comments (2)

Norman St John-Stevas: his homosexuality and merchant banker

YESTERDAY, a friend of mine expressed a degree of shock when I passingly described the recently dead Norman St John-Stevas as ‘gay’ – what proof had I? I laughed. Now … (read more)

Posted: 13th, March 2012 | In: Politicians | Comments (7)

Charlotte Church and other shape-shifting hacking victims

I LOVE the word metamorphosis. Shape-shifting finds its most dramatic expression in folklore and in insects. And of course in the fabled Lesley Ash.

The current hacking scandal is a feast … (read more)

Posted: 5th, March 2012 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Katie Price: Home video porn queen Vs Sun on Sunday family values opinionist?

THE hiring of Katie Price (aka Jordan) as a Sun columnist for its new Sunday edition is a brilliant coup. Though she appears to pen nothing with her actual acrylic-nailed digits, her … (read more)

Posted: 25th, February 2012 | In: Celebrities | Comments (6)

The Oldie’s limp saveloy enlivens the BBC’s Jimmy Savile ‘Cover Up Scandal’

THE cock of Sir Jimmy Savile may now be a shrivelled saveloy in its tilted grave that faces Scarborough’s sea, yet what Mrs Thatcher’s favourite DJ did with it and … (read more)

Posted: 8th, February 2012 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comments (9)

Gary Speed’s death for a non football fan

ALAS, I had no idea of Gary Speed’s existence until he ceased to be. How tragic to have reached the end of his life and not be known by me. … (read more)

Posted: 31st, January 2012 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comments (35)