From Idler 37, 2006
Tom Hodgkinson meets the amiable comedy genius turned world traveller and self-confessed man without direction.
WE APPROACHED Michael Palin as we’d seen him being interviewed saying that he’d lived in the same small house since 1968. …
From Idler 24, Summer 1998
Hutch is alive and well and living in Maida Vale. And he’s got a few things on his mind, as Louis Theroux discovers.
Taken from Idler 24, Summer 1998
I drove to my appointment with …
Paul Bowles: not beat yet
by Marcel Theroux
Taken from Idler issue 3, 1993
Friend of the beatniks, poet, composer, author of The Sheltering Sky: the octogenarian Paul Bowles was still working and still dressing like a gentleman when Marcel …
From Idler 7, December 1995
Gilbert Shelton is the legendary underground comic artist and writer. Born in Houston, Texas, he currently lives in Paris with his wife after stints in New York (where he lived with Terry Gilliam), Los Angeles …
FROM IDLER 10, JULY 1995
The madness begins.
Someone had taken us out to the Groucho Club, and while there Damien Hirst came over to our table and started talking about dogs. Recently back from a long stay in Berlin, …