Last week's good intentions to focus on the positive come awry as Sarah and Nathan talk about war (it's bad), Sherlock (pretty bad also), and why Sarah is biased against American fiction.
- You, unlike Nathan, can watch Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best? on BBC iPlayer and read Sarah's New Statesman column about the programme
- Sarah's review of Innocents and Others by Dana Spiotta is at the Spectator
- Sarah's review of The Bed Moved by Rebecca Schiff is at Literary Review
- Around the World With Orson Welles is available on DVD from the BFI; in the podcast, Sarah says that the cohosts were "Kenneth Anger and wife": Kenneth Anger is of course the super gay occultist who wrote Hollywood Babylon, Kenneth Tynan is the theatre critic who stood in for Welles when the big man couldn't make it to the bullfight, and "Mrs Kenneth Tynan" is Elaine Dundy; other than that, great job Sarah
- Janet Frame's collected short stories, The Daylight and the Dust, are published by Virago
- Nathan's piece about Apocalypse Now and Spec Ops: The Line will be linked here when published
- Sherlock is on BBC iPlayer but honestly not recommended; here's a good piece from 1843 Magazine about the turn to personal relationships in drama