Posts Tagged "BBC"


Rescuing Caravaggio from a Bad Rap


Posted By on Jun 12, 2012

He was a raging psycho, an uncontrollably lustful homosexual, and a bit of a bitch. Somehow he also managed to produce some of the most sensitive and innovative art ever painted, much of it clearly based on a sophisticated understanding of theology and optical science. For many art historians and almost all creative artists writing about or otherwise depicting Caravaggio, the gay psycho bitch has predominated. But I wasn’t drawn to...

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BBC Picks Omar as Best Xmas Read


Posted By on Dec 20, 2007

BBC Radio’s Arts programme picked The Bethlehem Murders (the UK title for the first Omar Yussef Mystery) as one of the best crime novels to read or give as a gift over Christmas. Pretty good going for a Muslim detective. Here’s the BBC’s full list:http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts/frontrow/festivepicks.shtml

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