Sunday, January 16, 2005

Is Kim Cattrall any good in bed?

Kim Cattrall, better known for her role as the insatiable Samantha Jones in Sex and the City, takes to her bed in the West End in Brian Clarke's play 'Whose Life is it Anyway?'. Very topically, given the renewed debate about euthanasia, Cattrall plays a character paralysed in a hospital bed. It's on at the Comedy Theatre in Panton Street, London.

On the subject of paralysis, I can highly recommend Jonathan Cole's Still Lives: Narratives of Spinal Cord Injury. Cole, a neurophysiologist, does a wonderful job of blending medical and patient narratives. His interviews of 12 people with tetraplegia or paraplegia are embedded in a medically and psychologically-savvy commentary. Enlightening and humbling.

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