Andy Martin



Top ten surfing documentaries

13 November 2013 | 0:00 - By Andy Martin

Surfing documentaries rectify a tragic gap between demand and supply. Without their guaranteed fix of wall-to-wall turquoise tubes there would be a lot of mad, bad, and dangerous-to-know surfers out there. Let me rephrase that: there would be even more of them.


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Picking sides

07 October 2010 | 0:00 - By Andy Martin

Americans are more likely to overplay their sexual orientation - be it genuine or not - than straddle the fence, argues part-time US resident Andy Martin.

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Parents and parallel universes

23 July 2010 | 0:00 - By Andy Martin

Andy Martin ponders the role families -- both real and imagined -- play in the evolution of our lives.


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Tanaka-San Will Not Do Callisthenics

11 March 2010 | 0:00 - By Andy Martin

Andy Martin watches the fascinating tale of Tanaka Tetsuro, a 'guitar-picking troubadour of unalikeness', and finds us a varied if harrowingly similar species.


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Marilyn: The Last Sessions

01 February 2010 | 0:00 - By Andy Martin

A horizontal and relaxed Andy Martin watches Marilyn Monroe on the couch and trips back to his own youth.


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Law and Disorder

10 November 2009 | 0:00 - By Andy Martin

Andy Martin considered life as a whistleblower but decided it's not for him until the perks improve. Still, he argues, we should probably all do more to help their cause.


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Honeybee Blues

02 November 2009 | 0:00 - By Andy Martin

Andy Martin pleads with Australians to support the humble honeybee's fight against disease. And you never know, we may just save the planet...


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About this Blog

Andy Martin's two most recent books are 'Beware Invisible Cows' and 'Stealing the Wave'. He is currently working on a project called 'What It Feels Like To Be Alive'.

Andy Martin Andy Martin was born in London, a mile down the road from West Ham United football club. He dreamed of playing at Upton Park but got sidetracked by (a) philosophy (b) Brigitte Bardot and (c) surfing. He studied at Cambridge, Paris, Hawaii, and Yallingup. He married a woman from Perth and they have two sons who fervently support Australia in the Ashes encounters. He is a former surfing correspondent to The Times (London). He teaches French at Cambridge but is currently attached to the Cullman Center for Writers and Scholars at the New York Public Library. His two most recent books are 'Beware Invisible Cows' and 'Stealing the Wave'. He is currently working on a project called 'What It Feels Like To Be Alive'.

 
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