Suppose I'd better catch up a bit so a talking vagina isn't the only thing I've posted in a week. How about this interview with Marianne Faithfull, which starts with her new album, Horses and High Heels, works its way back through Brecht and Weill, Broken English and heroin abuse to the mid-'60s, when she was an icon of Swinging London and Mick Jagger's inamorata? I talked to Faithfull two years ago for the movie Irina Palm, in which she played a small-town widow who turns to priming men's pumps for money in order to pay for her grandson's operation. (Yes, really.) This time, we met in person, at a table outside New York's Standard Hotel, where she could smoke freely and reminisce about the bad old days. Through an accident of timing, we met just days before the final edition of The News of the World, an occasion on which she had a few choice words for her longtime tormentor.