What seven books mean the most to you? This is my selection of seven books that mean the world to me right now – a mix of current raves and lifelong faves. At the start of this year, my friend Steve Tovey tagged me in a social media challenge to share covers of seven books that […]
Of time, memory, music, hope, despair… and the path through the fog, via OutKast’s Aquemini and the wise words of Michael Scott Moore.
What a way to make a living… Revisiting the classic film 9 to 5 in 2018. So much has changed. But too much remains the same. We’re only just beginning!
Some words on Griefcast live, in which Cariad Lloyd, Katherine Ryan and Emma Freud met at BFI London for an upbeat and cathartic podcast chat on death, mortality and the grieving process.
India, Ian McKellen and Iron Maiden all feature in this #SaturdaySix summer special. This is my monthly round-up of six things that have grabbed my attention over the past month.
Bill Murray walks among us. This Monday (4 June 2018) I saw Bill Murray live in London. I still can’t believe this happened. An early summer night’s dream? Aptly for Bill Murray, the evening was pretty bizarre. Like something Frasier Crane might have dreamt up, then dismissed as too pretentious. Readings from classic American literature, […]
Youth feels infinite at the time. When you’re very young, the moment is everything. How endless the six-week summer holidays from school seemed, how boundless the possibilities. At that age, the simplest, tiniest thing can fill your heart with joy, or break your tiny heart. A pink balloon moment On Wednesday this week (14 February […]
May my eyes always see the truth. May my lips always speak the truth. May my heart always feel the truth.* You will live many lives in this one life. Life progresses with such forward momentum that you cannot always fully appreciate the significance of the moment, and of what the moments, taken together, are […]
The idea is everything. Ideas are the most powerful thing we have. Our ability to act on our ideas – to make them real, to see where they might take us – is the greatest gift we have. Imagination – and the exploration and realisation of ideas that it enables – is at the core […]
With chaos and uncertainty rampant, being clear on our values and emotions is vital. The past seven days have brought two inspiring examples of how to achieve this, from Ariana Grande and Minister Chrystia Freeland. We are living through an age of anger. This is according to Indian author Pankaj Mishra. Mishra argues that “the […]