Be There or Be Square
31 October 2016 | Culture
I wish I’d been in Berlin on 9 November 1989 to see the wall come down. I finally got there on 21 October 1991, nearly two years later, and totally because a collection of my German Berlin friends had all insisted I had to see Berlin before it was changed forever. At ...
Destruction of Memory
26 June 2016 | Media
I was at the British Museum to see Destruction of Memory, director/producer Tim Slade’s heartbreaking documentary about the recent cycle of destruction of historic monuments.
The film – click here for a trailer – looks at the most recent outrages, the museum in Mos...
Outside Magazine, Bad Lands
2 January 2011 | Places
Outside Magazine’s December 2010 issue has an article – If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be the Taliban – on travelling around Afghanistan with Englishman Geoff Hann’s Hinterland Travel group. Geoff has been running tours through unlikely places for many years and recently – ...
I won’t be reading their books – Bush & Hicks
19 November 2010 | Media
Criticising a book or a film without reading it or seeing it is never a good idea. But there are two recently released books, and from opposite ends of the political spectrum, which I’m not going to waste my time reading. First there’s George W Bush’...
Dell Computers & Afghanistan
17 September 2009 | The rest
I’ve recently worked with Dell Computers on the Take Your Own Path campaign, basically saying I am very tough on laptops and my Dell laptop has survived remarkably well. The campaign has already launched in the US and will follow in the UK soon.
The Minaret o...