Category Archives: inspiration

So we had a sold-out movie première in Portland, Oregon…

Movie premières are pretty intense. There’s lots of shouting and stuff beforehand, but then it’s beautiful and you’re left feeling weird, yet proud, yet weird. The highlight of my première, personally, was having the subject’s father come over afterwards and …Read more…

Murray Sayle

Australian journalist Murray Sayle managed to score the first interview with British spy and defector Kim Philby by waiting at the Moscow Post Office, the only place where it was possible to buy a copy of The Times, for Philby …Read more…

Something For You To Read While I Eat My Face Off At The Shrimp And Petroleum Festival

Sue and I stopped off at a couple of former slave plantations on our way to the 75th Annual Shrimp and Petroleum Festival in Morgan City, Louisiana, this weekend. Neither of these statements is a joke. Indeed, it’s been a …Read more…

Or perhaps, in the words of one man I passed in the street yesterday, “this is all just the media scamming you all.”

I’m inclined to think the coverage of the fifth anniversary of Katrina was as respectful as it’s possible to be yesterday. When you have swarms of cameras descending on a place to ask its residents, precisely, how awful and painful …Read more…