Sunday, 9 December 2018
How the hell have you done it?
On April 18th of 1961, it was announced that iconic Hollywood star Gary Cooper was dying of cancer after a glittering 36 year career that...
Sunday, 4 November 2018
There is no danger down here
On October 31st, 1918, as the First World War neared its end, celebrated war poet and officer of the Second Manchesters Wilfred Owen wr...
Thursday, 20 July 2017
It’s the trip of a lifetime
In the early hours of July 21st, 1969, shortly after the Apollo Lunar Module landed on its surface, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin beca...
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
It's up to you now
In 1983, at the end of an amazing career during which she was nominated for a then-record breaking ten Academy Awards for acting, two of ...
Thursday, 16 February 2017
Speeches of Note
Ladies and gentlemen! For the past few years I've been working on a new book--a collection of speeches titled, unsurprisingly,...
Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Diversity guarantees our cultural survival
In November of 1993, a week after the death of celebrated Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini , the New York Times published an article b...
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