Zappa and I

Zappa and I

I am spending January in a cottage in the Netherlands, volunteering for one of the most impressive NGOs I’ve come across (Against Child Trafficking) and listening to Zappa. I’m living alone and enjoying it so much that it...
The Shakespeare Soap Opera

The Shakespeare Soap Opera

Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool: The theatre is packed but I am alone. I’m watching the Merry Wives by Shakespeare and am enjoying it. But I’m not sure how to review it. How do you review a Shakespeare play? Hasn’t it all …
In Defence of Foreign Aid

In Defence of Foreign Aid

A newspaper is like a puzzle. Journalists write material that fits the exact requirement of particular pages – news, sports, health, arts, business. Like every puzzle, the structure of a newspaper is clear and logical when you understand it.  Newspapers...