Monthly Archives: December 2018

Writers & ‘Imposter Syndrome’

The book is the book is the book. As used by Michelle Obama, the term ‘Imposter Syndrome’ is, I suppose, what used to be called ‘low self-esteem’, in that it refers to the feeling that you don’t have the right to be here. ‘It doesn’t go away, the feeling that you shouldn’t take me that […]

I’m Not Older, You Just Got Here Late

Not having a  phone didn’t make life better ‘Hall of Mirrors’ just came out in the US and I’ve had some nice pieces written about it, along with a slew of questions about growing up in the sixties (although admittedly I entered that era in single digits). But after yet another patronising ‘people of your […]

Short Fantastic

Here’s a fun game; instead of trying to list your top ten films, try to make a list of half a dozen short films that were game-changers. I played this for an hour last night but only managed four until I had to look up more. Thousands of short films are written and produced every […]

Sunday Song

When the ‘Hamilton’ audience caused a furore in the White House for booing theatre attendee Mike Pence, it made Lin-Manuel Miranda a spokesperson for the migrant diaspora, so it feels right that the latest in Miranda’s series of Hamildrops should be written by the legendary John Kander, and should be pointedly aimed at the migrant […]

Another London Walk

It started off with this photograph, taken during the war. There’s a street in the City of London called Walbrook which was heavily bombed. After the site had been cleared, ready to build a new office building, there was an excavation that turned up – on the very last day of the dig – the […]