Year 2016

Miracle on 86th Street

I jump onto the train but as the doors close, I realize it’s not the one I need. Looking at my phone to re-arrange my route, my eye catches this kid in a hoodie playing with a Rubik’s Cube. I… Continue Reading →

6PM in New York – on Love & Running

It’s my New York-a-versary! Six years ago, I moved here from South Africa, to live a life based out of the Big Apple – just as I’d once dreamed of doing.  As a journalist, I came to New York on the… Continue Reading →

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

Over the Thanksgiving weekend I, like most, took a trip. To a small American town I’d visited while growing up in South Africa, even though I’d never been to the US before – a town that anyone with a decoder and… Continue Reading →

Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones

One of my favourite ever quotes is Keith Richards describing Mick Jagger as “a mixture of James Brown and Maria Callas” (said while talking to NPR’s Terri Gross in 2010), and it’s a phrase that stuck with me after venturing into the… Continue Reading →

Patriots’ Day on the Big Screen

Monday night the HBO doc on the Boston Marathon bombings aired, and on the same night I got to see the Hollywood version of the story, made by Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg, the third of their recent movies together (following Lone Survivor and Deepwater… Continue Reading →

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