Inside Britain’s Secret Courts

Inside Britain’s Secret Courts

Investigatory Powers Tribunals are where you complain if you think the government is spying on you. They’re usually held behind closed doors but this year a few select public hearings have taken place, so I went to check one out. (Vice) Continue reading

Finn Wolfhard: No Strings Attached

Finn Wolfhard: No Strings Attached

With a role in Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio and his own directorial debut on the way, Finn Wolfhard is graduating from child star of Stranger Things to a film-making force in his own right. I find out if he still has time for teenage kicks. (Vera) Continue reading

Eww world order: How the right-wing became obsessed with eating bugs

Eww world order: How the right-wing became obsessed with eating bugs

Forget Pizzagate, the new conspiracy du jour among conservatives involves an apparently nefarious plot to get us plebs to eat insects. I speak to advocates of consuming micro-livestock about how their environmentally friendly messaging got hijacked by the right. (The Independent) Continue reading

George Saunders: ‘This capitalism thing has got limits’

George Saunders: ‘This capitalism thing has got limits’

After winning the Booker Prize for debut novel ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’, the author returns to the short-story form with new collection ‘Liberation Day’. He talks to me about his fascination with Custer’s Last Stand, what John Steinbeck taught him about socialism and learning to embrace uncertainty. (The Independent) Continue reading

Shantaram: The incredible true story behind the outlaw epic

Shantaram: The incredible true story behind the outlaw epic

Former bank robber Gregory David Roberts escaped from an Australian prison in 1980 and fled to Mumbai where he worked as a doctor in the slums and became embroiled with the Indian mafia. He speaks to me about life on the run, turning his experiences into a bestselling novel and being played by Charlie Hunnam in the new Apple+ series. (The Independent) Continue reading

Jimmy Cliff: ‘I’m still chasing that Oscar!’

Jimmy Cliff: ‘I’m still chasing that Oscar!’

It’s been 50 years since the reggae pioneer helped bring Jamaican culture to the world with his starring role in ‘The Harder They Come’. He talks to me about new album ‘Refugees’, convincing Cat Stevens to let him record ‘Wild World’ and why he’s still singing ‘rude songs’ at 78. (The Independent) Continue reading

The Jeff Goldblum Touch

The Jeff Goldblum Touch

It’s been three decades since Jurassic Park made Jeff Goldblum a blockbuster star: a role to which he’s now returning. Meanwhile, he’s become a bona fide style icon and, more importantly, the most ‘living your best life’ human on the planet. I join him for breakfast. (ES Magazine) Continue reading