“You can think of it as Bill versus Greta”.
That’s what Steven Pinker said to The Guardian this week about the debate on climate change.
“Bill” in this case is Bill Gates (an American billionaire).
“Greta” in this case is Greta Thunberg (a Swedish...
When I was 26 I was offered a rather big media job with a correspondingly big salary and all the trimmings.
I turned it down.
It wasn’t for me.
At the time it rather puzzled me why they would offer this job to someone who was 26. But I was aware enough to see that one of the reasons...
In his new book “Exponential” Azeem Azhar tells a story about a bear.
Two friends (Fred and Indrek) are hiking in the mountains, they need a rest and stop to take off their shoes. SUDDENLY a hungry bear appears. Fred slowly starts to put on his shoes.
Indrek doesn’t understand....
Last week I was at the BIG ABBA ANNOUNCEMENT in East London.
There was a lot of secrecy around it. The big NEWS turned out to be the reunion of the band.
The first ABBA album in 40 years!
When I got home my husband asked me how the press event had been. What had Björn and...
This summer has changed how many of us think about climate change.
extreme flooding in Europe
wildfires in Siberia (and across the Mediterranean)
serious floods in China
devastating fires in the sub-Arctic
heatwaves and drought in North America.
And as I...
A few years back I flew to New York to interview Michelle Obama. It was of course a huge honour. But at the time my primary focus was to not throw up. I was pregnant and suffering from something I REFUSE to call morning sickness because it went on ALL DAY.
This is probably why my...
My friend Denise recently sent me the Amazon superbowl ad starring Michael B Jordan. Apparently it had been seen by 110 million people at the time.
But yes, I had missed it…
The ad is called “Alexa’s body”. Basically, it is about a woman imagining her Alexa lives...
(But yes it was often well made).
Now the show is up for a reboot. And this made me think about how so many things marketed at women as “romance”...
You have probably not missed the DOWNFALL of the girlboss.
Last year several high profile female founders stepped down after accusations of their companies being toxic workplaces - particularly for the people of colour they employed.
Last week Leigh Stein published an essay arguing...
People tell me that the chapter on electric cars in my new book Mother of Invention is FRUSTRATING.
I guess I can understand why.
It’s all about how electric cars were considered “feminine” when they first emerged 130 years ago and how this contributed to them...
Last week I learnt from an Elizabeth Day column that a top modelling agency is apparently encouraging its ‘older girls’ (that’s models in their late 20s…) to get pregnant.
Seemingly, that’s where the money is!
‘[The] baby influencer Insta market...