News & Notes
After having spent the better part of two months immersed in the world of African photography, I am delighted to the Biennale Africaine de la Photographie is now upon us. I was asked to translate the essays in the exhibition catalogue and oversee the overall proofreading. Nothing is more delightful that paid work that allows you to discover new artists… Continue reading →
So, we’re on Year 3 of a Five Year Plan to make my village the Halloween capital of France. To be honest, I am startled at how well it is going. My love for Halloween has been well-chronicled, but what are the chances that I end up buying a house in a village filled with wonderful people who are utterly eager for a Halloween party? Continue reading →
For the past few months, I’ve had the pleasure to work on the foundation for the Marseille, je t’aime film project. It’s been a delight to once again be involved in a cultural project in my favorite city and there will certainly be more news about the movie in this space in the near future. Continue reading →
Fantastic news: a brilliant new film project has landed in Marseille and I am their English liaison. The plan is to make a Cities of Love movie. These are a series of films that gives celebrated directors and actors (think Coen brothers, Scarlett Johansson, Shia Labeouf, etc. etc.) a carte blance to make interconnected short movies that explore the notion of love within one city. There’s already been Paris, je t’aime, New York, I Love You, and Rio, Eu Te Amo. Berlin and Delhi are in production. And we are going to make Marseille, je t’aime. Continue reading →
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Fate threw me together with Jake Rupert two decades ago. We were both student interns at the Ottawa Citizen and we were both assigned to the crime beat in hopes of pumping a little youthful vigor (and youthful heartlessness) into the newspaper’s struggle to keep up with the local tabloid.