Jon Ronson Q&A

Jon Ronson is preparing to write the sequel to Them: Adventurers With Extremists and I spoke to him about the characters from that book,where they are now and the state of currently discourse in society and politics. It seems like the cast of Them: Adventures with Extremists have now been re-branded as The Alt Right.…

The man who made modern sushi

Master sushi chef Katsuya Uechi was born on the Japanese island of Miyako, and while you might not have heard of him, or the place he comes from, you are likely to have eaten some of the food he had a hand in influencing. In the world of modern ­sushi, this man is one of…

Zinedine Zidane: What I’ve Learned

I have an affinity with the Arabic world. I have it in my blood, via my parents. I’m very proud of being French, but also very proud of having these roots and this diversity. Diversity is a great advantage for any family. Children who have parents of different nationalities speak different languages and learn from different cultures.…

A better bunny

There’s a misleading idea that the Playboy Playmates have nothing going for them. Sure, we’ve all met the pretty girl who’s dumb as a box of hair and dull as a weekend in Sharjah, but we’re frankly delighted to report that Jessa Hinton – Miss July 2011, has a lot more going on other than…

Striving for Sophistication

Stephen Forsey, co-founder of Greubel Forsey discusses tourbillons, upholding tradition and competing as one of the smaller watchmakers. So what is the benefit of more than one tourbillon in a watch? One tourbillon was designed for the pocket watch, so the idea is like if you are driving in your car and you got a…

Classical British

Giles English, co-founder of Bremont watches on how to stand out in a crowded market. How did the new Codebreaker watch come about? Every one or two years we come up with a special limited edition watch. About six years ago we created a watch called the EP120, made with parts from the famous World…

The Future for Television

Antonio Campo Dall’ Orto, Executive Vice President of MTV Networks International on rebranding the station for a new generation. As told to Matt Pomroy People ask me, “Why does MTV play so little music these days?” And yes, it’s only about forty-five hours per week. But although music remains at the heart of the channel,…

Colin Firth: What I’ve Learned

After you’re nominated for an Oscar, it’s not as if you wake up the day and suddenly there are fifty wonderful scripts on your doorstep. I may have only received three scripts over a given period beforehand and if those three were not particularly good then it doesn’t help you if there are suddenly fifty…