It seems to me in the past it’s been a good thing, as a writer, to have experiences I hadn’t expected.
After becoming deaf, I realized that I’d better get an education if I was ever to do anything with my life.
Hip-hop is a cultural expression – it’s embracing.
I have sympathy for anyone who finds consolation anywhere we can. And many people do find it in religious tradition as it has been. I mean, I love much of that tradition. But somehow, that just didn’t speak to me in the way that it does to some.
Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.
The Lumiere brothers first exhibited moving pictures in Paris in 1896. A year later, there was a private showing at the Yildiz palace in Istanbul.
Scotland’s political identity was destroyed, and a huge Scottish emigration to North America followed the brutal Highland clearances. These included every layer of Scottish society, not just the remnants of the defeated clans.
It is as difficult to define or classify Islamic cinema as it would be a Christian, Jewish or Buddhist one.
White people really deal more with God and black people with Jesus.
Ralph Miliband was a socialist intellectual of great integrity. He belonged to a generation of socialists formed by the Russian revolution and the Second World War, a generation that dominated left-wing politics for almost a century.